Fanatec ClubSport Pedals V3 Revealed, Includes Brake and Gas Pedal Vibrations

June 16th, 2015 by Jordan Greer

fanatec-clubsport-v3-2Sim-racing accessory manufacturer Fanatec has just announced a new version of their “ClubSport Pedals”, a popular upgrade used by many GTPlanet members.

Although still sporting the same general design as earlier generations, the V3 pedals bring some fairly significant upgrades over the V2. Notably, the V3 includes a heavy-duty load cell on the brake, rated up to 90kg. The brake pedal is also adjustable, and now both the gas and brake pedal include a small vibration motor to bring some novel sensations to the sim-racing experience.

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fanatec-clubsport-v3-4The full list of upgrades includes:

  • Vibration motor on gas pedal indicates rear wheel spin and oversteer.
  • Pressure sensitive brake with custom made 90 kg load cell sensor.
  • Adjustable brake stiffness and travel without tools.
  • Utra high 12bit resolution on all axis.
  • Alternative D-shape race plates in curved design. Ideal for standing pedals.
  • Pedal extension to adjust the angle of the pedal plate and to change the angle of the whole pedal arm.
  • Re-designed electronics. Parameters like deadzone and brake sensitivity can be adjusted through the tuning menu of the wheel and during the race.
  • New design of the gas pedal to allow a quick exchange of the springs. Two springs with different strength are included.
  • Optional damper kit for gas and brake. The hyraulic dampening resistance can easily be adjusted with a knob.

The ClubSport V3s are available for pre-order from Fanatec’s website for €359.99 / $299.95 USD, and the hydraulic damper kit is available for €79.95 / $69.95 USD. Fanatec has announced that customers waiting for their ClubSport V2 pedal orders will be automatically upgraded to the V3 hardware at no additional charge. They’re estimated launch date is August 31, 2015.

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  1. Jun. 18, 3:14am
    Silent Drifter

    I only have the V1s. So after I upgrade my wheel, so I can use it on the One and hopefully on the PS4. I’ll be getting this and the Handbrake that they sell.

  2. Jun. 17, 2:40pm
    JDmsz

    Can the V3 pedals work with the g27 wheel? If so, I’m definitely buying it.

    • Jun. 17, 11:22pm
      Johnnypenso

      Fully compatible on pc for sure as it’s a USB interface and so they can be used as standalone devices. On PS3 it will work if someone makes a dongle to connect the pedals to a G27 directly as Ricmotech has done for example with G27 pedals and TM wheels.

  3. Jun. 17, 12:06pm
    Kurei

    At that price, just get yourself a G27 and all 3 GTeye springs. Fancy equipment won’t automatically make people faster, so why go broke over just pedals ?

    • Jun. 17, 11:23pm
      Johnnypenso

      You know it’s not always about going faster or I’d still be playing with a controller…lol. Some stuff you get just for the immersion and extra levels of sensory input it adds to the experience.

  4. Jun. 17, 10:16am
    McKiernan

    Damn it, just when I thought I was somewhat satisfied with what I have they go and release these.

  5. Jun. 17, 10:14am
    theformidlog

    300 bloody American dollars? I could get a G27 less than that.

    • Jun. 17, 11:43am
      JerseyDriverSS

      these pedals will be worth every penny.

  6. Jun. 17, 8:56am
    Rubencho

    damn it… now I have to start saving again… geez

  7. Jun. 17, 4:43am
    VBR

    The new optional D-Shape pedal plates look great, more like a real car. I’ve never liked the “fly swatter” design of most of their higher end pedals. I think the vibration motors are just a silly gimmick, as they will not produce the exact kind of waveforms that you get from ABS lock up or wheel spin etc, they just vibrate. Other than that, a very good looking pedals set, well done Fanatec!

    • Jun. 17, 11:17pm
      Johnnypenso

      But they give you information as to what is happening with the car that you won’t need from the wheel anymore. And although you don’t get that information from the right source, you’d feel rear wheel lock up through your butt mostly, you do get it from the pedal causing the lockup which to me is a more direct connection than through the wheel. More information for me means a better, more immersive experience, with the caveat of course that the information is accurate and feels “right”.

  8. Jun. 17, 12:22am
    Johnnypenso

    $300 for pedals that rumble the brake and the throttle with a load cell on the brake? All metal construction? Umm…yeah..just wow! Sign me up!! Love to get a set of these!

    • Jun. 17, 1:46am
      another_jakhole

      Yea, the ONLY way I’ll get this is if every person who reviews it says it’s worth 300. Good lord. Wow.

    • Jun. 17, 8:42am
      Punknoodle

      I have a feeling that my v2s are going to end up on eBay before the year is up. These look great, but I need reviews regarding the brake stiffness as my v2s are fitted with a mugen damper. I want these for the new pedal faces!

    • Jun. 17, 11:13pm
      Johnnypenso

      Whether it’s worth $300 is not up to a reviewer, that’s up to me. Whether the rumble motors and load cell are effective and accurate, how the pedals feel, quality of construction etc. is what I’d be looking for in a review, but most definitely value for money is my choice.

  9. Jun. 17, 12:06am
    Tunerguy21

    300 just for pedals? Umm…….yeah…just wow.

    • Jun. 17, 11:43am
      JerseyDriverSS

      And worth every penny..

  10. Jun. 16, 11:16pm
    PsuPepperoni

    Haha some developer should make a game where you can warp your rotors and make the brakes all wobbly

    • Jun. 17, 12:23am
      Obelisk

      Or realistically depict ABS. God, that ABS brake pedal shaking scared me this past winter.

    • Jun. 17, 11:14pm
      Johnnypenso

      With which brake setup Obelisk?

    • Jun. 17, 11:14pm
      Johnnypenso

      Or do you mean in real life?…lol


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