Fanatec Clubsport Steering Wheel Nascar

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Fanatec Clubsport Steering Wheel Nascar Review

Clubsport Steering Wheel Nascar

All this time you´d been praying for this, and finally Fanatec listen, the officially licensed Nascar steering wheel for the most realistic oval racing experience (screams), if you love Nascar this will blow your mind, is a bundle of the ClubSport Steering Wheel Universal Hub for Xbox One and the Podium Wheel Rim Nascar.

Recently I was able to try it, with a diameter of 35mm is perfect to drive in games like iRacing, the best ever create NASCAR simulator for professional and amateur Racers, but don’t get me wrong, the list of games you can play with this rin is extensive, Project CARS, FORZA MOTORSPORT, RFACTOR 2, You name it.

The rim is made in brushed, anodised aluminum and covered in genuine Alcantara, The performance and the feedback you get in the game is amazing, I was very impressed on how it feels like a real NASCAR racing car.

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The Buyer’s Guide and Review

Last modified: November 04 of 2020.

Product Overview

Fanatec Clubsport Steering Wheel Nascar

Product Type Steering Wheel
Model Nascar
Serie ClubSport
Pedals Not Included
Editorial Rating 8.9
Ready For PC, PS4 Ready, Xbox One® and Xbox Series X
Product Page Clubsport Steering Wheel Nascar

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Brief Design Overview

The large 35 cm diameter and dished, three-spoke design is ideal for driving modern NASCAR vehicles, the Clubsport NASCAR provides an endless choice of shifter paddles, With the Universal Hub pre-assembled and two sets of large paddle shifters and small paddles. The paddle system can be removed entirely for better access to the optional ClubSport Static Shifter Paddles too.

NASCAR RIM

  • Three-spoke aluminium wheel rim with a 35 cm diameter
  • Genuine Alcantara© grip
  • Genuine Alcantara© hub cover with embroidered NASCAR logo
  • Metal hub cover with embossed Fanatec ‘F’ signet
  • Weight: 1009 g (rim only), 1065 g with metal hub cover, 1200 g with soft hub cover
  • Detachable button caps with Xbox One symbols
  • 16 integrated buttons on top of the hub

Universal HUB (Review)

  • Four button clusters with three buttons each
  • FunkySwitch™ with four-way direction pad, two-way rotary function and push button. Comes with a metal knob
  • ​Small or big shifter paddles for different rim diameters.
  • The big shifter paddles are fully adjustable in distance, width and angle
  • Shifter paddle units can be taken off to save weight.
  • LED display for Tuning or telemetry functions. It can be installed in two positions: Standing or flat
  • USB port to charge a smartphone. Not a data connection.
  • An additional fifth button box unit can be attached (not included)
  • Data port for future feature upgrades

Compatibility

PS5: Yes PS4: Yes PS3: No 

PC: Yes 

Xbox: Yes  Xbox Series X: Yes 

Note: If you use one of the above-mentioned wheelbases this steering wheel will be natively compatible with Xbox One® and Xbox Series X.  PS4 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. PODIUM Wheel Base DD1
  2. PODIUM Wheel Base DD2
  3. PODIUM Racing Wheel F1® PS4™
  4. ClubSport Wheel Base V2
  5. ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5
  6. CSL Elite Wheel Base
  7. CSL Elite Racing Wheel – officially licensed for PS4™
  8. CSL Elite Wheel Base + – officially licensed for PS4™

Features

PROS

CONS

  • Compact size and lightweight (1009 g rim only)
  • Only for NASCAR enthusiasts
  • By integrating the Xbox One specific electronics into this hub, there is a higher chance that you can use most of your wheel system in the future.
  • Oval racing experience ( most use )
  • Officially licensed NASCAR product
  • Genuine Alcantara© hub cover with embroidered NASCAR logo
  • Fully assembled and pre-configured to mount the GT wheel rim (or similar).

What is included?

  • Podium Wheel Rim NASCAR
  • Soft hub cover
  • Metal hub cover
  • Mounting bolts
  • Universal Hub for Xbox One
  • Four small button clusters with three buttons each
  • Two small levers and two long levers
  • One pair of small shifter paddles
  • One pair of large shifter paddles
  • One FunkySwitch™
  • LED display unit
  • Set of bolts

Comparison

Clubsport NASCAR vs Podium NASCAR

Clubsport NASCAR Podium NASCAR
Price €399.95 * €299.95 *
Platform: PC, PS4 Ready, XBox One PC, PS4 Ready
Diameter: 350mm 350mm
Rev lights: No No
Display: 3 digits LED
Quick-release: ClubSport ClubSport, Exchangeable
Paddle shifter adjustability: Angle, Detachable, Distance to rim, Exchangeable, Travel, Width
Joystick/ Vibration Motor No No
Grip material: Alcantara® Alcantara®

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Final Analyze

For a very specific simracing niche, this rim was made for oval racing in mind, not for nothing is an officially licensed NASCAR steering wheel, if you are a die-hard enthusiast of titles like iRacing, factor, project cars then this steering wheel is for you,  If you are planning to acquire a new steering wheel for oval racing this is the way to go, take in place that you need a compatible Fanatec sim-base to make this works for you.

For further, this Clubsport steering wheel is compatible with PC, PS4, and Xbox One, including the brand new Series X, the materials are luxurious and durable, in the game the level of immersion that you get is out of this world, also has a great level of customization with integrated buttons on top of the universal hub or additional buttons wherever you want. From my own experience I think is money well spent.

Clubsport Steering Wheel Nascar

Fanatec Clubsport Steering Wheel Nascar

399.95
8.9

Price

7.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Force Feedback

9.5/10

Smoothness

9.5/10

Compatibility

8.5/10

Pros

  • Officially licensed NASCAR product
  • Three-spoke aluminium wheel rim with a 35 cm diameter
  • Genuine Alcantara© grip
  • Genuine Alcantara© hub cover with embroidered NASCAR logo
  • Weight: 1009 g rim only, 1065 g with metal hub cover, 1200 g with soft hub cover

Cons

  • Die-Hard NASCAR Fans only