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Published on April 10th, 2012 | by Alisdair

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Fanatec Wheel rim – Have Your Say

The final round of Fanatec community tester program is underway as various community’s begin the vote for who they would like to see test and review the new Clubsport Wheel and rims, with that said now Fanatec is looking to get the community involved by allowing you to have a say in what wheel rim you would like to see.

Currently they have the BMW and Formula rim which will be part of the community testing, various different styles have been listed on Thomas of Fanatec’s blog allowing you to have a say of which ones you would like to see them make in the future. You can also have a say in various aspects of the wheel, listed below:

  • Amount of buttons
  • Amount of shifter paddles (analog and/or buttons)
  • Material of rim
  • Material and colours of the inner rim
  • Diameter
  • Weight
  • Target price ?

The wheel rims listed by Thomas that you have a choice between are:

  • BMW GT2
  • FORMULA
  • NASCAR
  • Classic (wood)
  • Classic F1
  • F1 licensed
  • F1 generic
  • LMP1
  • Drift
  • Rallye
  • Porsche GT
  • Simrace special (not realistic but optimized for performance)

Please note that the order does not indicate any priorities. It can take several years until all rims will be ready for production.

For the CSR Elite wheel we will introduce the Formula rim for sure and depending on the success of this add-on we will release a GT rim as well. The electronics of the CSR Elite wheel are limited so we cannot have a proper quick release, rev light indicators, analog joystick, encoder switches or the same amount of buttons like on the CSW rims. The CSR E rims have to follow exactly the same specs as the original wheel.

So please let me know what you want and we will do our best to deliver those rims in the next years.

PS: We will not make adapters to connect other wheel rims as this brings too many technical problems and issues with warranty and safety.

Have your say Here


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Alisdair is the founder of Sim News Daily. An all round sim racing fan with a real passion for cars a motor racing. Twitter: @SimNewsDailycom



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