Fanatec reveal the Gran Tursimo DD Pro sim racing wheel - Team VVV

News Fanatec reveal the Gran Tursimo DD Pro sim racing wheel


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This week Fanatec revealed the much anticipated Gran Turismo DD Pro Wheel. Essentially the PlayStation version of the Fanatec CSL DD released earlier this year. Of course the DD Pro includes the official Gran Turismo rim, designed in cooperation with Polyphony. This rim featuring a design similar to that of the Thrustmaster wheel, it is essentially an evolution. However, progress appears to have been made in the various ergonomics to maximise parameters players can adapt on the fly. One of the biggest drawbacks to the Thrustmaster wheel being the stitching on the inside of the rim, I encountered this and the stitching was so rough it would give me blisters on my thumbs, ultimately preventing me from using the rim. However, it does look like progress has also been made here as well, and I look forward to a hands-on at some point if Fanatec provide VVV the access.

Fanatec, CEO, Thomas Jackermeier commented: “The community has asked for an affordable direct drive wheel with load cell pedal and we took a lot of efforts to make the impossible come true. The steering wheel was entirely designed in collaboration with Polyphony Digital and we worked closely together to make everything work perfectly with Gran Turismo™Sport and the upcoming Gran Turismo™ 7 which is announced for release in 2022. Direct Drive is the new standard in sim racing and every racer who tried it once will never go back to a belt drive wheel.” There is no doubt this is another huge succes sstory for Fanatec after having already agreed rights as the eclusive wheel supplier for both F1 and WRC Esports championships. Gran Tursimo 7 will be a huge title 2022 and Fanatec will benefit hughely from the exposure this brings. We’ll keep an eye out for future updates and you can expect to see our review, should we get a hands-on in the future. Spec, futher details and the official trailer below.

Gran Turismo™ DD Pro Wheel Base:

The first official Direct Drive Wheel for the Gran Turismo™ series
Officially licensed for PlayStation®5 consoles and PlayStation®4 consoles
Direct-Drive system delivers instant, detailed force feedback
Linear, consistent performance (5 Nm peak torque)
Optional Boost Kit 180 (sold separately) unlocks maximum strength (8 Nm peak torque)
Patented, exclusive FluxBarrier technology optimises motor efficiency and smoothness
Full Fanatec SDK support ensures game compatibility out of the box for all major racing games
Standard Tuning Menu allows beginners to get started quickly without having to worry about settings
Advanced Tuning Menu allows enthusiasts to fine-tune the force feedback characteristics to suit their driving preferences
High-resolution (contactless) Hall-position-sensor, same as Podium Series
Steering axis made from carbon fibre-enhanced composite
Fanless: wheel base housing is made from aluminium (passive heat sink, core structural component) with composite end caps
Slip ring system (life-tested for thousands of hours) provides cable-free delivery of power and data between steering wheel and wheel base
Automotive-grade quick release, exchangeable
T-nut rail system on sides and bottom for easily adjustable hard-mounting
Table clamp included, supports 5 to 60 mm table thickness
Power supply
USB-C to console / PC
Shifter 1
Shifter 2 (Sequential only)
Front-mounted threaded inserts for Fanatec accessories (e.g. ClubSport Static Shifter Paddles, available separately). Not intended for front-mounting the wheel base to a sim racing chassis/cockpit.

Steering wheel for Gran Turismo™ DD Pro:
Designed in collaboration with Polyphony Digital
Tactile rubber grip with blue centre stripe
Compact 280 mm diameter and light weight for crisp response
Diffused RevLED strip (yellow, red, and blue LEDs)
White OLED display for Tuning Menu access and telemetry output (where supported)
5-way directional stick for menu navigation
Four additional 5-way directional sticks
Ergonomic shifter paddles
11 buttons optimised for the PlayStation® console control scheme interface
Fiberglass-reinforced plastic construction
Exchangeable QR1 Lite Wheel-Side quick release system

Pedals for Gran Turismo™ DD Pro:
Two-pedal set (throttle and brake), upgradeable to three pedals (upgrade kits sold separately)
All-metal construction (excluding pedal faces). Pedals are made from heavy steel, which helps to prevent the set from sliding on the floor (if not hard-mounted to a rig)
Optional anodised aluminium pedal plates (‘CSL Pedals Tuning Kit’, sold separately)
Contactless Hall sensors (12-bit) on both brake and throttle for high precision and durability
Brake pedal spring is stiffer than throttle pedal spring, PU foam damper adds additional resistance for progressive braking feel
Upgrade to a three-pedal configuration with Clutch Kit or Load Cell Kit (sold separately)
CSL Pedals Clutch Kit provides a third pedal for the lowest price
CSL Pedals Load Cell Kit also provides a third pedal, and upgrades the brake and electronics
Pedal position can be adjusted sideways along heel rest
Height-adjustable pedal faces
Modular design means inverted mounting to a rig is possible
Vertical rear plates allow pedals to be easily braced against a wall or other vertical surface
Pearl chrome plating on pedal bases and arms
Black powder coating on heel rest
Pedals connect directly to Gran Turismo™ DD Pro Wheel Base

Price and availability
EU – 699,95
US – 699,95
AU – 1.229,95
JPN – 92.900,00

Pre-order starts on 26.11.2021 on

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