Fanatec Unveiled The Gran Turismo DD Pro Wheel For PS4 And PS5

Fanatec Unveiled The Gran Turismo DD Pro Wheel For PS4 And PS5

In the past few months, German Sim Racing Peripheral manufacturer Fanatec has more than once pleasantly surprised both the real and sim racing world with exciting news. Usually going where no Sim Racing related manufacturer has gone before. And here we go again.

This time Fanatec introduces the Gran Turismo™ DD Pro, which is the first official Direct Drive Wheel for the Gran Turismo series, officially licensed for PlayStation 5 consoles and PlayStation 4 consoles.

The package includes a high-performance direct-drive wheelbase, steering wheel, and pedals. The Gran Turismo™ DD Pro was developed in parallel with the CSL DD, in close collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment and Polyphony Digital. 
 
The Gran Turismo™ DD Pro is compatible with Gran Turismo™ Sport and Gran Turismo™ 7, the latest game in the series, set to release in 2022, and has bespoke inputs, tailored specifically for that game. 

Fanatec, CEO, Thomas Jackermeier said: The community has asked for an affordable direct drive wheel with load cell pedal and we took a lot of efforts to make the impossible come true. The steering wheel was entirely designed in collaboration with Polyphony Digital and we worked closely together to make everything work perfectly with Gran Turismo™Sport and the upcoming Gran Turismo™ 7 which is announced for release in 2022. Direct Drive is the new standard in sim racing and every racer who tried it once will never go back to a belt drive wheel.

Gran Turismo™ DD Pro Wheel Base

Gran Turismo™ DD Pro Wheel Base:

  • The first official Direct Drive Wheel for the Gran Turismo™ series
  • Officially licensed for PlayStation®5 consoles and PlayStation®4 consoles
  • Direct-Drive system delivers instant, detailed force feedback
  • Linear, consistent performance (5 Nm peak torque)
  • Optional Boost Kit 180 (sold separately) unlocks maximum strength (8 Nm peak torque)
  • Patented, exclusive FluxBarrier technology optimises motor efficiency and smoothness
  • Full Fanatec SDK support ensures game compatibility out of the box for all major racing games
  • Standard Tuning Menu allows beginners to get started quickly without having to worry about settings
  • Advanced Tuning Menu allows enthusiasts to fine-tune the force feedback characteristics to suit their driving preferences
  • High-resolution (contactless) Hall-position-sensor, same as Podium Series
  • Steering axis made from carbon fibre-enhanced composite
  • Fanless: wheel base housing is made from aluminium (passive heat sink, core structural component) with composite end caps
  • Slip ring system (life-tested for thousands of hours) provides cable-free delivery of power and data between steering wheel and wheel base
  • Automotive-grade quick release, exchangeable
  • T-nut rail system on sides and bottom for easily adjustable hard-mounting
  • Table clamp included, supports 5 to 60 mm table thickness
  • Ports: 
    • Power supply
    • USB-C to console / PC
    • Shifter 1
    • Shifter 2 (Sequential only)
    • Pedal
    • Handbrake
  • Front-mounted threaded inserts for Fanatec accessories (e.g. ClubSport Static Shifter Paddles, available separately). Not intended for front-mounting the wheel base to a sim racing chassis/cockpit.
Steering wheel for Gran Turismo™ DD Pro

Steering wheel for Gran Turismo™ DD Pro: 

  • Designed in collaboration with Polyphony Digital
  • Tactile rubber grip with blue centre stripe
  • Compact 280 mm diameter and light weight for crisp response
  • Diffused RevLED strip (yellow, red, and blue LEDs)
  • White OLED display for Tuning Menu access and telemetry output (where supported)
  • 5-way directional stick for menu navigation
  • Four additional 5-way directional sticks
  • Ergonomic shifter paddles
  • 11 buttons optimised for the PlayStation® console control scheme interface
  • Fiberglass-reinforced plastic construction
  • Exchangeable QR1 Lite Wheel-Side quick release system
Pedals for Gran Turismo™ DD Pro

 Pedals for Gran Turismo™ DD Pro: 

  • Two-pedal set (throttle and brake), upgradeable to three pedals (upgrade kits sold separately)
  • All-metal construction (excluding pedal faces). Pedals are made from heavy steel, which helps to prevent the set from sliding on the floor (if not hard-mounted to a rig)
  • Optional anodised aluminium pedal plates (‘CSL Pedals Tuning Kit’, sold separately)
  • Contactless Hall sensors (12-bit) on both brake and throttle for high precision and durability
  • Brake pedal spring is stiffer than throttle pedal spring, PU foam damper adds additional resistance for progressive braking feel
  • Upgrade to a three-pedal configuration with Clutch Kit or Load Cell Kit (sold separately) 
    • CSL Pedals Clutch Kit provides a third pedal for the lowest price
    • CSL Pedals Load Cell Kit also provides a third pedal, and upgrades the brake and electronics
  • Pedal position can be adjusted sideways along heel rest
  • Height-adjustable pedal faces
  • Modular design means inverted mounting to a rig is possible
  • Vertical rear plates allow pedals to be easily braced against a wall or other vertical surface
  • Pearl chrome plating on pedal bases and arms
  • Black powder coating on heel rest
  • Pedals connect directly to Gran Turismo™ DD Pro Wheel Base

The Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro will be available to pre-order via the official Fanatec Webstore starting November 26th with deliveries scheduled for March 2022.

Pricing:

  • EU – €699,95 + Shipping
  • US – $699,95 + Shipping
  • AU – A$1.229,95 + Shipping
  • JPN – Y92.900,00 + Shipping

Official Webpages –  www.fanatec.com


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