On this fast-paced on-line financial system, offers are a dime a dozen. I sometimes do not take note of them. I simply do not find the money for for all of the offers, all proper? However sometimes, there is a deal that is too good to not share, that even I take into account for myself. Right this moment, that deal is the whole lot you should go sim racing with a direct drive package from Fanatec for $150 off.
The Fanatec CSL DD is my go-to advice for sim racing wheel bases as of late, as a result of it is direct drive — which suggests it is tremendous easy, correct, and pure feeling — and it is also decently highly effective for its compact footprint. The CSL DD usually prices $350, or $500 in tandem with the Enhance Equipment 180 energy provide, which bumps torque from 5 Nm to eight Nm. These 3 Nm make a giant distinction; I like to recommend them.
Since June, Fanatec has had a promotion going the place the CSL DD itself prices simply $200 (or $300 with the Enhance Equipment) in case you additionally purchase it alongside a steering wheel and pedals. It is a cheap proposition, as a steering wheel and pedals are arguably necessary for sim racing. Nonetheless, till this week the promotion locked patrons right into a sure rim and pedal mixture. Not so anymore — prospects are free to combine and match all of Fanatec’s gear to assemble their dream rig and nonetheless get these financial savings.
You possibly can configure your individual setup on Fanatec’s web site, which sadly is about as quick to navigate as your healthcare supplier’s automated telephone system. Within the curiosity of effectivity, here is the entry-level CSL DD package for PC and Xbox with the usual CSL steering wheel for $400 earlier than tax and delivery. The 8 Nm model with the Enhance Equipment is $500. If you wish to pair that base with a fancier formula-type wheel or a bolt-on load cell package for the brake pedal, you are able to do that as properly; you may nonetheless get the low cost.
There’s one disappointing catch with this promotion, and you could have already seen it. The CSL DD solely helps PC and Xbox out of the, properly, field. Meaning in case you desire to do your sim racing on PlayStation, possibly in Gran Turismo 7, it may value significantly extra. (Cue the bitter sim dads scoffing on the point out of GT7 and “sim racing” in the identical sentence.)
See, for that you’re going to want the Gran Turismo CSL DD Professional set, which begins at $700 and doesn’t qualify for the $150 low cost. Disgrace, that. Nonetheless, the PC gang or these eagerly anticipating the brand new Forza Motorsport can be in luck. This is to creating an costly pastime rather less so.