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Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 R Best Wheel In Sim Racing?

Could the Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 R wheel be the best in sim racing?. With Porsche making some outstanding cars, can Fanatec provide the goods worthy of the Porsche badge?

We know Porsche and Fanatec are making some outstanding wheels for sim racing. But could this be the finest and greatest sim racing wheel of them all?

In this great video by Hydra Tech he gets to grips and explains the great precision and engineering of this Porsche 911 GT3 R wheel. Talking through why this is a great wheel, we see a full breakdown of descriptions and demonstrations.

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Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 R Best Wheel In Sim Racing?

Clubsport Wheel Porsche 911 GT3 R (Leather)

911 GT3 R. Born to Win.

The ClubSport Steering Wheel Porsche 911 GT3 R is a full-scale replica of the Porsche 991 GT3 R wheel.


This product combines the Podium Wheel Rim Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, Podium Button Module Endurance, and ClubSport Steering Wheel Universal Hub for Xbox One.


The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup rim is a premium quality replica of the real Porsche steering wheel based on original CAD data, built to automotive-grade quality. The brushed and anodised aluminium rim is covered in genuine, premium smooth leather.

Extensive Functionality

The customizable OLED display offers enhanced display capabilities through Intelligent Telemetry Mode (ITM). RGB LEDs and multiple input types are arranged neatly within the wheel rim, with instant access to force feedback adjustments using the Tuning Menu button.


With 10 buttons, two 2-way toggle switches, a 2-axis analog stick, 7-way FunkySwitch, and two 12-position switches which can also be configured as endless rotary encoders, youll have a wealth of controls at your fingertips.


The nine high-intensity RGB RevLEDs and six high-intensity RGB FlagLEDs surround the 2.7 OLED display. Intelligent Telemetry Mode can switch between five different game telemetry data layouts (manually or triggered by the game).

Xbox One Compatible, Upgradeable

Bring the Porsche 911 GT3 R feeling to the Xbox One. Upgrade to magnetic shifters and dual analog paddles.

Future Proof

The Xbox One-specific electronics in the ClubSport Universal Hub for Xbox One means compatibility with Microsoft consoles today and for the next generation.

Upgradeable shifter paddles

The Universal Hub comes pre-assembled with large paddle shifters. It can be upgraded to magnetic shifters and analog clutch paddles with the optional Podium Advanced Paddle Module.


  • Podium Wheel Rim Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Leather)
    • Aluminum wheel rim with a 32cm diameter
    • Metal Porsche badge with detailed 3D shape
    • Premium smooth leather
  • Podium Button Module Endurance
    • Real carbon fibre front plate and internal metal reinforcements for maximum stability
    • Rubber-coated glass fibre reinforced backplate
    • Full-scale replica to class-leading endurance GT3 racing car
    • 10 buttons
    • Two 2-way toggle switches
    • Two 12-way Multi-Position Switches with Encoder Mode (endless rotation)
    • One FunkySwitch (7-way joystick/encoder)
    • One analog joystick (2-axis)
    • Nine RGB high-intensity RevLEDs
    • Two FlagLED groups with three RGB high-intensity LEDs each
    • User-defined LED behavior via FanaLab
    • Integrated 2.7 256×64 resolution OLED display
    • Tuning functions in the OLED display
    • Support for Intelligent Telemetry Mode (ITM)
    • Clutch bite point indication on the OLED display (when used in combination with the Podium Advanced Paddle Module)
    • Detachable button caps, compatible with other Fanatec button caps (e.g. Racing Style)
    • Reversible DataPort-C connector
    • Customisable button labels (sticker set included)
  • ClubSport Universal Hub for Xbox One
    • A connected wheel base will become Xbox One compatible
    • Detachable button caps with Xbox One symbols
    • 16 integrated buttons on top of the hub*
    • Four button boxes with three buttons each*
    • FunkySwitch with four-way directional pad, rotary encoder function, and push button. Comes with a metal knob*
    • Small or large shifter paddles for different rim diameters.
    • The large shifter paddles are fully adjustable in distance, width and angle
    • LED display for Tuning or telemetry functions. It can be installed in two positions: Standing or flat.
    • USB port to charge a smartphone.
    • An additional fifth button box unit can be attached (not included)



Wheel Bases:

  • PODIUM Wheel Base DD1
  • PODIUM Wheel Base DD2
  • PODIUM Racing Wheel F1‚© PS4

Note: While the ClubSport Universal Hub for Xbox One is fully supported by our CSL and ClubSport wheel bases, the Podium Button Module Endurance is currently only compatible with the Podium Series direct drive systems. Compatibility to the ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5 will follow in a future firmware update, with the display operating in Legacy Mode.


  • Xbox One‚©: If connected with this steering wheel, the above mentioned wheel bases will be compatible to Xbox One.
  • PC and other Platforms: The specifications of the compatible wheel bases will remain unchanged.
  • The functionality of this product on Xbox One or PS4 can be limited by the capabilities of the console (subject to firmware/OS changes and developer support). The full functionality can only be guaranteed on PC; this is also game-dependent.


  • In order to operate this product, a compatible Fanatec Wheel Base (not included) is mandatory!
  • Connect your Wheel Base to a PC and install the latest driver to update the wheel base firmware before you mount the Universal Hub for Xbox One.
  • The ClubSport Universal Hub for Xbox One comes pre-assembled to fit various Fanatec rims. For use with the Podium Button Module Endurance, some disassembly of Button Clusters is required.


  • Podium Wheel Rim Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Leather)
  • Podium Button Module Endurance
  • ClubSport Universal Hub for Xbox One
  • 4 x small button boxes with 3 buttons each*
  • 2 x small levers and 2 x long levers*
  • 1 x pair of small shifter paddles
  • 1 x pair of large shifter paddles
  • 1 x FunkySwitch*
  • LED display unit
  • Xbox One button caps
  • Racing style button caps
  • Set of bolts

*These included Universal Hub components are not suitable for use with Podium Button Module Endurance


  • PlatformPC, PS4 Ready, XBox One
  • Diameter320mm
  • Grip materialLeather
  • Funky switch7-way
  • Rev lightsYes
  • Quick releaseClubSport
  • Analog joystickYes
  • Detachable button capsYes
  • Toggle switchYes (2)
  • Xbox One mode LED indicatorYes
  • Display7″ 256×64 OLED
  • Buttons10

About Fanatec

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 offer 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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