FANATEC Reveals ClubSport DD Series: Available Now!

Fanatec ClubSport DD

FANATEC brings groundbreaking updates to the racing simulation arena with the introduction of the ClubSport DD and ClubSport DD+ wheel bases. Incorporating Direct Drive technology across various series, FANATEC continues to push boundaries, promising a racing experience that is more immersive and realistic.

Introduction of ClubSport DD and DD+

FANATEC unveils the latest in racing simulation – the ClubSport DD and ClubSport DD+. The new additions come with a more potent torque, with the ClubSport DD+ boasting of a powerful 15 Nm, while the ClubSport DD promises a robust 12 Nm, offering a transformative racing simulation experience to enthusiasts.

Pricing and Availability

ClubSport DD (12 Nm): 

EU: 699.95€ 

US: $699.95 

Japan: ¥92,900 

Australia: $1229.95 

ClubSport DD+ (15 Nm): 

EU: 999.95€ 

US: $999.95 

Japan: ¥133,600 

Australia: $1649.95 

Compatibility

A forward-thinking approach is evident in the development, with a CAN (Controller Area Network) connector integrated, aiming for a streamlined connection process in the future. While not immediately functional due to the lack of market peripherals, the vision is to have a simple and efficient connection process, minimizing clutter and maximizing ease of connectivity in gaming setups.

ClubSport DD (12 Nm) Compatible with : Xbox and PC

ClubSport DD+ (15 Nm) Compatible with : PS, Xbox and PC

Aesthetic and Branding

In alignment with branding, a new corporate color identity has been introduced. Yellow will now represent the PC version, while blue will denote the PlayStation version, a distinction clear on their website as well. This clarity in branding aligns with their overall approach to making the user experience as seamless as possible.

FullForce Technology and Slew Rate

FullForce technology marks a significant milestone in the evolution of FANATEC’s wheel bases. Tailored specifically for FANATEC Direct Drive, this new protocol redefines the Force Feedback experience, enabling high-frequency vibrations and extraordinary detail, making the racing experience more immersive and realistic.

In terms of adaptability and convenience, the new hardware is user-friendly, allowing customization to meet players’ preferences and needs. For example, the QR2 system can be easily switched back to QR1, ensuring that the transition is as smooth as possible for gamers with multiple steering wheels, saving them from unnecessary upgrades.

Talking about the technical upgrades, the SLEW rate, or the speed of response, has been given significant attention. The new system boasts a benchmark-setting SLEW rate of 6.2 Nm per millisecond, a remarkable improvement aimed at delivering real-time feedback to the players, making the gaming experience more engaging and responsive.

Future-Ready Hardware

A forward-thinking approach is evident in the development, with a CAN (Controller Area Network) connector integrated, aiming for a streamlined connection process in the future. While not immediately functional due to the lack of market peripherals, the vision is to have a simple and efficient connection process, minimizing clutter and maximizing ease of connectivity in gaming setups.

The ClubSport DD series stand unrivaled, offering continuous torque figures without the drop in performance experienced in common direct drive systems. Racers are in for a consistent treat, lap after lap.

Innovation and exceptional performance define the new ClubSport DD and ClubSport DD+ wheel bases. With these introductions, FANATEC reaffirms its commitment to driving forward the future of racing simulation, ensuring an experience that is more realistic, immersive, and exhilarating for all racing enthusiasts.

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