PC Racing: Much Easier With A Steering Wheel!

Thrustmaster 360 Modena Pro

This, as the name implies, is the top-of-the-line version of the same wheel. It has the same pedal set, with the only difference being the shell of the wheel. It is wider and has a rally- or saloon-style gear shift on the right. I personally do not find that very useful. On the other hand, the two-screw and lever clamp system, though not very practical, ensures perfect stability compared to the plainer model. The wheel is completely clad in rubber for extra comfort. Still, the $25 price difference is substantial and not entirely justified. But if cost is not an issue, this is one of the best non-force wheels.

Surprises inside

When the Modena and Modena Pro wheels are opened up, we were surprised by their simplicity and all-plastic parts. There isn't even a spring, just a tensioner for centering. You wouldn't swear to its precision just by the look of it, so the electronics behind the mechanics must play a primary role. Play on the axis is kept to a minimum by wide, greased, plastic guides.