Dopo un silenzio che durava da diverse settimane, la tedesca Fanatec torna finalmente ad aggiornarci sullo sviluppo dei suoi due nuovi ed attesissimi prodotti: la base Podium Direct Drive ed il volante McLaren GT3 (nella foto qui sopra).
Riguardo la base "Podium", che come sappiamo sarà dotata di tecnologia direct drive, sono in corso di sistemazione alcuni piccoli problemini, ma il beta testing inizierà a fine febbraio come programmato e la Fanatec stima di rendere il prodotto disponibile in estate prossima.
Podium Wheel Base
Talking about delays...
We are all waiting for this product to be released but we had to fight a lot of small issues. The pre-production is done and we are still making internal tests to verify the design and sort out some obvious issues.
Currently we select the beta testers and will get in contact with them shortly. The beta tests will start in late february and it is still planned to held a community event in our HQ where we will invite interested potential customers and direct drive specialists to help us fine tuning the wheel base.
At the moment we are aiming to start selling the DD wheel bases in summer.
Some good news as well. We managed to crank up the torque on both versions. We also successfully eliminated all torque ripple so you can expect the same smoothness as on your ClubSport Wheel bases which is on par with the very best DDs out there or even better.
Anche il volante McLaren GT3 ha evidenziato alcuni problemi elettrostatici, di conseguenza la disponibilità slitta a fine Aprile.
CSL Elite Steering Wheel McLaren GT3
We had some last minute electrostatic issues on this product and we had to make some small design changes. This means that the shipping date will be postponed to late April. All customers who pre-ordered the steering wheel will get an e-mail and they can also expect a nice compensation for this delay. All affected customers will get a free ClubSport quick release adapter or a coupon code if they already purchased one. Of course they can also cancel the pre-order at any time.