We all like our toys, but does high end equipment in sim racing translate to better lap time? Discuss. The basic requirements to go sim racing in any sort of reasonable fashion are simple - games machine (either PC or console) / wheel & pedals / monitor (or TV) and the sim itself. However as you immerse yourself more in the virtual sport we all love, the desire to improve and expand ones equipment becomes ever stronger, in some cases leading to the purchase of several thousand pounds worth of hardware in the form of direct drive wheels, high end pedals, virtual reality headsets and even full motion rig setups. Now it is in no doubt that immersion can be improved with equipment, but does it buy you speed? Our question today is: Does high end hardware increase your performance out on track? The question of 'high end hardware' is open to your interpretation. We can include things like expensive wheels and pedals / motion rigs / VR / 4K monitors or whatever you want that is over and above a basic, entry level sim racing setup. Have fun debating and leave a comment below!