Fanatec Announces Podium Series: Direct Drive Wheel Reveal Coming This Weekend

Hardware 105 September 15, 2017 by

Fanatec has announced its newest hardware line, the Podium Series. The new high-end lineup will sit above the existing ClubSport Series, and will kick off with the company’s much-anticipated direct drive wheel.

The new wheel base will offer more torque than the current CSW 2.5 base. Not much is known outside of this fact, other than the first generation DD wheel won’t offer PS4 compatibility. On the plus side, despite the serious hardware, the Podium Series will still exist within the current Fanatec ecosystem. That means you’ll still be able to mix and match as you so desire.

Company CEO Thomas Jackermeier had this to say about the Podium Series:

“We try to set new standards in terms of functionality, performance and durability combined with the typical Fanatec attributes [of] plug&play comfort, compatibility and a great price performance.”

Sim racers curious to see the new product won’t have to wait long, either. In the Podium Series announcement, Fanatec confirms that the wheel will debut at this week’s Sim Racing Expo. The Porsche-sponsored event starts this Saturday, right at the Nürburgring.

Stay tuned, as we’ll have more info on the new Podium Series soon.

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