Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5 Review
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 products available for you.
The Buyer’s Guide and Review
Last modified: January 10 of 2021.
|Product Type||Wheel Base|
|Ready For||PC / Xbox Ready|
|Product Page||Fanatec Clubsport V2.5|
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
PS5: No PS4: No PS3: No
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.
- All Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheels (currently the Podium Button Module Endurance is not supported)
- All Fanatec CSL Steering Wheels
- All Fanatec Pedals
- All Fanatec Shifters
- All Fanatec Cockpits and Wheel Stands. The drilling pattern is compatible to the Porsche 911 or CSR wheels
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 it the best belt-driven racing wheel you can buy?
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 Wheelbase V2.5 is an essential product of the Fanatec ecosystem.
What’s the best?
- Powerful and refined force feedback
Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5549.95
- Rock solid: Product weight is 4200 g
- DirectSensor™ technology
- Ultra strong brushless servo motor
- Belt drive mechanism
- Customize the force feedback sensations
- Outside look almost identical to the CSW V2
- No Rev Lights on Wheel Base
- No PS4/PS5 support