Fanatec CSL DD Wheelbase

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GREAT NEWS for today, Fanatec just announces the new CSL DD wheelbase, Coming available for pursuance really soon, this base is the newest direct drive wheelbase ever create for the CSL Series, Claiming to be the new standard for sim racing. Never before has Direct Drive technology been available at this price point, which makes the CSL DD the perfect choice for any sim racer.

A new from the ground custom motor, 100% developed in Germany and specifically designed for sim racing. Its promises to deliver sensational performance thanks to a new patented FluxBarrier™ technology, communicating the nuances of force feedback detail to your hands with remarkable clarity.

The efficiency of the CSL DD motor technology means dynamic force-feedback performance is contained in a small footprint. This is also the first industrial motor to feature a carbon fibre composite motor shaft, which increases responsiveness and acceleration significantly due to low rotational masses.

We knew something was coming to the Fanatec line products, When Fanatec trace us the DOUBLE-D Typos and the “Are you ready!” we knew for sure something was cooking.

And we were right, another footprint was the recent interview with Thomas Jackermeier on the VCO Esports Youtube Channel, the founder, and current CEO of Fanatec, who hinted that an affordable-priced Direct Drive wheel was coming soon than later.

The only missing part was how much will cost? and when will release? Those are questions that we are willing to reveal here.

The Buyer’s Guide and Review

Note: This review is based on the ( Small information ) we have available for this product, but we will be updating this review every day with more fresh and precise info, and with more tech detail in mind.

Last modified: April 26 of 2021.

Product Overview

Product Type WheelBase
Model CSL DD
Serie CSL
Pedals Not included
Editorial Rating
Ready For PC / Xbox® / PlayStation®
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Brief Design Overview

CSL DD Design Overview
CSL DD Design Overview
  • Custom motor specifically development for sim racing
  • New FluxBarrier™ technology
  • Dynamic force-feedback performance
  • First featuring a carbon fibre composite motor shaft
  • Up to 8 Nm of torque
  • Upgradable quick release

Compatibility

PC: This wheelbase is compatible with your Personal Computer when combined with a Fanatec Steering Wheel. Check the individual Steering Wheel product pages for Wheel Base compatibility.

Xbox®: This wheelbase becomes compatible with your Xbox One® and Xbox Series X|S when used with any Fanatec Xbox-licensed steering wheel.

PS5: No PS4: No PS3: No

PC: Yes 

Xbox: Yes  Xbox Series X: Yes 

Peripherals Compatibilities

The CSL DD is compatible with

  • Fanatec Podium Steering Wheels
  • Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheels
  • Fanatec CSL Steering Wheels
  • All Fanatec Pedals (adapter cables might be required on pedals without RJ12 connection)
  • Fanatec ClubSport Shifters (including ClubSport Static Shifter Paddles)
  • Fanatec ClubSport Handbrake V1 and V1.5
  • Fanatec RennSport Cockpits
  • ClubSport Table Clamp V2
  • CSL DD Table Clamp
  • Boost Kit 180
  • Podium Mounting Brackets (the CSL DD includes M6 T-nuts for side-mounting; the Podium Mounting
  • Brackets require the use of M6 bolts and washers)

Features

PROS

CONS

  • Direct Drive technology for an entry-level racing wheel. ( Never available at this price point ) 
  • Peak torque of 5 Nm ( (optional) unlocking the full 8 Nm )
  • Exceptionally crisp and dynamic force feedback sensations
  • What’s the future of other CSL bases?
  • 100% custom motor for Simracing with a new patented FluxBarrier™ technology
  • Table Clamp ( not included )
  • First industrial motor to feature a carbon fibre composite motor shaft
  • Not compatible with any PlayStation® console
  • No shortcuts in quality or performance
  • Most sims don’t actually have sidewall flex in time inside the Telemetry data

What is included?

  • Product not release yet

Optional features you can buy with this product:

  1. Optional Boost Kit 180 unlocks maximum strength (8 Nm peak torque)
  2. Temporary mounting possible with optional table clamp
  3. Optional warranty extension available ( Always good for new release products )

 

Comparison

Podium DDR VS CSL DD

Podium DDR 

CSL DD

Price: 1199,95 $ 349,95 $
Platform: PC / Xbox PC / Xbox
Diameter:
Rev lights:
Display:
Quick-release:
Paddle shifter adjustability:
Joystick/ Vibration Motor
Grip material:
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Podium DDR

CSL DD 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is Fanatec’s CSL DD the affordable direct-drive wheelbase out there?

Yes it is, the Fanatec CSL DD is an entry-level wheelbase with high-end quality and performance

Is the CSL DD a replacement for other CSL Bases?

I think It is, sorry for does who just bought a CSS Base, but this new base in my opinion is coming to replace soon than later the all CSL series.

Wondering what they exactly sacrifice at this price point?

To be able to create a direct drive wheelbase at this price point, they for sure sacrifices on some points, what points? to early to know.

Worth the money?

Direct Drive won’t make you a better driver just for having a Direct Drive wheelbase on place, it needs more than that.

 

Final Analyze

Direct Drive Technology is no longer exclusively available for the high-end Podium Series, making direct drive systems add-ons accessible for the mass and for the majority of sim racers out there.

The CSL DD will become available for 349,95$ US Dollars, + shipping. This is even the same range price as some belt-driven systems on the market right now, definitely a game-changer for the simracing industry and a waking call for other companies.

And as we expected this new release did not go unnoticed, companies like Thrustmaster respond to Fanatec CSL DD Announcement with their own New Formula wheel add-on Ferrari SF1000 Replica Edition.

What thing is clear for us, the future of simracing looks promising than ever before. New and better technologies are available for us and with affordable range prices, making simracing a more attractive industry in 2021.

Product News Release

 

Fanatec CSL DD Wheelbase

349.95
8.4

Price

10.0/10

Design

7.0/10

Adjustability

10.0/10

Installation

5.0/10

Compatibility

10.0/10

Pros

  • Entry-level DD wheel
  • Pure joy of high fidelity FFB
  • Cheapest Direct Drive wheel on the market