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Fanatec Buyer's Guide
Fanatec Wheel Buyer's Guide
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As you all know by now, I’m a big fan on FANATEC products. The quality blew me away from the moment I opened the first box (as you would have seen in my unboxing videos) and while I’m not sponsored by them in any way, I’m more than happy to recommend their products.

I absolutely love my Formula Carbon wheel, but the one thing that’s really missing is additional rotary encoders and Multi Position Switches to allow you to easily switch Engine Modes, ERS Deployment, Brake Bias and Differential Trim on the fly. Until now I’ve been using a home made (guide here) Button Box to get around this. But it still means taking one hand off the wheel to make adjustments.

The V2 Formula wheel fixes this, and then some!

Not only does the new wheel come with a new Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) replacing the 3x7segment display found in the V1, it also now features a multitude of Rotary Encoders and 12-way Multi Position Switches which means no more taking your hands off the wheel!




It’s also compatible with the recently announced Podium Spec Magnetic Shifter and Clutch system which is due to start shipping in April next year.




The Fanatec V2 Formula Steering Wheel is available for Pre-Order NOW, and will begin shipping from the 28th of February – 2018

As of the time of Writing, we don’t know how many will be available at launch






  • Formula style steering wheel. The compact diameter of 27cm allows fast movements and reactions
  • Officially licensed for Xbox One and Windows 10
  • Durable construction made of metal and carbon fibre
  • 5 mm solid carbon fibre front plate
  • Grips made of genuine Italian made Alcantara®. This material is easy to clean and provides sensational grip
  • Steering wheel weight without PODIUM Advanced Paddle Module approx. 1245 g (subject to production changes). With PODIUM Advanced Paddle Module: approx. 1375 g.
  • 11 Buttons plus two paddle shifter buttons with ultra-reliable switches
  • Two rocker switches
  • Two 12-way multi-position switches which can also be used as rotary encoders
  • Analog joystick to look around in the cockpit or to map with any other axis
  • 7-way FunkySwitch™ to change settings: Turn left; turn right; move left, right, up and down; push (active in Tuning Menu and compatible with any PC game)
  • Two thumb encoders easily reachable while driving without releasing the grips
  • Two vibration motors integrated with the grips, controllable through wheel Tuning Menu (SHO) or by game through Fanatec SDK
  • Revolution LED bar (RevLEDs) with nine multi-colour LEDs to show motor RPM and optimal shifting point as games program through the Fanatec SDK
  • Two flag LED bars (FlagLEDs) with three multi-colour LEDs each to indicate tyre slip, fuel level, incoming radio as games program through the Fanatec SDK
  • White Xbox One connection status LED
  • 1″ 128×64 OLED display to show telemetry data like speed or gear as games program through the Fanatec SDK
  • Tuning functions with OLED display to adjust settings independent from the game and during gameplay (see description of compatible wheel base/racing wheel for details)
  • Adjustable and detachable paddle shifters completely made of metal. Adjust angle, distance to rim and travel of the paddles
  • Shifter paddles are easily upgradable to PODIUM Advanced Paddle Module (optional)
  • Detachable Xbox One button caps
  • Racing style button caps included



Wheel Bases:


  • ClubSport Wheel Base V2
  • ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5
  • CSL Elite Wheel Base
  • CSL Elite Wheel Base + – officially licensed for PS4™
  • CSL Elite Racing Wheel – officially licensed for PS4™
  • PODIUM Wheel Base DD1
  • PODIUM Wheel Base DD2
  • PODIUM Racing Wheel F1® PS4™
  • This steering wheel is not compatible with the ClubSport Wheel bases V1 and V1.5 for electronic reasons.



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