Fanatec Reviews

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Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Extreme Wheel

8.9

Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Extreme

Fanatec may have removed their Podium series bundles from production. However, by introducing the Gran Turismo DD Extreme racing wheel,

Fanatec ClubSport DD Wheel Review QR2

9.3

Fanatec ClubSport DD

The Fanatec ClubSport DD marked the first new Fanatec wheel base in over two years, and it has some pretty

Fanatec QR2 review

8.9

Fanatec QR2 Quick Release

The Fanatec QR2 is the newest quick release from German sim racing brand Fanatec. It features a complete redesign over

Fanatec CSL DD Ready2Race McLaren Elite Bundle Review

9.1

Fanatec CSL DD Ready2Race McLaren Elite Bundle

What is the CSL DD Ready2Race McLaren Elite Bundle? Fanatec has introduced its Ready To Race bundles to lower the

Fanatec CSL DD Ready To Race 8Nm Bundle

9.1

Fanatec CSL DD Ready2Race Bundle

What is the CSL DD Ready2Race Bundle? Fanatec offers a range of small direct drive wheel bases, which are much

Fanatec CSL Pedals LC Review

8.9

Fanatec CSL Pedals with Load Cell Kit

What are the Fanatec CSL Pedals LC? The new Fanatec CSL Pedals are Fanatec’s entry-level pedal kit. They have replaced

Fanatec GT DD Pro in-depth review

9.1

Fanatec GT DD Pro

What is the Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro? Ever since Fanatec released the CSL DD back in mid-2021, sim racers

Fanatec CSL DD Review

9.4

Fanatec CSL DD

What is the Fanatec CSL DD? When it comes to sim racing, direct drive wheel bases are widely regarded as

Fanatec McLaren GT3 V2 Wheel Review

8.9

Fanatec McLaren GT3 V2

If you’re looking at this new McLaren wheel rim, and think it all looks very familiar, you’d be right. This

Fanatec CSL Elite Steering Wheel WRC

8.2

Fanatec CSL Elite Steering Wheel WRC

The Design of the Fanatec CSL Elite Steering Wheel WRC When you first set eyes on the new WRC-licensed steering

Fanatec RennSport V2 Cockpit Review

8.9

RennSport V2 Cockpit

What exactly is the RennSport V2 Cockpit? The RennSport V2 cockpit is Fanatec’s very own sim cockpit. You don’t normally

Fanatec Clubsport SQ V1.5 Shifter Review

8.6

Fanatec Clubsport Shifter SQ V1.5

Unboxing The first thing you notice when you finally reveal the Fanatec ClubSport Shifter SQ V1.5 from its box, is


All Fanatec sim racing products reviewed

Here is our hub for all of our expert Fanatec sim racing product reviews. Above are all of our latest Fanatec wheel base, racing wheel, pedal and peripheral reviews.

You can sort the above reviews by highest rating to see the absolute best Fanatec products available, or search reviews by the most recent. We love reviewing Fanatec sim racing products. The German sim racing manufacturer produces some of the absolute best sim racing wheels and products available.

Fanatec wheel bases are the pinnacle of sim racing. Most professional sim racers agree that Fanatec produces some of the best wheels.

The German manufacturer‘s direct drive wheel bases are the best in class, offering the best force feedback available from a direct drive wheel. To go along with this, they also produce the most accessible direct drive wheel base available.

The Podium DD1 F1, is the first-ever direct drive wheel base that is compatible with all consoles. It brings with it some of the strongest and most detailed force feedback available to any sim racer. Fanatec then produced both the CSL DD and GT DD Pro racing wheels that offer console direct drive sim racing on both Xbox and PS5.


How do we review Fanatec products?

All of our reviews include our thoughts from hundreds of hours of testing. Most of the sim racing products that are reviewed above have been purchased by ourselves. And we have been running them as part of our main sim rig for months if not years.

Our main sim rig consists of a Sim-Lab P1X Pro, with an ultra-widescreen monitor which forms one of the best sim racing setups suitable for all forms of racing wheels and pedals. We try to use this same rig for all of our testing, so we have a level playing field for all reviews.

This cockpit can handle strong direct drive wheel bases, right up to the powerful 25Nm Fanatec DD2. When we find ourselves reviewing new sim rigs, such as the RennSport V2 cockpit, we utilize our second sim racing setup. Our second sim rig is designed to be much more configurable, and interchangeable.

We always look to create in-depth reviews for every product, including Fanatec racing wheels, pedals and peripherals. We give each product at least a week on our sim rig at the very minimum so we get plenty of time to race with it. We then expertly compare it to other sim racing products in the same category to form our final opinion and thoughts.


Most frequently asked Fanatec questions

Where can I buy Fanatec racing wheels and pedals in the US?

The best place to purchase Fanatec products, is through their online store. They have a distribution center in California, where all US orders will be sent from. As well as another distribution center in mainland Europe.

Do Fanatec wheels and pedals work with other brands?

If you are racing on PC, then Fanatec products can all be used in combination with other branded products such as Thrustmaster. If you are a console racer, then Fanatec products are only natively compatible with the same brand products.

Are Fanatec wheels the best you can buy?

Fanatec position themselves as market leaders, and produce some of the very best and most high end racing wheels. In our eyes, they are the pinnacle of sim racing wheels, and sit at the top of the market.