Fanatec CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3

During Black Friday Fanatec releases the awesome new CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3 that is officially licensed by McLaren. This is a welcomed addition to Fanatec already expansive wheel and...

During Black Friday Fanatec releases the awesome new CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3 that is officially licensed by McLaren. This is a welcomed addition to Fanatec already expansive wheel and rim choices. This wheel is a standalone wheel coming with a less expensive QRS seen on the CSL Series to have a lower cost of only $169.95. If you want to upgrade to the stronger and much quicker QRS you have the option of a new bolt on QRS seen in the Clubsport lineup for an extra $99.

I expect to see this option of QRS swapping to go forward which will enable customers to easily swap out to higher end QRS especially when the new Direct Drive Podium series wheelbase gets released which will include an even stronger QRS hub.

Now if you want this wheel you need to order it today as the Pre-Order ends this weekend until Fantec brings back ordering for it in early 2018. I don’t’ think that’s a good business model on their part, but it does get people to order equipment early and

lets Faantec understand what the real demand is for this rim.

BTW you will find the new wheel under Products then Steering wheels. See below.

 Let’s look at what you get!

 

PC, XBOX ONE, PS4 READY

Full replica

This is an exact reproduction of the steering wheel used in McLaren GT3 race cars. All switches, paddles, dials, shape, and size are designed from the original McLaren CAD files.

Analog clutch paddles + Shifter paddles
Analog clutch paddles + Shifter paddles

The world premiere of Fanatec dual-clutch system with analog clutch paddles and rocker type shifter paddles with snap dome function made of anodized aluminum.

OLED display
OLED display

The 4th rotary encoder of the GT3 is replaced by a 1″ OLED display with evolved Fanatec tuning menu functionality

Full replica

F1 style dual-clutch system

Standing start? No problem. Use the new dual-clutch system as the ultimate weapon to nail every start of the race.

The Dual-clutch system’s bite-point mode allows you to determine the optimal bite-point before the start of the race and utilize the perfect start every time

Analog handbrake on-board
Analog handbrake on-board

Change to handbrake mode in order to use one paddle for clutch and one paddle to map with an analog handbrake axis.

Swap the mode on the fly
Swap the mode on the fly

Bite-point mode, Handbrake mode, gas/brake mode and binary button mode – all available from the mode encoder in the center of the steering wheel

F1 style dual-clutch system

Racing ergonomics enhanced

Rocker switches,12 position rotary switches, laser engraved P & N (Pit & Neutral) buttons with high-bezel and Snapdome functionality, Fanatec FunkySwitch™ (7 functions) and 7 additional buttons with exchangeable button caps.

Exchangeable QR-system
Exchangeable QR-system

Introducing new exchangeable Quick Release system. Upgrade the included simplified CSL Quick Release for the optional ClubSport QRA in no time.

The Allen key for the CSL QR is stored on the wheel.

Lightweight
Lightweight

This is the lightest Fanatec steering wheel with only 942g. Less weight means better acceleration and better force feedback effects.

Racing ergonomics enhanced

Features

  • The exact replica of the McLaren GT3 Steering Wheel
  • Officially licensed by McLaren Automotive Limited
  • Officially licensed for Xbox One
  • Dual analog paddles with 4 modes and 4-position rotary encoder for changing the mode
    • Dual clutch bite-point mode
    • Clutch/handbrake mode
    • Gas/brake mode
    • Binary button mode
  • Solid anodized rocker type aluminum shifter paddles with snap dome functionality
  • Diamond texture grips for shifter and clutch paddles
  • 1″ 128×64 OLED Display
  • Upgraded Fanatec Tuning menu functionality
  • 2 Rocker switches
  • 2 Rotary encoders with 12 positions and number indicators
  • Fanatec FunkySwitch™ (5-way digital joystick with rotary function)
  • 2 high-bezel snap-dome buttons with laser engraved P & N indicators
  • 7 Basic buttons with exchangeable button caps
  • Tuning menu button
  • Overmolded rubber grips (like original GT3 wheel) with 50 Shore A Hardness
  • Glass-fiber reinforced and heat stabilized Simplified Quick Release and clutch paddles
  • Exchangeable quick release. Can be upgraded to ClubSport Quick Release Adapter (optional)
  • Allen key tool included in the steering wheel
  • Exchangeable button caps included
  • Button label placement indicators for placing additional indicators like “VIEW” & “KERS”
  • Xbox One mode LED indicator
  • Lightweight ( 942 g / 2,07 lbs )
  • Diameter ( 30 cm / 12 inch )

Compatibility

Wheel Bases:

  • ClubSport Wheel Base V2
  • ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5
  • CSL Elite Wheel Base
  • CSL Elite Racing Wheel – officially licensed for PS4™

Platforms:

  • Xbox One®: If connected with this steering wheel, the above-mentioned wheelbases will be compatible with Xbox One.
  • PC and other Platforms: The specifications of the compatible wheelbases will remain unchanged.

Special Notes

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 wheelbase firmware before you mount the CSL Elite Steering Wheel GT3.

Packaging Details

  • Size (L x W x H) : 38.00cm x 36.00cm x 19.00cm
  • Weight: 2.00kg
  • Volume weight: 4.92kg

What’s included

  • CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3
  • Racing style button caps
  • Exchangeable Simplified Quick Release
  • Allen key 5mm
  • Fixation screw M6 x 18mm (flat head) for Simplified Quick Release
  • Quick Guide

ClubSport Quick Release Adapter Black

See this under the accessories tab of the wheel.

Future proof upgrade kit

Acquire automotive grade performance for your CSL Elite Steering Wheel with ClubSport Quick Release Adapter.

Classic ClubSport
Classic ClubSport

Full aluminum body with matt black aluminum release sleeve provides robust connection to Fanatec Wheel Bases.

For the torque
For the torque

Ball lock mechanism combined with torque notch achieves a tight connection between wheel base and steering wheel.

An optional screw can be used to permanently fix the steering wheel.

Future proof upgrade kit

Fanatec QR Flange System

Starting from the CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3, most of our upcoming steering wheels will include the exchangeable Quick Release system.

Smooth release mechanism
Smooth release mechanism

Aluminum body and rigid steel spring provides optimal balance in release mechanism for quick exchange and robust connection.

Cross-range compatibility
Cross-range compatibility

CSL and ClubSport Quick Release Adapters follows the same 6-hole mounting pattern thus achieving extreme flexibility in cross-range upgrades.

Fanatec QR Flange System

Features

  • Automotive grade Quick Release mechanism
  • Full aluminum body
  • Matt black aluminum release sleeve
  • Smooth and rigid steel spring in the sleeve
  • Fanatec QR Flange System
  • Zero-movement connection with
    • Ball lock mechanism
    • Torque notch
    • Fixation screw (optional)
Compatibility

Wheel Bases:

  • ClubSport Wheel Base V2
  • ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5
  • CSL Elite Wheel Base
  • CSL Elite Racing Wheel – officially licensed for PS4™

 

Steering Wheels:

  • CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3
  • Most of the upcoming Fanatec steering wheels

Packaging Details

  • Size (L x W x H) : 14.50cm x 14.50cm x 11.50cm
  • Weight: 0.47kg
  • Volume weight: 0.54kg

What’s included

  • ClubSport Quick Release Adapter Black
  • Allen key 4mm
  • 6 pieces of M5 mounting screws M5
  • Fixation screw M6

See ya on the Track!

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