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Fanatec release GT World Challenge steering wheel

Fanatec have made the steering wheel bundle used in the GT World Challenge esports project available to purchase on their website. This latest wheel makes up part of the podium line of products and is bundled with the podium shifters, button module and hub.

This is a new bundle comprised of existing parts including the ClubSport Wheel Rim 320

Buy now from Fanatec for EUR €629.95, $629.95, $939.90
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This has been a popular question over the course of the SRO Esports stream from inquisitive viewers wanting to know what the drivers are using on the rig, well, here's your answer. It's worth mentioning, all of the parts are available to purchase separately.

FEATURES​

ClubSport Wheel Rim 320
  • Three-spoke aluminium wheel rim with a 320 mm diameter
  • Genuine smooth leather
  • Light grey centre stripe
  • Light grey stitching
Fanatec GT World Challenge Module.jpg


Podium Button Module Endurance
  • Real carbon fibre front plate and internal metal reinforcements for maximum stability
  • Rubber-coated glass fibre reinforced backplate
  • Full-scale replica to class-leading endurance GT3 racing car
  • 10 buttons
  • Two 2-way toggle switches
  • Two 12-way Multi-Position Switches with Encoder Mode (endless rotation)
  • One FunkySwitch (7-way joystick/encoder)
  • One analogue joystick (2-axis)
  • Nine RGB high-intensity RevLEDs
  • Two FlagLED groups with three RGB high-intensity LEDs each
  • User-defined LED behavior via FanaLab
  • Integrated 2.7” 256x64 resolution OLED display
  • Tuning functions in the OLED display
  • Support for Intelligent Telemetry Mode (ITM)
  • Clutch bite point indication on the OLED display (when used in combination with the Podium Advanced Paddle Module)
  • Detachable button caps, compatible with other Fanatec button caps (e.g. Racing Style)
  • Reversible DataPort-C connector
  • Customisable button labels (sticker set included)
Fanatec GT World Challenge pedals.jpg


Podium Advanced Paddle Module (four magnetic paddles + two analog paddles)
  • Paddle Plates made of real carbon fibre
  • Cage made of CNC machined aluminium
  • Neodymium magnets
  • Hall sensors on the analogue paddles
Fanatec GT World Challenge hub.jpg


Podium Hub
  • Gold anodised aluminium monocoque
  • Ultra sturdy and lightweight space frame design
  • DataPort-C connector
  • QR1 Wheel-Side (ClubSport Quick Release Adapter - supports interchangeable Quick Release) packaged separately
Combined weight: approx. 2250 g
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Comments

Damn! I was a bit unhappy with my Porsche wheel (Thumb molds too tight and LED strip annoyingly bright and clunky) and got the McLaren V2 instead.
I was lurking for the Round R330 wheel with the new Uni-Hub with the magnetic shifters but was looking for something a bit more ergonomically shaped.

Now Fanatec releases this ergonomic round wheel with leather, which is perfect for my hands.
Sadly I'm really used to the ton of buttons, switches, rotaries of the McLaren V2 and the podium hub is quite expensive.. and a bit ugly...

If Fanatec would produce an extended Uni-Hub with Clutch paddles and some buttons that are easy to reach, I'd be all over it.

They made the perfect rim for my taste. Maybe they'll make the perfect hub too at some point.
 
I'd be really impressed if it were possible to purchase ANYTHING from Fanatec in Australia, more so if the ever answered any sales inquiry as well.
:O_o:
 
Its a good thing it isnt expensive...
Yeah the podium stuff is 579€, the rim only 129€..
There's some clubsport hub button + clutch paddles extension missing.
The McLaren v2 rim is incredible in value right now with the updated magnetic shifter bar and the rotaries now being infinity rotaries instead of only 12 positions.
 
I’ve got the Porsche version and the ITM/dash functions are very poor. To switch between the different info pages you must press a button and a small rotary, quite hard using gloves. No option of editing the pages or info with my CSW using fanalab. And each game provides a certain info, so you can get delta info in some, or just almost nothing in other. It’s been a bit dissapointing after one year using it. I was expecting some work on it, especially after seeing how other brands are offering really useful dashes. I hope the quality of the buttons are better than the old Button module endurance’s. I had to ask for a replacement after 3 months of use because some cracked. Anyway, it’s a very good looking wheel, expensive but with a lot of buttons to configure. Shame Fanatec didn’t try to improve the ITM. Hopefully this new one product will help old customers to get something better that doesn’t ask you to use simhubs or so.
 
I ordered the new ClubSport Steering Wheel RS instead. It costs less than a half of this one, I hope it can be good for my CSL DD and I want to use it mosty in AC for road cars (I'm going to use the McLaren GT3 v2 for racing). It has been delayed though, so I haven't received it yet. Are you going to review this wheel, too? I understand this is a refresh of the Porsche 918 RSR wheel that has been discontinued, with less weight (no vibration motors) and some improvements (magnetic shifters, etc.)
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"Full-scale replica to class-leading endurance GT3 racing car"

Is this false advertising? No real GT3 car has a wheel like this I think. But maybe I'm wrong
 
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I ordered the new ClubSport Steering Wheel RS ....tors) and some improvements (magnetic shifters, etc.)
Urghh.. That looks beautiful! I've the Porsche version or it.. but this one.. Oh my my. Prefer the looks... Since when it this one in the store? ohhhh It's new.. pre order.
 
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Urghh.. That looks beautiful! I've the Porsche version or it.. but this one.. Oh my my. Prefer the looks... Since when it this one in the store? ohhhh It's new.. pre order.
It's changing pre-order dates though!
I'm pretty sure the first ones should also be in use.
I thought about replacing the Porsche rim with that as it has the new clubsport magnetic shifters!
Sadly the rev stripe can't be dimmed. Just full on or off and it's way too bright for me...
 
It's changing pre-order dates though!
I'm pretty sure the first ones should also be in use.
I thought about replacing the Porsche rim with that as it has the new clubsport magnetic shifters!
Sadly the rev stripe can't be dimmed. Just full on or off and it's way too bright for me...
Seems I can sell the Porsche for 300+, so yeh. easy choice :D Specially due the shifters. Next month gonna be special. ohh new peorderdates?
 
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looks great! if I had time to drive, it would be almost something I might consider
expensive though, even if the quality is there
 

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