CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3 V2

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CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3 V2
CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3 V2

CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3 V2 Review

Steering Wheel McLaren GT3 V2

NEW NEW Steering Wheel on the town !! ( Release yesterday by Fanatec), In theory, is a refinement from the old Mclaren GT3 Steering Wheel, (let’s call it the V1 Version), Yet this one full of new cool improvements and features.

Once again we found a clear path that Fanatec is taking with their new wheels, Make them as possible as an exact replica of the real racing wheel car, this time was not an exception on the Mclaren GT3. Including the full-size, detailed reproduction of the steering wheel used in McLaren GT3 race cars, The overall shape, as well as the size of the switches, paddles, and dials are based on original McLaren CAD data.

Regardless of the not too many improvements in the exterior design ( That looks almost identical to the V1 version ), We expect big things with this new release for one reason, this Steering Wheel comes at a very good price in the pre-order state, just 200$ for a very good steering wheel full of functionalities.

If you are thinking of upgrading your old PS4 or Xbox this is a nice addition for your new setup as well, at least if you are an F1 or GT3 Die-hard lover.

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The Buyer’s Guide and Review

Last modified: December 18 of 2020.

Product Overview

Product Type Steering Wheel
Model McLaren GT3 V2
Serie CSL Elite
Pedals Not Included
Editorial Rating 8.8
Ready For PC / Xbox / PS Ready
Product Page McLaren GT3 V2 Product Page

Videos

Fanatec CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3 V2 Video Guide

Brief Design Overview

The CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3 V2 is a refinement of the original, with redesigned electronics for improved performance and durability. The fourth rotary encoder of the real GT3 wheel is replaced by a white, 1” OLED display. The shifting mechanism is completely revised, with a longer throw and magnetic resistance for superior tactile feedback. The rocker-type paddle is made from a single piece of anodised aluminium, allowing up and down-shifting with one hand.

  • Full-scale replica ( Officially licensed by McLaren Automotive Limited )
  • Refined Design (The CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3 V2 is a refinement of the original)
  • Officially Licensed for Xbox ®
  • Realistic magnetic shifters, multi-purpose paddle system
  • Never Miss a Shift ( shifting mechanism is completely revised )
  • Multi-Functional Analogue Paddles
  • Racing ergonomics enhanced
  • Multi-Position Switches with rotary encoder functionality
  • TOOL-FREE Simplified quick release
CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3 V2 features
CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3 V2 features

Compatibility

PS5: Yes PS4: Yes PS3: No 

PC: Yes 

Xbox: Yes  Xbox Series X: Yes 

Notes:

Xbox: If connected with this steering wheel, the above-mentioned wheelbases will be compatible with Xbox One® and Xbox Series X|S.

PC and other platforms: The specifications of the compatible wheel bases will remain unchanged.
The functionality of this product on Xbox or PlayStation can be limited by the capabilities of the console (subject to firmware/OS changes and developer support).

The full functionality can only be guaranteed on PC; this is also game-dependent.

Wheel Base Compatibilities

  1. ClubSport Wheel Base V2
  2. ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5
  3. CSL Elite Wheel Base
  4. CSL Elite Wheel Base V1.1
  5. CSL Elite Wheel Base + officially licensed for PS4™
  6. Podium Wheel Base DD1
  7. Podium Wheel Base DD2
  8. Podium Racing Wheel F1® (Podium Wheel Base DD1 PS4™)

Features

PROS

CONS

  • Officially licensed by McLaren Automotive Limited ( detailed reproduction of the steering wheel used in McLaren GT3 race cars )
  • Not too much to say about this steering wheel (Yet), so far so good ( We need to wait for more )
  • NEW OLED display.
  • looks very identical to the original Fanatec McLaren wheel version
  • Dual-clutch paddle system with the advanced bite-point mode
  • NEW shifting mechanism (completely revised)
  • NEW improved 12-way switches

Games

Perfect for games like Assetto Corsa and Assetto Corsa Competizione, and Automobilista 2, However, games like F1 2020 Also Fit wonderfully.

  • Asseto Corsa / Assetto Corsa Competizione
  • Automobilista 2
  • F1 2020

What is included?

  • CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3 V2
  • Racing-style button caps​
  • McLaren-style sticker set
  • Simplified Quick Release Adapter (preinstalled)
  • Quick Guide

Comparison

CSL McLaren GT3 V2 VS CSL McLaren GT3 V1

McLaren GT3 V2

McLaren GT3 V1

Price: $199,95 ( Not available )
Platform: PC, PS4 Ready, XBox One
Diameter: 300 mm diameter
Rev lights:
Display: 1”, 128 x 64 resolution OLED display (white)
Quick-release: Tool-Free ( quick release )
Paddle shifter adjustability: Four switchable modes

  • Clutch bite-point mode (standard/advanced)
  • Clutch/handbrake mode
  • Brake/throttle mode (allows driving without pedals connected)
  • Mappable axis mode
Joystick/ Vibration Motor
Grip material: Overmolded rubber grips (like the original GT3 wheel) with 50 Shore A hardness
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Steering Wheel McLaren GT3 V2

McLaren GT3 V1

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

It’s the same steering wheel as the V1?

We think not, this steering wheel comes with a redesigned electronics in mind, truly a 1:1 reproduction of the real racing car McLaren 720S GT3, McLaren itself supplied Fanatec with the CAD data for its real-world product.

What are the main differences?

  • New Simplified Quick Release system ( no tools necessary), just use your hands to switch wheels.
  • Revised shifting mechanism ( it’s possible to shift up or down with just one hand )
  • New 12-way rotary switches
  • New OLED information display

Final Analyze

We are very glad McLaren GT3 wheel is back, if you’re a loyal fan of the German brand, this steering wheel might just look a little familiar for you. Fanatec describes it as a refinement of the original, with redesigned electronics.

There’s a number of changes from the previous model. Firstly, the V2 features the new Simplified Quick Release system. Players can swap the wheel on and off the wheelbase by hand, with no tools.

In addition, there’s a revised shifting mechanism, the bite-point mode that allows you to determine the optimal bite-point before the start of the race​ and initiate the perfect launch every time.

The CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3 V2 is fully licensed for Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles but can be used as well with your new PS console and PC.

CSL Elite Mclaren GT3

Related Product

  • CSL Elite Mclaren GT3 V1 

 

CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3 V2

199.95
8.8

Price

10.0/10

Design

8.0/10

Force Feedback

8.0/10

Smoothness

9.0/10

Compatibility

9.0/10

Pros

  • Full-scale replica of a McLaren GT3 Steering Wheel
  • Officially licensed for Xbox One® and Xbox Series X|S
  • Two analogue paddles with reinforced honeycomb pattern
  • New tool-free Simplified Quick Release Adapter design
  • New OLED display

Cons

  • Almost the same look design