Sim-racing hardware manufacturer Fanatec has always offered some lucrative “Black Friday” deals, but the company has gone all-out this year by kicking off the holiday shopping season with some of its most aggressive discounts yet on a wide range of products.
To celebrate the launch of the Gran Turismo movie today, PlayStation has teamed up with peripheral manufacturer Fanatec and Japanese fashion brand A Bathing Ape (BAPE) for a rather unusual sweepstakes competition.
Almost two years on from becoming official partners, Fanatec and Gran Turismo have announced an enhanced relationship as the peripheral manufacturer becomes the official steering wheel partner of the game’s flagship esports championship, the Gran Turismo World Series.
The unique Fanatec Esports GT Pro Series, which sees real racing drivers compete in a virtual environment for points towards their real-world championship, returns for 2022, with the first round taking place at this weekend’s 3 Hours of Imola.
Fanatec is now offering the Gran Turismo DD Pro wheel base as a standalone item, alongside the rest of the GT DD Pro wheel bundles, marking the first time an official Gran Turismo wheel has been available as anything other than an all-in-one set.
Fanatec has surprisingly reduced the cost of its express air freight package for the new Gran Turismo DD Pro wheel by $100/€100, meaning players can get hold of the direct drive wheel before Gran Turismo 7 launches for just $50/€50 extra.
Racing simulator equipment manufacturer Fanatec is again proving that its products have real-world applications, by helping none other than automotive giant Ford develop a steering wheel for its 2022 World Rally Championship contender.