Fanatec has released the new ClubSport Steering Wheel F1 Esports V2 wheel rim, the official wheel of the F1 Esports Series Pro Championship.
At first sight, the new F1 Esports wheel V2 version looks pretty similar to its original V1 predecessor but features some subtle changes to accommodate the improved LEDs. The front plate now houses RGB FlagLEDs as seen on the Fanatec Formula V2.5 while the RevLEDs are upgraded to RGB units. This enables users to customize the LED colors using the FanaLab software.
Furthermore, the wheel is now fitted with magnetic shifters, built from polymer composite, with metal paddles, resulting in more precise shifts. Revised electronics make it possible to upgrade the wheel with the ClubSport Magnetic Paddle Module or Podium Advanced Paddle Module.
The future-proof wheel rim is fitted with a QR1 ClubSport Quick Release Adapter, which can be upgraded to the new upcoming QR2 Quick Release.
Fanatec stated that while manufacturing costs have increased, the price of the Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheel F1 Esports V2 wheel rim remains as low as 269.95 €/$ incl. value-added tax + Shipping.
The wheel is already available and ready to ship in Europe, Japan, and Australia. US customers will have to pre-order, with a projected shipping date of March 28, 2022.
(Small note! When adding the product to the shopping basket, it seems to add the Quick Release 99.95 €/$ to the price resulting in a 369.90€/$. However, when you continue to the checkout, the price will be corrected including the Quick Release for 269.95 €/$.)
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- Officially licensed by Formula 1™
- Replica of a steering wheel as used in formula cars. The compact diameter of 270 mm allows fast movements and reactions
- Durable metal construction
- Genuine Alcantara® grips
- Magnetic paddle shifters (CSL Elite Magnetic Paddle Module, preinstalled)
- 3 mm-thick, black anodised aluminium paddle plates
- Paddle module cage made of polymer composite
- Neodymium magnets
- Easily upgradable to ClubSport Magnetic Paddle Module or Podium Advanced Paddle Module (sold separately)
- 11 buttons
- Analogue joystick
- 7-way FunkySwitch™: left, right, up, and down directional inputs, push button, and rotary encoder functionality
- Two vibration motors integrated with the grips, controllable through wheel Tuning Menu (SHO) or by game through Fanatec SDK
- RevLEDs with nine multi-colour RGB LEDs to show motor RPM and optimal shifting point, programmable by the user via FanaLab and by game developers via the Fanatec SDK
- Two FlagLEDs with three multi-colour RGB LEDs each to indicate tyre slip, flag warnings, pit limiter, and more, programmable by the user via FanaLab and by game developers via the Fanatec SDK
- Vibrant blue LED display to show telemetry data such as speed or gear selection (in supported games)
- Tuning functions with LED display to adjust settings independent from the game and during gameplay (see description of compatible wheel base / racing wheel for details)
- Improved electronics means wheel is firmware-updatable
- Exchangeable aluminium quick release
- Steering wheel weight: approx. 1255 g (including QR1 Wheel-Side)
This product is only compatible with the following wheelbase:
- CSL DD
- Gran Turismo DD Pro
- CSL Elite Wheel Base
- CSL Elite Wheel Base V1.1
- CSL Elite Wheel Base + – officially licensed for PS4™
- CSL Elite Racing Wheel – officially licensed for PS4™
- ClubSport Wheel Base V2
- ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5
- PODIUM Wheel Base DD1
- PODIUM Wheel Base DD2
- PODIUM Racing Wheel F1® PS4™
- PC: this product is compatible with Windows PC.
- Xbox: this product is not compatible with Xbox systems.
- PlayStation: The functionality of this product on PS4 can be limited by the capabilities of the console (subject to firmware/OS changes and developer support). The full functionality can only be guaranteed on PC; this is also game-dependent. PlayStation 5: Check our platform compatibility page for more details.
- ClubSport Steering Wheel F1® Esports V2
- CSL Elite Magnetic Paddle Module (pre-installed)
- QR1 Wheel-Side (ClubSport Quick Release Adapter), packaged separately
- Safety pin for long-term storage
- Safety screw for permanent mount on wheel base
- Quick Guide