GamerMuscle – Fanatec Podium Series First Impressions

GamerMuscle - Fanatec Podium Series First Impressions

GamerMuscle – Fanatec Podium Series First Impressions

Last weekend, the well-known German Sim Racing peripheral manufacturer Fanatec hosted a community event were selected community members were invited to test and compare the new Fanatec Podium Series Direct Drive wheels to various comparable solutions on the market.

The new ‘Podium Series’ hardware will become Fanatec’s highest range of products positioned above the ClubSport Series. The ‘Podium Series’ products will be compatibility throughout the whole product palette. With this new product line, Fanatec tries to set new standards in terms of functionality, performance, and durability while retaining compatibility and a great price performance.

The Podium Series event was held in the Haeusl’Air Flightschool hanger at the Landshut Ellermühle airfield in Germany, where Fanatec invited a selection of famous, and lesser known Sim Racing enthusiasts to test and compare the new Fanatec DD1 and DD2 Direct Drive wheel flagship products to other comparable high-end wheelbases on the market.

One of the invited guests was the British “drink Tea and Drive” sim racing celebrity, James West, aka GamerMuscle. In his usual entertaining style, spiced up with some Top Gear flavor, James shares his first impressions after testing the new DD1 and DD2 Podium Direct Drive Series wheels.

We are already looking forward to a full-blown GamerMuscle review of the wheel in the near future.

Fanatec Sim Racing Hardware

Endor, with its Headquarters in Landshut / Bavaria, was founded in the year 1997 by Thomas Jackermeier, who turned his hobby into his profession. As an active player of early-stage PC-Games, he very quickly recognized the decisive role that input devices would play on performance, reality, and fun. During the 90’s, the choice, from among what was available on high-quality devices, was very limited. Thomas decided to give up his wholesale biking store, a start-up business he had used to finance his educational degree during his time at the University of Regensburg while obtaining his Masters of Business Administration. Following his studies, he bought the company AB-Union, which was changed to Endor Ltd., which would later become Endor AG.

The developed products were never marketed under the name Endor, but rather under the brand name Fanatec, providing Endor with the flexibility needed, to be able to introduce new brands into varying markets as desired. Fanatec products are developed in Germany, produced in Asia and are sold globally via the Fanatec online webshop.

Today Fanatec can count itself amongst the global market leaders in high-end sim racing equipment for consoles and PC systems. For more product info and purchases, check out the official Fanatec web page.

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Fanatec Podium Series Community Event

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