Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5

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Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5 review
Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5

Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5 Review

Fanatec Clubsport Wheel Base V2.5

For me a must-have in your simracing inventory, the Clubsport V2.5 is one of the most famous wheelbases out there, and it’s not hard to know why, one of the best force feedback experience, good materials and plenty of wheels compatibility, It definitely a solid product that every new simracing must-have.

This base gives you the impression of durability, most parts with aluminum like in the front plate in a black anodized brushed finish, and plastic in most other parts, weigh nothing and looks good.

If you were a regular user of the CSW V2 the V2.5 look almost identical “outside”, The only visual indication that this is a different model is that there is a Fanatec logo engraved into the front of the wheelbase, But It’s what’s not seen that makes the difference,
3 major new implementations or improvements were made out of the ground, new electronic, faster refresh rate, and new fancy motor. With all these new features the V2.5 delivers a better a more Smoothness driver.

If you ask me the Fanatec Wheel Base V2.5 is the best Belt Drive system ( still ) today in 2021.

We all know the Direct Drive system came to change the game of simracing, but if you are new to this and planning to start with the right foot I recommend strongly the Clubsport series in general, which is cheaper and with plenty of product available for you.

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The Buyer’s Guide and Review

Last modified: January 10 of 2021.

Product Overview

Product Type Wheel Base
Model V.25
Serie Clubsport
Pedals Not Included
Editorial Rating 9.3
Ready For PC / Xbox Ready
Product Page Fanatec Clubsport V2.5

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Brief Design Overview

  • Brushless servo motor
  • ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5 is made of CNC machined aluminum parts
  • Belt drive system
  • Quick-release system
  • 900° of rotation
  • Weight is only 4200 g

Compatibility

PS5: No PS4: No PS3: No

PC: Yes 

Xbox: Yes  Xbox Series X: Yes 

Notes: This Wheel Base is not compatible with any Playstation 5 or 4, the compatible with Xbox One and Xbox Serie X can be upgraded with Xbox steering wheels, this base is natively compatible with your personal computer.

Peripherals Compatibilities

  1. All Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheels (currently the Podium Button Module Endurance is not supported)
  2. All Fanatec CSL Steering Wheels
  3. All Fanatec Pedals
  4. All Fanatec Shifters
  5. All Fanatec Cockpits and Wheel Stands. The drilling pattern is compatible to the Porsche 911 or CSR wheels

Features

PROS

CONS

  • New electronic
  • Outside look almost identical to the CSW V2
  • Proven automotive grade quick release system
  • No Rev Lights on Wheel Base
  • Robust belt drive
  • No PS4/PS5 support
  • The Brushless servo delivers an incredible smoothness and instant acceleration
  • Heavy-duty materials

What is included?

  • ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5
  • Quick guide
  • Power supply (~3+1.5 m/9.8+4.9 ft.)
  • USB cable (~2 m/6 ft.)
  • 2x RJ12 (male) – PS/2 (female) adapter cable (~50cm/1.6 ft.)​
  • 20° mounting adapter incl. screws (premounted)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is the Clubsport V2.5 the same as the CSW V2?

No, they are not the same bases, and the V2.5 isn’t and an upgrade from the CSW V2, they build from the ground with new technology, including new electronics, new motor, and plenty of new other improvements.

is the best belt-driven racing wheel you can buy?

Yes it’s.

Final Analyze

the workhorse every simracing racer must-have, is for sure a careful and precise evolution of the highly successful V2 base, It comes with​​ more advanced electronics and a new motor for improved feeling, functionality, and even higher durability. For me, the Clubsport Wheel base V2.5 is an essential product of the Fanatec ecosystem.

What’s the best?

  1. Powerful and refined force feedback
  2. Compatibility
  3. Durability
  4. customization

Fanatec Clubsport V2.5 

 

Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5

549.95
9.3

Price

9.5/10

Design

8.0/10

Adjustability

10.0/10

Installation

9.0/10

Compatibility

10.0/10

Pros

  • Rock solid: Product weight is 4200 g
  • DirectSensor™ technology
  • Ultra strong brushless servo motor
  • Belt drive mechanism
  • Customize the force feedback sensations

Cons

  • Outside look almost identical to the CSW V2
  • No Rev Lights on Wheel Base
  • No PS4/PS5 support