This Official Forza Motorsport Racing Wheel is located at the top of the product chain, comes with authentic and luxurious material (This piece looks really like a real race car), the materials are most anodized Aluminum and covered in genuine smooth leather with white stitching, This racing wheel feel in-hand is Top notch, ones you have it in your hand you will notice what I mean.
Like every racing wheel made from Fanatec, this is a bundle of two top products, In this case, The official “ClubSport Wheel Rim GT “Forza Motorsport” and the “ClubSport Wheel Base v2.5″, these two masterpieces combine delivery the smoothness and best force feedback strength in the market.
This high-quality product is developed as fully compatible to Xbox One but works just fine with PC, one key point to mention about this wheel beside the console compatibility is the Unlimited customization you can get, in theory, you can place as many buttons as you want and where you want them.
Either use the integrated buttons on top of the Universal Hub or position additional buttons wherever you want them. The 7-function FunkySwitch element can be used to navigate.
The Buyer’s Guide and Review
Last modified: November 30 of 2020.
|Product Type||Racing Wheel|
|Model||CSW V2.5 RW GTF|
|Editorial Rating||9 Starts|
|Ready For||Xbox One & PC|
|Product Page||ClubSport Racing Wheel Forza Motorsport|
Brief Design Overview
This wheel is amazingly designed with endless adjustment opportunities, a great choice for gamers especially Xbox lovers; no matter if your hands are big or small ‘cause it buttons are adaptable, yes finally someone understood that wheels have to be adaptable for gamers, not vice-versa.
This product was made with high-quality and performance standards in mind, lined with smooth black leather and white stitching, looks really nice and highly qualified. With the 4 adaptable button boxes, 3 buttons each, 16 integrated buttons on top of the hub, a FunkySwitch (it does look really funky) with 4-way direction pad, 2-way turning function and push button, 2 adaptable paddles for different rim diameters and a LED display with 2 possible positions.
- 28 buttons, which you can configure depending on your game needs
- Two pairs of shifter paddles you can exchange, (a big pair and a small one)
- LED Display for speed, current gear, remaining fuel and many other parameters and tuning functions can be shown
- Supports vibration motors in the wheel but it depends on the steering wheel model which is disappointing sometimes
- If you’d love to drive a sim race, of course you’ll need a set of pedals and it’s not included. But once you get it you’ll never live it.
- Ideal distribution of the elements, buttons, paddles, LED display. (why is it ideal? ‘cause you can do it yourself and change it ‘till you feel comfortable)
If you want realism, this is the right set for you, its product is good enough that with Virtual Reality and some bass kickers you’ll have an amazing experience, even when formula racings are no the best game you can choose, standard racing games works great and gives a high-quality gaming experience.
It’s totally made of aluminum so won’t easily break down (great notice for those with anger issues), Adjustable button elements and shifter paddles Authentic and luxurious materials The diameter of the wheel is 33 cm like in a real race car.
It’s easy to clean and looks really nice when you build an entirely organized set with peripheral devices (USB, Power, Pedals, Shifter 1, Shifter 2, Handbrake)
The leather is really snuggly. It allows two shifters simultaneously Includes a set of screws so you can attach it to your gaming table (I would have loved if it included a table clamp-like other sets.) An additional 5th button box unit can be attached
Main Material: CNC Machined Aluminum
Position Sensor: Dual Magnetic Hall
Number of Buttons on Steering Wheel: 12+16
The force feedback is quite solid, its smoothness and strength are simply amazing, works fine, the size is easy to handle once you find the right adjustments for buttons and paddles.
Allows fast movements and reactions; the force feedback is adjustable but it changes with every game, can you imagine how annoying it is to adjust after every game chance?, luckily, Fanatec includes 6 different programs on the wheel.
It would be amazing if games could standardize the amount of feedback they give.
Even when the system is quite simple, you won’t be able to handle it if you don’t read the manual (bad news for many reading-haters)
- Drive Motor: New Brushless Servo Motor with improved electronics
- Drive System: Two multi-v-ribbed belts
- Drive material: CNC machined Aluminum pulleys with ball bearings
- Vibration Motors: No
Soft moves, realistic response to movements, it gives a great gaming experience. The up to 900° rotation is really complete.
Has a great and really fast response, I’m sure you’ll improve your racing times with this wheel. Great domain and comfort can define it, and its upgrading options will make the difference for a long time
Some websites say: “Developed to provide you authentic racing experience with endless adjustment opportunities”, once you find the perfect configuration for your favorite game (the favorite of the week I mean) I assure you won’t regret buying it.
- Degrees of rotation: 90°-900°
- Adjustable: Angle/distance to rim/travel/detachable on small formula-style plus width on changeable big GT style paddles
Pedals are not included, but imagine this situation, spending more than a 1.000 Us dollars in a product like this just to realize you can only get a “full driving experience” with a set of pedals, hard isn’t? I mean if you can afford to buy these kinds of “toys” better you think twice before using this wheel without pedals, You definitely won’t get the all potential these products were built for.
Yes, It is hard, but companies need to make money at the end of the day, and Fantec is not out of the box here.
We recommend the best of the best for this racing wheel, the reason? Well the obvious, the top products need the top accessories as well.
Platforms & Compatibility
It is specially designed for PC and Xbox One (With compatible wheelbases of course)
It has full compatibility with PC in combination with the included steering wheel and all other available steering wheels.
The compatibility Xbox One can be upgraded with steering wheels a specifies that without any Xbox One licensed steering wheel attached, the wheelbase is NOT compatible with Xbox One.
PC and other Platforms: The specifications of the compatible wheelbases will remain unchanged.
For using with the PS4 console, a compatible wheelbase is required
All compatible Fanatec wheelbases will turn into Xbox One mode as soon as you connect this hub.
About wheel Bases, it’s compatible with:
- ClubSport Wheel Base V2
- ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5
- CSL Elite Wheel Base
- CSL Elite Racing Wheel – officially licensed for PS4™systems
- NOT compatible with the CSR Elite Wheel
- Connection ports: Shifter1, Shifter2, Pedal, Data
Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)
Any wheel rims can be used?
No, the webpage says that you must download the manual to see the information about the compatible 6 hole or 3 hole patterns. Many wheel rims from SPARCO, MOMO, OMP, and others will be compatible but you need to make sure with the manufacturer of the rim you want to use.
Is this wheel compatible with PS4?
No, This product is not compatible with any PlayStation® console
Is this wheel compatible with my Xbox One?
Yes, This product is totally compatible with your Xbox One console
Is this racing wheel compatible with other game than Forza Motorsport?
Yes, this steering wheel is compatible with almost any game in the industry, better to check first within the manufacture website do.
What does this set include?
- ClubSport Wheel Rim GT Forza Motorsport
- ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5
- Universal Hub for Xbox One
- 4 x small button boxes with 3 buttons each
- 2 x small levers and 2 x long levers
- 1 x pair of small shifter paddles
- 1 x pair of large shifter paddles
- 1 x FunkySwitch
- LED display unit
- Set of screws
After downloading the drivers which were a bit tricky to get working and calibrate on the PC, you get great driving experience, adjustable buttons, and paddles rock! Great materials and looking. Response times and adjustable FFB, are quite solid and strong. You can enjoy the full modularity of the Universal Hub and it comes with the same features and components.
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Other Racing Wheels
Forza Motorsport for Xbox One & PC999.95
- Amazing smoothness and force feedback strength
- High-end materials
- Feels like a real cars
- There are very little plastic parts to worry
- The price is at the top of the chain
- You might have a hard time configuring the wheel.
- Made for big fans of Forza Motorsport