Fanatec Podium Steering Wheel BMW M4 GT3 unveiled

Fanatec Podium Steering Wheel BMW M4 GT3 unveiled

Fanatec officially unveiled the new Fanatec Podium Steering Wheel BMW M4 GT3 steering wheel at BMW's Simracing Event. The biggest innovation is the illuminated push buttons and the new Quickrelease, which will be presented in detail. For the first time, the steering wheel can also be used in a real racing car without modification:

BMW Motorsport has collaborated with sim racing hardware producer, Fanatec, to develop a steering wheel for the BMW M4 GT3 that can be used in both a race car and a race simulator – a technology transfer, the likes of which has never been seen before in motor racing. 

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0322010EN/world-premieres-at-bmw-sim-live:-technology-transfer-from-real-and-virtual-motor-racing

Livestream of the performance:

Features

  • Official BMW Motorsport product
  • Multi-layer (8 layers) full carbon fiber body
  • Meets rigorous environmental condition specifications for shock and vibration, IP65 rating (dust and water resistance)
  • RGB LED backlit front buttons (colour-adjustable and dimmable, interchangeable caps)
  • Customisable via FanaLab
  • Two custom-designed, 12-step thumb encoders with Hall sensors
  • Dual-action (push/pull) magnetic shifter paddles
  • Fanatec QR2: all-new quick release allows operation in the 2022 BMW M4 GT3 race car
  • Communicates with 2022 BMW M4 GT3 via CAN bus
  • 310 mm diameter
  • Designed and developed in Bavaria by Fanatec and BMW Motorsport
  • Rubber hand grips molded over carbon fibre structure
  • 14 push buttons (12 front-facing, 2 rear-facing) with 700 g activation force
  • 1" OLED display
  • Three backlit 12-position rotary switches with encoder functionality
  • 4-way D-pad under the BMW logo
  • Two dual-Hall sensor clutch paddles
  • New-generation firmware, upgradeable via integrated USB-C port
  • Compatible with Windows PC
  • Compatible with all PS4 and PS5 systems when connected to a PlayStation-licensed wheel base
  • 1400 g (approx)

Release

The release of the steering wheel is indicated for Q2 2021,

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