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If you were looking with longing at Logitech’s G29 racing wheel, you may also want to consider this wheel and pedal kit from Thrustmaster, which will retail for the same €399 (approx. R6,000 today) as the G29. Like all of Thrustmaster’s products, the TX Racing Wheel Leather Edition is belt-driven, allowing for a smooth response and more torque from the motors, producing strong force feedback effects. Along with being compatible for the PC, this bundle is also compatible with the Xbox One. Hit the jump for more on this awesome piece of kit.

Unlike Logitech’s offering, Thrustmaster’s unit differs in that the steering wheel rim itself is removable, and you can replace it with whichever wheel you’d prefer based on the game you play most. There are options for ones like look like a F1 wheel as well as a few choice designs from Ferrari. Thrustmaster also sells the base that is included in this kit separately (the TX Racing Wheel Servo), and if you’re so inclined you can bundle any other shifter, rim and pedal set to make up your own kit on the company’s web store.

Unlike the G29 as well, the pedals are adjustable, allowing you to group them closer together, as well as raising or lowering the accelerator pedal to suit your foot placement. The pedals are also reversible, so if you’re looking to mount this on to a permanent frame, you can set it up to feel like a real car’s interior. Rounding off the high-end finish, the steering wheel rim is covered in real leather, stitched to the frame by hand.

Thrustmaster will begin shipping this bundle of the TX Leather Edition starting at the end of September 2015.