VW Golf 7 Interior Turned Into Awesome Driving Simulator

Talk to any sim racer and they’ll probably spend the majority of their time telling you about their setup. With so many options on offer, the industry offers gamers almost endless possibilities to lay out their orders. Setups can range from a steering wheel attached to a desk to something that would rival an F1 team’s simulator with full motion control. In his latest video, YouTuber Johnnys_Playground shows how he built a custom simulator with a Golf Mk7 interior.

Although we have seen simulators transplanted into cars, it is quite the opposite. Johnny got his hands on some interior components like the dashboard, center console, radio unit, and gauge cluster, then attached the parts to a custom frame he designed and built – it even shows off. future plans to add an OEM door.

While this all sounds good, the most impressive part of this rig for us is the fact that it has reworked the factory components to interact with racing games. Not only does the touchscreen display real-time data, but the gauges also behave as they normally would.

So this is where the Volkswagen parts ended, but where do the racing sim parts start? We’re not sure what the exact wheel and pedal model is, but it looks like Johnny snuck into a set of Logitech G920 wheels and pedals. It didn’t last long as he got hold of a Volkswagen wheel and shifter to replace existing simulation racing components. The set already looks great with the combination of Takata green belts and OEM parts, but that hasn’t stopped his DIY efforts.

Johnny has cropped the dashboard and components in a forged carbon-look wrap. While we’re not sure Volkswagen would go for the final forged carbon look, we can’t say that it looks good. The amount of money spent on these factory components is unknown, but it made us think about what simulation gear might have been chosen without the VW parts. We’ll let you be the judge on this, but that certainly doesn’t take away from his DIY genius.

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