ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2.5 X Review
Nice curves, soft and smooth skin, gorgeous, very pleasant and with a very attractive look I’m not talking about my dream girl, I’m talking about the new ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2.5 X, this Fanatec newborn is officially licensed for your PC, Xbox, and PS Systems. with a design very Formula 1 style the wheel has the usual Alcantara leather grips and is completely made of metal and carbon fiber, highlighting the 5mm carbon fiber front plate.
The wheel rim has 11 buttons (Like the new Direct Drive Podium Racing Wheel F1), Funky switch to change settings, rocker switchers, an analog joystick, also features and OLED display, advanced RevLEDS and two FlagLEDS to show any problem with the tires, fuel level or radio messages. Amazingly more than 50 functions of the game can be adjusted directly.
All these amazing functions come with a price of $399.95
The Buyer’s Guide and Review
Last modified: March 30 of 2022.
|Product Type||Steering Wheel|
|Model||Formula V2.5 X|
|Editorial Rating||9.4 Starts|
|Ready For||PC / Xbox / PS4 Ready|
|Product Page||Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2.5|
Brief Design Overview
- Officially licensed for Xbox One® and Xbox Series X|S
- Formula-style steering wheel with a compact diameter of 270 mm for fast movements and reactions
- Durable construction made of metal and carbon fibre
- 5 mm solid carbon fibre front plate. Carbon fibre plate is constructed of approx. 30 layers of unidirectional carbon cloth
- Genuine Alcantara® grips
- Rubber-coated surfaces including button framing and thumb encoders
- ClubSport Magnetic Paddle Module pre-installed
- Steering wheel weight: approx. 1250 g
- 11 buttons plus four paddles with ultra-reliable switches
- Two 2-way toggle switches
- Two 12-way multi-position switches with encoder functionality
- 7-way FunkySwitch™: left, right, up, and down directional inputs, push button, and rotary encoder functionality
- Analog joystick
- 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
- RevLEDs with nine multi-colour LEDs to show motor RPM and optimal shifting point as games program through the Fanatec SDK
- Two FlagLEDs with three multi-colour LEDs each to indicate tyre slip, flag warnings, pit limiter, and more, as games program through the Fanatec SDK
- User-defined LED and display behavior via FanaLab
- 1″ 128×64 white OLED display to show telemetry data like speed or gear as games program through the Fanatec SDK
- White Xbox One connection status LED
- 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)
- Detachable Xbox button caps
- Racing-style button caps included
- Exchangeable aluminium quick release
PS5: Yes PS4: Yes PS3: NO
Xbox: Yes Xbox Series X: Yes
Compatibility Notes: Any racing wheelbase attaches to this rim will be Xbox One® and Xbox Series X compatible. On your PC the full compatibility is granted like many others Fanatec Products, they are coming from the factory with Native PC compatibility. On PS4 and PS5 the compatibility can be limited (subject to firmware/OS changes and developer support). As we mentioned before, The full functionality can only be guaranteed on PC.
Compatible to a wide of bases
- PODIUM Wheel Base DD1
- PODIUM Wheel Base DD2
- PODIUM Wheel Base DD1 PS4™
- ClubSport Wheel Base V2
- ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5
- CSL Elite Wheel Base
- CSL Elite Wheel Base V1.1
- CSL Elite Wheel Base + – officially licensed for PS4™
- CSL DD Wheel Base
- Gran Turismo DD Pro Wheel Base
Clubsport Steering Wheel Formula V2.5 X Vs Clubsport Steering Wheel F1 Esports
ClubSport Formula V2
Clubsport Steering Wheel F1 Esports
|Platform:||PC, PS4 Ready, XBox||PC, PS4 Ready|
|Weight (approx.):||1245g, 1375g with P APM||1200g|
|Material:||ABS, Carbon, Metal||Metal|
|Display:||1″ 128×64 OLED||3 digits LED|
|Quick release:||ClubSport, Exchangeable||ClubSport|
|Paddle shifter adjustability:||Angle, Distance to rim, Exchangeable, Travel||Distance to rim, Travel|
|Vibration motors:||Yes (2)||Yes (2)|
|Detachable button caps:||Included, Yes||Included|
|Dual analog paddle modes:||Advanced clutch bite-point mode, Brake/throttle mode, Clutch/handbrake mode, Clutch bite-point mode, Mappable analog axis mode||Advanced clutch bite-point mode, Brake/throttle mode, Clutch/handbrake mode, Clutch bite-point mode, Mappable analog axis mode|
|Toggle switch:||Yes (2)||–|
|High-bezel button:||–||Yes (2)|
|Button placement indicators:||–||–|
|Xbox One mode LED indicator:||Yes||–|
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Is the Fanatec Formula V2 worth it?
Yes It does, we think is one of the best F1 style steering wheels out there, The Formula V2 is a kind of upgrade for your Formula Carbon Wheel , In general terms comes with a lot more improvements from its predecessor, For this version Fanatec adds new rotary dials, improved screen, new thumb encoders, and more buttons and LEDs.
How does the Formula V2 compare to the Formula Carbon?
Like we said before Fanatec adds new rotary dials, improved screen, new thumb encoders, and more buttons. If you compare them side by side I think the Formula V2 is definitely with more features, full of flashy colors, and what’s more important for us, we think It will increase your sim racing experience and fun.
Is the Formula V2 better than the F1 Esports steering wheel?
That’s a tough question, but If you like steering wheels full of extra buttons then go for the Formula V2. Yet if you are thinking of saving some money without losing features, go to the F1 esport
- ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2.5 X
- ClubSport Magnetic Paddle Module with aluminium paddle plates (pre-installed)
- QR1 Wheel-Side (ClubSport Quick Release Adapter), packaged separately
- Racing-style button caps
- Quick Guide
- Safety pin for long-term storage
- Safety screw for permanent mount on wheel base
This steering wheel is the first one offering FULL compatibility with the Xbox One Console and with Windows 10, The good thing about this wheel is that It can be attached to any Fanatec product , I mean ” Any”, Including just to name a few, the CSL Elite Wheel Base, ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5, or Podium Series Wheel Base and of course all other Fanatec ecosystem products.
Besides that, this Steering wheel comes with a tome of features and fun functionalities, like the 11 buttons, multi-position switches, rocker switches, rotary thumb encoders, and OLED display.
If you are an F1 Die-hard Fanatic I think this is the way to go, Yes It’s cost a lot of money but I think worths the money.
ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2.5 X399.95
- Officially licensed for Xbox ® / WIndows® and PS Systems
- Different shifter paddles options ( Upgradeable to magnetic or Optional F1-style Clutch )
- Feels great in the hand
- the perfect size and shape for all formula-style and single-seater race cars.
- Retaining the shape of the iconic 270 mm ClubSport Formula wheel
- Not the cheapest F1 Steering Wheel