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New Fanatec CSL DD Official Reaction Video

Following the announcement of the new official Fanatec CSL DD wheel CEO Thomas Jackermeier features in a reaction video to your comments.

Yes the new Fanatec CSL DD wheel is real, after having some fun on April fools day Fanatec were actually not pulling any jokes…it was real. “We have indeed developed an all-new direct-drive wheelbase for €349.95. Bringing this advanced technology to the CSL Series took a little more effort than cutting a Podium base in half, that’s for sure”.

After the hype and excitement from sim racing fans on 21st April when it was officially announced, the community could not believe it was real, following the excitement CEO Thomas Jackermeier sits down to go through some of the comments in a reaction video.

Yes, it’s real, this is nothing other than a complete game changer. There is little doubt that Direct Drive wheels are far superior to any belt or gear-driven wheels out there. We wanted to make this new technology available for the mass market without taking any shortcuts in quality or performance.

A key factor is the brand-new, 100% custom motor. It was developed in Germany specifically for sim racing, with patented FluxBarrier™ technology achieving remarkable efficiency for its size. The force feedback detail and performance is unlike anything else close to this price point.

Up to 8 Nm peak torque.

With the standard power supply, peak torque is 5 Nm, this is almost the level of a CSL Elite Wheel Base. But there is also the Boost Kit 180, an optional larger power supply unlocking the full 8 Nm.

The CSL DD uses an improved, automotive-grade, all-aluminium quick release. This component is user-exchangeable, ready for the transition to the all-new QR2 system (coming soon).  And of course, we are working on more DDs, including PS5 licensed DDs, as well.

DD is the way to go in all our product lines.

We will ship it in Q3 this year and pre-orders will open as soon as we have a reliable shipping date.

After going public in 2006 the company was restructured and newly aligned. The Fanatec® brand is since fully focused on markets for virtual racing (SimRacing) and now offers a wide variety of products for this market segment like steering wheels, high quality pedals, shifters, cockpits, and much more. All of these products are available in Europe, North America, and since 2012 also in Australia and Japan. Since the combination of advanced technology, features and quality is the basis for Endor’s past success, it will continue to define it in the future years as well.

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