Sunday, March 13, 2011

New Fanatec Porsche GT3RS Wheel for iRacing

I just purchased a new steering wheel for iRacing from Fanatec and it is a massive improvement over the old Logitech Momo wheel I was using. The feedback and response is much more precise and linear with the new wheel allowing for quicker and much more consistent lap times. I've found that it is especially helpful on ovals where you need to be running inches from the outside wall to lay down quick lap times.

Whoa...tons of features: (from Fanatec website)

Full Features Porsche 911 GT3 RS Wheel:
  • Original Porsche 911 GT3 RS steering wheel design
  • Licensed by Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH
  • Authentic metal Porsche logo on wheel
  • Hand stitched leather wheel manufactured according to Porsche quality standards using original ALCANTARA® leather made in Italy.
  • Compatible with PC and all PlayStation®3 (NEW) games which support Force Feedback
  • 3 x adjustable paddle shifter styles including Clubsport paddle shifters made of aluminum (NEW)
  • Optional Clubsport paddle shifters Carbon (NEW)
  • Extra large wheel rim diameter (300 mm)
  • Turning angle can be adjusted in the wheel to 90° to 900° in steps of 10° independent from the game (NEW)
  • Play with table: Strong table clamps with quick release, special non-slip rubber pads, and Velcro strips on the pedals keep everything in place. Integrated screw inserts allows a strong fixation on a gaming cockpit
  • Play without table: Fully compatible with the RennSport Wheel Stand which is available optional
  • Powerful Mabuchi RS 550 Motor as used in RC cars delivers extra strong Force Feedback effects
  • Additional 2 Force Feedback actuators in the wheel simulates motor vibrations.
  • Extra smooth and silent belt drive without mechanical dead zone
  • High resolution wheel sensor
  • TUNING functions with LED display
  • Saves up to 5 wheel set-ups
  • Adjust ForceFeedback strength during game play (IMPROVED)
  • Adjust steering angle independent from the game (NEW and IMPROVED)
  • Adjust damper strength (Driftmode) (NEW)
  • Add deadzone to the steering axis (great for GT5:P) (NEW)
  • Adjust linearity of the steering axis for high precision around the center but ability to make turns very quickly. (NEW)


  1. Couple questions: how long was the wait on delivery from Germany?

    How do the pedals compare to the Logitech G27's?

    I love this wheel, but the pedals are very pricey and the shifter is currently out of stock. Then again, the G27 is nearly impossible to find without spending a fortune on it too.

    Hope to see you on iRacing!

  2. For the wheel, there was no extra wait. It was delivered in about one week. Same for the pedals but I purchased the pedals in December so they could be backordered now...not sure. Currently, the GT2 steering wheel is backordered but I am not sure about the wait time. I ordered the shifter as well and probably won't get it until late April or May unfortunately.

    I like the Clubsport pedals much more than the Logitech unit mainly because the brake pedal is a load cell and not a potentiometer. This gives a much more realistic feel and made me quicker and more consistent in iRacing. It takes a while to get used to though so I'm sure I'm not getting the maximum from the setup yet.

  3. I like your setup the fanatec on a kart frame. I am considering to do the same. Could you send me pictures of your setup? thanks,

  4. Pilotazo...sorry I didn't catch your comment earlier. Do you still want me to send you photos?