Simucube 2 Pro

Pros of the Simucube 2 Pro:

  • Extremely detailed and precise force feedback
  • Very sturdy metal construction and quality components
  • Intuitive software for updates and tuning
  • Seamless wireless performance when paired with a wireless wheel
  • Smoother and more refined feel compared to competitors
  • Excellent value for a high-end direct drive system

Cons of the Simucube 2 Pro:

  • Can take time to optimize settings for each sim/car
  • Not as “plug and play” as some other consumer wheels
  • Wireless wheel options currently limited to 28 functions
  • Quick release pin could be more aesthetically pleasing
  • Must fully power down to prevent odd issues

Simucube 2 Pro Direct Drive Wheelbase Review


As an avid sim racer and racing enthusiast, I’ve had the privilege of testing out the Simucube 2 Pro direct drive wheelbase over an extended period to provide a comprehensive review. Simucube is a reputable brand in high-end sim racing gear, owned by Granite Devices. With the Simucube 2 range, they’ve taken the DIY complexity out of direct drive systems and offer a polished plug-and-play package for serious racers. The Simucube 2 Pro I’ll be reviewing is their mid-range 25Nm torque wheelbase.

Unboxing and Setup

Unboxing the Simucube 2 Pro was an experience in itself. The first thing you notice is the immense weight at 10.6KG – it feels solid and sturdy, almost overbuilt. The minimalistic metal casing gives it an industrial chic vibe. Inside the box you get the wheelbase unit, power supply (two with earlier models), power cable, USB cable, wireless antenna, and mounting hardware.

Physical installation takes some care – you’ll need a rigid rig as any flex can cause issues with a DD wheel. Mounting directly to a wheel plate is ideal. I installed mine on an RSEAT RS1 which required some drilling and fitting work. The front mounting holes offer flexibility. Assembly is straightforward with the threaded bolts lining up nicely.

The quick release system is excellent – machining tolerances mean zero flex or play. The unique kingpin design provides very secure wheel attachment. My only gripe is having to permanently attach a spacer to each wheel. This affects potential field-of-view settings in rigs with the display close behind the wheel.

For software, Simucube’s TrueDrive app makes firmware updates and setup simple. The interface is polished and intuitive. Default torque settings are very low so tuning will be needed to achieve ideal force feedback. Preset profiles are available for all major sim titles as a starting point.

Build Quality and Design

It’s clear that Simucube over-engineers their products to perform flawlessly under peak loads. The custom motor is made in Austria and the electronics/assembly are neat and precise.

The metal casing acts as a passive heatsink, eliminating the need for noisy cooling fans. While the unit gets slightly warm under use, it never became hot in my testing.

Earlier models had two power supplies and some issues with power surges. This has been resolved in newer versions with a single robust PSU. The included cables are high-quality and durable.

There are no shortcuts taken – the Simucube 2 Pro simply oozes quality in its industrial design and components. This thing is built to last many years of serious use.

Performance and Features

Let’s talk about the key reason to purchase any high-end wheelbase – the performance! The Simucube 2 Pro shines here by offering extremely detailed and precise force feedback unmatched by any other DD I’ve tried.

The 25Nm of torque provides plenty of power, even if you run it conservatively at 35-40%. The motor tech combined with Simucube’s TrueDrive software translates every nuance of the car and track into your hands. It’s simply sublime.

Dialing in the ideal settings does take time for each car/sim. But the presets provide a great starting point. I added friction and damping to achieve the right weighty feel and opposing force through corners. Small tweaks to the slew rate tamed the aggression from curbs and bumps.

Once tuned, the Simucube delivers a buttery smooth yet highly responsive feel. You can drive accurately and consistently for hours without fatigue. It oozes quality and refinement.

The wireless performance is also fantastic with the built-in receiver. I noticed no latency issues during my extensive testing. The ecosystem for wireless wheels is still limited to 28 functions currently though.


The Simucube 2 Pro direct drive wheelbase leaves very little to be desired. The unparalleled engineering quality delivers a refined driving experience consistent lap after lap. The strong metal construction and premium components simply ooze longevity.

There is a learning curve to set it up perfectly for your needs and driving style. But for serious racers, this customization and tuning is part of the appeal. The Simucube 2 Pro is an investment that pays back dividends in performance and enjoyment.

Despite the lofty price tag, you won’t feel like you overpaid. This is a product made for discerning enthusiasts who won’t settle for less than the best. If that sounds like you, I can’t recommend the Simucube 2 Pro enough!


What is the warranty period?

Simucube provides a 2 year limited warranty on the 2 Pro wheelbase.

Are the power supplies auto-switching?

Yes, the single power supply included with newer units is auto-switching for 100V-240V.

What wheels work on the wireless system?

Any wireless wheel designed for Simucube/Cube Controls will be compatible. Popular options include the Formula Sport, GT3 wheel, and F1-style rims.

Can I use any quick release system?

You’re limited to wheels using the Simucube SQR mounting pattern. But adapter plates can allow other QR systems.

How difficult is setup and tuning?

The included software and presets make initial setup straightforward. Expect a learning curve to customize settings perfectly for you.

Simucube 2 Pro