Fanatec, a maker of sim-racing hardware, has always offered some profitable “Black Friday” offers, but this year, the business has really gone all out, offering some of its most aggressive discounts to date on a wide range of products to kick off the holiday shopping season.
For the past week, Fanatec has been updating its Black Friday website with fresh offers. To make things more manageable, we’ve taken the time to rate the finest discounts available this year.
ClubSport Universal Hub V2 for Xbox (22% Off)
Compatibility with many Fanatec hardware models for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S is made possible by the Clubsport Universal Hub V2 for Xbox. For quick access to force feedback and other Fanatec hardware settings, the hub has a three-digit LED display, 16 integrated buttons, a Tuning Menu button, and a seven-way FunkySwitch.
Podium Button Module Endurance (25% Off)
A full-scale copy of a GT3-class endurance button module, the Podium Button Module Endurance is built with an actual carbon fiber front plate, internal metal reinforcements, and a glass fiber-reinforced backplate coated in rubber. Ten buttons, two 2-way toggle switches, a 2-axis analog stick, a 7-way FunkySwitch, and two 12-position switches are among the controllers it provides. Information about the vehicle is displayed on a 2.7″ OLED display that is surrounded by RGB RevLEDs and FlagLEDs. It is customisable and supports Intelligent Telemetry Mode (ITM) with five different game telemetry data layouts.
ClubSport Steering Wheel F1 2023 + APM (26% Off)
Officially approved by Formula 1, the ClubSport Steering Wheel F1 2023 boasts a unique green color scheme, a 5 mm-thick carbon fiber front plate with a forged carbon finish, and a grip design that is cutaway in the style of Formula 1. The green synthetic suede grip on the 270 mm wheel diameter comes with carbon fiber and aluminum paddle components. These shifters, which come with the ClubSport Magnetic Paddle Module (see below) or the Podium Advanced Paddle Module, have accurate “clicks” and strong magnetic resistance. The wheel has an OLED display, multicolored LED bars, a sophisticated QR2 Wheel-Side, and input choices for up to 67 customizable in-game features.
ClubSport Magnetic Paddle Module (30% Off)
With its magnetic paddles made of 3 mm-thick carbon fiber paddle plates and an aluminum cage CNC machined, the ClubSport Magnetic Paddle Module provides a more realistic shifting sensation. The module is designed to work with a variety of steering wheels and hubs, such as the ClubSport Steering Wheel F1 20xx and Podium Hub. Its operation is based on magnetism, which provides a more robust and positive sensation while changing quickly. In addition to spacers allowing programmable distance modifications to the wheel rim, extension plates for larger wheels, Formula-style and GT-style paddles, and padded shifter arms that reduce metal-on-metal contact noise are also included in the kit.
ClubSport Steering Wheel F1 2023 + MPM (33% Discount)
You can actually save a little more money with this less expensive bundle if you are prepared to exchange the Advanced Paddle Module (APM) for the Magnetic Paddle Module (MPM) as previously mentioned.
CSL Elite Pedals V2 (33% Off)
The revised V2 pedal set includes several design improvements, a reworked load cell brake, and Hall sensors on the clutch and throttle. A new load cell sensor on the brake pedal measures pressure to provide a realistic resistance of ninety kilograms. Without the need for any tools, the adjustable elastomer stack helps replicate the original brake pad movement.
Podium Wheel Rim Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (33% Off)
This officially approved Porsche 991 GT3 Cup car wheel is compatible with the CSL Universal Hub, ClubSport Universal Hub, and Podium Hub. It is available in both Leather and Suede variants.
ClubSport Pedals V3 Ultimate Bundle (40% Off)
This combo includes the V3 Brake Performance Kit and V3 Damper Kit in addition to the ClupSport Pedals V3. New D-shaped pedal plates, a custom-made load cell, and new pedal extension and adjustment options are all included. While the bundled Brake Performance Kit lets you fine-tune and shorten the brake pedal travel, the Damper Kit lets you alter brake resistance without a tool.
ClubSport Shifter SQ V1.5 with USB Adapter (43% Off)
The ClubSport Shifter has a more authentic and robust feel because it is composed completely of metal. With a flip of a switch, its H-pattern, which allows up to seven speeds, can be switched to sequential mode.
Podium Wheel Base DD2 (47% Off)
With a price reduction of almost half, the Podium Wheel Base DD2 discount is the biggest financial opportunity this season from Fanatec. A well-known direct-drive wheel base with a torque output of up to 25 Nm is the DD2. This version comes with a “emergency stop” button in case something goes wrong and the new QR2 base-side adapter for optimal compatibility with the new Fanatec wheel rims.
CSL DD / Gran Turismo DD Pro Upgrade Kit (48% Off)
A variety of components are included in this unique upgrade kit for the Gran Turismo DD Pro and CSL DD to improve both of these well-liked wheels and their pedals. The CSL Pedals Load Cell Kit significantly improves the brake pedal by turning it into a pressure-sensitive input device. The 8Nm Boost Kit power adapter maximizes the potential of the direct drive motors. The CSL Pedals Tuning Kit offers anodized aluminum pedal plates.
QR2 Base-Side Type-C (71% Off)
Because of its enhanced design and dependability, Fanatec’s eagerly expected “Quick Release 2 (QR2)” hot-swap wheel connection technology was introduced earlier this year to considerable fanfare. Gran Turismo DD Pro or CSL DD wheel bases can be upgraded to the QR2 system using this “Type C” base-side connector (which, of course, attaches to the wheel base).
QR2 Base-Side Type-M (80% Off)
This year, the most significantly discounted Fanatec gear is the Type M QR2 Base-Side connector, which was originally priced at $149.95. It has been reduced by 80% to only $29.95. The more “heavy duty” of the two base-side connectors, the “Type M” one supports a greater selection of Fanatec’s strongest wheels. This is the ideal moment to get one if you’ve been considering it.