Fanatec CSL Elite Wheel Base V1.1 and The PS4

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Fanatec CSL Elite Wheel Base Review
Fanatec CSL Elite Wheel Base

Fanatec CSL Elite Wheel Base Review

Officially licensed for PlayStation™

CSL Elite Wheel Base V1.1

Entry-point for Fanatec Wheelbases, You might think this base was created for newies in mind? Well, It was, but if you think twice, the CSL is one of the TOP simracing equipment in this range level out there, introducing the singe belt drive system with and stand brushless motor deliver one of the most smoothness force feedback for these type of motors.

Of course if you compare to upper classes like the Clubsport Line or with the newest Podium series where does bases can reach Up to 25Nm on picks, compare with the 6Nm on the CSL you might get the idea of the differences in power and realism.

I like the CSL for one reason, Fanatec equipments aren’t cheap a lot, but this time with 200$ more on pockets you can grab a nice wheel compatible with this base, and be ready for racing right from the bat.

Best Price On Fanatec (Playstation)


Best Price On Fanatec (V1.1)

The Buyer’s Guide and Review

Last modified: January 14 of 2020.

Product Overview ( V1.1)

Product Type Wheel Base
Model V1.1
Serie CSL
Pedals Not Included
Editorial Rating
Ready For PC / Xbox Ready
Product Page Wheel Base CSL V1.1

Product Overview ( PS )

Product Type Wheel Base
Model Officially Licensed for Playstation ™
Serie CSL
Pedals Not Included
Editorial Rating
Ready For PS5 / PS4 / PC / Xbox Ready
Product Page Officially Licensed Playstation

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Video Review

Brief Design Overview

CSL Elite Wheel Base V1.1

  • Advanced force feedback via single belt drive and powerful servo motor
  • Advanced ClubSport technology ( Servo Motor, electronic, and power comes right from the Clubsport V2.5 Model )
  • Powerful brushless servo motor
  • Good  force feedback sensations ( can be fine-tuned on the Fanatec Menu )
  • DirectSensor™ Tecnology
  • Good Ecosystem
  • Proven, automotive-grade Quick Release system
  • Analogue handbrake support

Officially licensed for PS4™

  • Works seamlessly with all PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro systems
  • Advanced and highly praised ClubSport technology ( Same like the V1.1 version, the Servo Motor, electronic and power, come straight from its high-end brother )
  • Full support for steering wheels, full metal shifters or the legendary load cell pedals
  • Powerful brushless servo motor
  • Good  force feedback sensations ( can be fine-tuned on the Fanatec Menu )
  • DirectSensor™ Tecnology
  • Good Ecosystem
  • Proven automotive grade quick release system – even while in the game.​​
  • Analogue handbrake support

Compatibility

CSL Elite Wheel Base V1.1

PS5: NO PS4: NO PS3: NO

PC: Yes 

Xbox: Yes  Xbox Series X: Yes 

Officially licensed for PS4™

PS5: YES PS4: YES PS3: NO

PC: Yes 

Xbox: Yes  Xbox Series X: Yes 

Peripherals Compatibilities

  1. Fanatec ClubSport Handbrake
  2. All Clubsport and CSL steering wheels
  3. All Fanatec ClubSport, CSR, CSR Elite, CSL and CSL Elite pedals
  4. All Fanatec CSL and ClubSport shifters
  5. Fanatec ClubSport Static Shifter Paddles

Features

Fanatec CSL ELite base features
Fanatec CSL ELite base features

PROS

CONS

  • Price is OK for a very good Wheel Base
  • Menu system can be confusing
  • Good Force Feedback
  • Most plastic base construction
  • Good Compatibility with FANATEC Ecosystem
  • Good Quick Release system
  • Good servo motor and electronic

What is included?

CSL Elite Wheel Base V1.1

  • CSL Elite Wheel Base V1.1
    Table clamp
    Table clamp screw with handle
    Power supply unit (cable length: power supply to wheel base 1,5 m/6 ft)​​
    Power cord (regional) (cable length: socket to power supply 1,5 m/6 ft.)
    USB connection cable (2 m/6 ft.)
    O-Ring (spare for Quick Release shaft)

Officially licensed for PS4™.

  • CSL Elite Wheel Base +
    Table clamp
    Table clamp screw with handle
    Power supply unit (cable length: power supply to wheel base 1,5 m/5 ft)
    Power cord (regional) (cable length: socket to power supply 1,5 m/5 ft.)
    USB connection cable (2 m/6 ft.)
    O-Ring (spare for Quick Release shaft)
    PS4™ button caps for ClubSport steering wheels

Comparison

Product 1 VS Product 2

CSL + (PS4)

CSL V1.1

Price: $399.95 $349.95
Platform: PC, PS4, XBox One Ready PC, XBox One Ready
Degrees of rotation: 90°-1080° 90°-1080°
Rev lights: Yes Yes
USB update rate: 1000Hz 1000Hz
Table Clamp: Included Included
Tuning Menu through steering wheel: Yes Yes
Quick Release: Yes Yes
Force Feedback drive system: Single gear toothed belt drive Single gear toothed belt drive
Torque: Up to 6Nm Up to 6Nm
GRAB YOUR PRODUCT:

CSL PS4

CSL V1.1

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are the PS4 and the V1.1 the same Wheel Bases?

Yes, they are quite the same wheelbases, just with some slightly differences, the V1.1 is not compatible with Playstation consoles.

Is the CSL elite worth it?

Yes It does, the CSL Wheel base is a very good product, with a very good motor that delivers a nice and smooth force feedback.

Does fanatec CSL Base work on ps5?

Yes It does, the CSL Elite Wheel Base + – officially licensed for PlayStation™ works just perfectly with your PS5 console.

Is CSL Wheelbase elite direct drive?

No it’s not, CSL  uses a single belt drive brushless motor and is the Entry-point level for Bases in their ecosystem.

Final Analyze

Worth the money? I think if you are new to simracing, with new I mean you never had a simracing equipment before and planning just having fun with friends on weekends them this is the perfect product for you.
Unlike you are planning to do some serious gaming on the e-racing you can go for more advanced force feedbacks like the Clubsport, yet I recommend stick with the CSL if you are new to this.

Officially licensed for PlayStation™

CSL Elite Wheel Base V1.1