Hey fellow Simracers, November in Simracing is Simracing in Black Friday!
Let’s not waste any time and just jump straight to Fanatec’s Black Friday 2023 Deals! This post will be updated once Fanatec adds more offers. Note that all deals will remain available until November, 27th!
Note that all Fanatec deals (except limited special editions) will remain available until the end of Cyber Monday (November 27th).
updates: Nov 17, 2023: Day 1 Deals added // Nov 18, 2023: Day 2 Deals added // Nov 19, 2023: Day 3 Deals added // Nov 20, 2023: Day 4 Deals added // Nov 21, 2023: Day 5 Deals added // Nov 22, 2023: Day 6 Deals added // Nov 23, 2023: Day 7 Deals added // Nov 24, 2023: Day 8 Deals added
Day 1.1 – Fanatec Podium Wheel Base DD2 – 47 % oh yeah!
Fanatec’s top wheel base model, the Podium DD2 Wheel Base, is currently available at a stunning 47 % discount. This wheel offers hand breaking 25 Nm of torque – racing in non-power-steering cars has never been more painful! Oh yeah!
The Fanatec Podium DD2 is a direct drive wheel base considered to be Fanatec‘s flagship model. It provides up to 25 Nm of torque and features integrated electronics housed within its main unit, making it easy to set up similar to Fanatec’s CSL wheel bases. The DD2 has an adjustable force feedback and a OLED display. It is compatible with PCs, Xbox One, and works wirelessly with Fanatec steering wheels using their Podium Hub technology. The Podium DD2 is widely regarded as one of the best and most powerful direct drive wheel bases currently available.
Day 1.2: Fanatec Podium Racing Wheel & DD Wheel Base sets
Important: These sets include the DD1, which is the slightly weaker (in terms of torque) sister of the DD2. It provides up to 15 Nm of continuous torque and 20 Nm of peak torque, which still plenty to train your muscles. It has an USB update rate of 1000 Hz.
Day 2 – Fanatec Black Friday 2023 – CSL Elite Pedals V2
The Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals 2 are a three-pedal set designed as an affordable high-quality load cell pedal set. They feature an electronically adjustable brake mod with adjustable stiffness. The CSL Elite Pedals 2 provide realistic pedal feel and performance without the expensive price tag of top-of-the-line load cell pedals like Fanatec’s ClubSport pedals.
Day 3 – Fanatec ClubSport Shifter
Well, if you ever thought hmm hmm, a shifter would be nice, but it’s so expensive, let’s just continue shifting a street car or a 70s Formula 1 car with a sequential shifter and just pretend – now is your move.
Noticeable note: You can use it standalone and don’t need a Fanatec Wheel Base, so can even be used in conjunction with joypad (well, what a funny thought – or further: race with your keyboard, but shift with this beast – holy moly).
Some tec notes: The shifter can be used as sequential shifter knob and as an H-pattern shifter, featuring one R gear and 7 forward gears, so 8 positions in total. The R gear and the 7 th gear are made available by pressing the knob down. The bite can be adjusted from almost no resistance, to really tough.
Day 4.1 – Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheel F1
Just look at all the those wonderfull buttons, multi-position switches, thumb encoders, rocker switches – it’s all functional!:
Here’s the special deal – a limited (just 2023 units) special design featuring metal flakes:
Personally, I have a limited edition from a few years ago (Lotus style golden edition from 2018), and it served and serves me well:
Day 4.2 ClubSport Pedals V3 with Brake Performance Kit included
The second deal added today (reminder: all deals will be available until the end of the Black Friday Week!) are my second most loved Fanatec apparell, the Fanatec ClubSport Pedals V3, together with the brake performance kit which makes the brake even more F1-like:
Not bragging (okay, just a little bit of bragging – beg your pardon), just proving that I’ve tested them for real 😛
Day 5 – CSL DD / Gran Turismo DD Pro Upgrade Kit – 49 %
Today Fanatec adds the upgrade kit for CSL DD and Gran Turismo DD Pro with a huge 49 % discount. Also, Fanatec says that there are still ClubSport F1 wheel units available (see Day 4 deals), but are going fast!
The Fanatec Boost Kit 180 allows the CSL DD or Gran Turismo DD Pro wheel bases to reach their full potential by increasing the torque output from 5 Nm to 8 Nm. This upgraded dynamic range delivers a more immersive sim racing experience. The CSL Pedals Load Cell Kit is a significant upgrade for the CSL Pedals, hugely improving the feel of the brake pedal to provide a realistic braking sensation. The tuning offered by the CSL Pedals Tuning Kit sets the finishing touch, replacing the standard pedal faces with hardened anodized aluminum for optimum grip, feel, and durability.
Day 6 – CSL DD and Gran Turismo DD Pro upgrades
Todays’ Black Friday deals are upgrades for CSL DD– and Gran Turismo DD Pro-Wheel Bases. As you may know, Fanatec is changing their Quick Release (=”QR”) to version 2 (=”QR2″). With these deals, you can make your CSL DD and GT DD Pro future proof for upcoming Fanatec steering wheels..
Here is the deal:
Fanatec is transitioning all of its steering wheel and base products to a new quick release system called QR2. Currently, Fanatec uses a quick release called QR1 that has a round shaft and spring-loaded metal balls. QR2 features an entirely new mechanical design with a squared and tapered coupling shape that uses spring-loaded locking pins. This new QR2 design is not compatible with the existing QR1 system.
The transition to QR2 will take place across all Fanatec product series, including CSL, ClubSport and Podium, over the next 1-2 years. This marks a complete changeover of Fanatec’s quick release technology across its entire product range. While the QR2 system is incompatible with QR1, Fanatec will offer upgrade options for many existing QR1 products to make them compatible with the new QR2 standard. This change will standardize Fanatec’s quick release technology going forward.
Day 7 – Wheel Rims and Periphery Deals
Today, Fanatec adds offerings to some of their wheel rims and periphery:
Porsche Wheel Rims: These beautyful wheel rims can be attached to your universal hub and make you feel like driving a real Porsche.
Periphery Deals Overview: Furthermore, Fanatec adds a number of their periphery to fine-tune your user experience – see this image for an overview:
ClubSport Universal Hub V2 for Xbox: The Fanatec ClubSport Universal Hub V2 is a steering wheel adapter that allows ClubSport and Podium bases to be used with Xbox consoles. It features a quick release system compatible with all Fanatec rims and a special connector to interface with Xbox. The hub supports force feedback and includes paddle shifters. It is designed for use with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows.
Podium Button Module Endurance: The Fanatec Podium Button Module Endurance attaches to Podium racing wheels to provide additional buttons and controls. It features additional buttons, multiposition switches and more & a display that can be customized through Fanatec’s driver software. The Podium Button Module Endurance expands the functionality of Podium wheels.
ClubSport Magnetic Paddle Module: The Fanatec magnetic paddle modules use magnets instead of springs for paddle operation, mirroring the design of advanced race cars. This magnetic design provides higher durability than a spring mechanism. Strong magnets create the resistance, resulting in a solid, tactile feel with each gear shift. The lack of springs allows for rapid shifting without the same wear and tear that would occur in a spring-based system. The automotive-grade switches work in conjunction with the magnets to deliver a durable and responsive shifting experience.
The Fanatec ClubSport Magnetic Paddle Module can connect to the same steering wheels as the Podium Advanced Paddle Module due to their shared connection interface. Specifically, the ClubSport Magnetic Paddle Module is compatible with the ClubSport Steering Wheel F1 20xx, ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2, Podium Hub, and ClubSport Universal Hub for Xbox One.
Button Caps and Sticker Set: The Fanatec button caps and sticker set allows users to uniquely customize their steering wheel with fully interchangeable button covers. The Fanatec button cap customization kit offers a high degree of flexibility, allowing users to choose the button cap color, background insert color, and symbol/text color (white or black) – resulting in over 20,000 possible unique combinations.
The sticker sheet included contains 127 black and white text/symbol stickers covering a wide variety of common button assignments for sim racing, such as brake balance, DRS, and engine/fuel management.
Day 8.1 – Sparco Licensed Wheel Rims
Finally, there is a dedicated Karting wheel rim, and it is licensed by none lesser than Sparco! You can click the following images to go to Fanatec’s offers!
Day 8.2 – Fanatec ClubSport Handbrake 1.5
Complement your rig with a Handbrake already! Especially, but not exclusively, if you’re a fan of Rally sports.
ClubSport Handbrake V1.5
Day 8.3 – Fanatec ClubSport Formula 2.5
Last. not least, my personal steering wheel of choice, this time not as a limited edition, but otherwise exactly the same features as reported on earlier on Day 4, the ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula 2.5 X.
One offer contains the CSL DD, Fanatec’s entry level Direct Drive wheel base.
That’s it! However, all deals (except limited editions) will remain available until the end of Cyber Monday (Nov, 27th)!
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