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Fanatec introduces Porsche 911 GT3 RS V2 for PS3 and PC

Alan Boiston On September 6, 2010

Fanatec® introduces Porsche 911 GT3 RS V2 for PS3 and PC
News this week of Fanatec's latest premium wheel, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS version 2, a range of new features, this wheel is said to be designed specifically for Sony's upcoming Gran Turismo 5. It certainly looks the part and hopefully we'll get a hands-on at some point in the future. Press Release and screen shots below besides additional details from the official Fanatec site.



FANATEC® INTRODUCES PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS V2 FOR PLAYSTATION 3 AND PC

(Landshut, Germany) – June 8th, 2010 – Fanatec®, a leading brand of high-end input devices for game consoles and PCs, today announced a major upgrade on it’s Porsche 911 GT3 RS racing wheel. The completely revised “V2” version is available now at www.fanatec.com as stand alone wheel or in combination with the famous ClubSport pedals.
The version 2 is now fully compatible to PlayStation 3 racing games which support Force Feedback and the new features especially support the upcoming Gran Turismo 5 racing game for PlayStation 3.



You can now chose between 3 different styles of paddle shifters including the new ClubSport paddle shifter made of aluminum. The electronics are completely new and are now based on the more powerful and precise electronics of the 911 Turbo S wheel. The TUNING function will offer more features like the unique adjustable ABS vibration function for brake pedal and wheel which works with any game.



The wheel is sold separately and can be operated with G25 pedals (adapter optional) at a MSRP of 179,95 USD / EURO and the Clubsport edition with ClubSport pedals is available for 319,95 USD / EURO.

As a special service for existing owners of a GT3 RS wheel it is even possible to upgrade existing wheels for just 40 USD / EURO. Details can be found on www.911wheel.com.



NEW features include:
• Full PS3 compatibility
• 3 styles of paddle shifter included:
Button only
Small steel shifter
Big ClubSport Paddle Shifter made of aluminum
• Upgradeable firmware
• on/off switch
• More powerful electronics for perfect calibration and precision
Advanced TUNING functions:
• Adjustable ABS vibration for all games (PS3 and PC)
• Adjustable dead zone (no more shaking on straights)
• Adjustable linearity of steering axis
• Adjustable steering angle from 90° to 900° in 10° steps
• Adjustable drift mode (dampening)

Full Features Porsche 911 GT3 RS Wheel:

* Original Porsche 911 GT3 RS steering wheel design
* Licensed by Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH
* Authentic metal Porsche logo on wheel
* Hand stitched leather wheel manufactured according to Porsche quality standards using original ALCANTARA® leather made in Italy.
* Compatible with PC and all PlayStation®3 (NEW) games which support Force Feedback
* 3 x adjustable paddle shifter styles including Clubsport paddle shifters made of aluminum (NEW)
* Optional Clubsport paddle shifters Carbon (NEW)
* Extra large wheel rim diameter (300 mm)
* Turning angle can be adjusted in the wheel to 90° to 900° in steps of 10° independent from the game (NEW)
* Play with table: Strong table clamps with quick release, special non-slip rubber pads, and Velcro strips on the pedals
keep everything in place. Integrated screw inserts allows a strong fixation on a gaming cockpit
* Play without table: Fully compatible with the RennSport Wheel Stand which is available optional
* Powerful Mabuchi RS 550 Motor as used in RC cars delivers extra strong Force Feedback effects
* Additional 2 Force Feedback actuators in the wheel simulates motor vibrations.
* Extra smooth and silent belt drive without mechanical dead zone
* High resolution wheel sensor
* TUNING functions with LED display
* Saves up to 5 wheel set-ups
* Adjust ForceFeedback strength during game play (IMPROVED)
* Adjust steering angle independent from the game (NEW and IMPROVED)
* Adjust damper strength (Driftmode) (NEW)
* Add deadzone to the steering axis (great for GT5raspberry) (NEW)
* Adjust linearity of the steering axis for high precision around the center but ability to make turns very quickly. (NEW)
* Set brake force level which activates the ABS vibration motors (NEW)
* Clubsport pedals made of aluminum
* Pressure sensitive load cell sensor
* Maximum brake force adjustable
* Contactless magnetic sensors for gas and clutch with unlimited lifetime
* Vibration motor on brake pedal to indicate blocking tires. Compatible with all games (NEW)
* Adjustable spring strength
* Adjustable pedal travel

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