After a couple of batches of closed pre-orders earlier in the month, Fanatec has now made the new direct-drive CSL DD, CSL Pedals, CSL DD table clamp, and Boost Kit 180 bundles available for general pre-order.
The new wheel base and its related products are all available through a special CSL DD page on the Fanatec website above. Players can pick up the base as a standalone unit at $349.95/€349.95, or with the Boost Kit 180 power supply — which increases maximum available torque from 5Nm to 8Nm — bundled in at $479.95/€479.95. That’s also available separately for $149.95/€149.95.
Also available separately is the unit’s table clamp. This $29.95/€29.95 item mounts to the CSL DD’s base, allowing it to attach to driving rigs in the same manner as other table-mounted wheel bases, though as standard it’s designed for the T-nut rail system as you’ll find on extruded aluminum driving rigs.
Whatever you end up ordering though, beware that the wheel base itself is limited to one unit per customer. Fanatec is currently anticipating first deliveries around October 2021 in North America and November 2021 in Europe.
Players are already likely well aware of the fact that the CSL DD is a PC- and Xbox-only wheel base, with no compatibility for the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. Fanatec has previously stated that it’s working on entry-level direct drive solutions for the PlayStation platform too, and there’s a little extra news on that front.
According to the official blog post, Fanatec plans “to ship it this year as well”. Watch this space for more!