Updated July 12, 2019: New entries added

The time has long passed where the concept of playing a racing game on your phone elicited gasps of wonder. We've all grown accustomed to mobile devices being as powerful as games consoles by now.

Sure enough, you can get a whole range of racing games for your iOS device these days, whether you're into advanced simulators, slick arcade racers, or colourful karters.

Beyond that, Apple's mobile platform is home to a bunch of exciting new racing sub-genres and unlikely hybrids. Some of them don't look anything like racing games at an initial glance. Crucially, though, they nail that racing thrill.

We've picked out the best racers on iPhone and iPad for you. Disagree? Let us know your favourites in the comments below.