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Hot the heels of iRacing announcing the BMW M4 GT3 comes this announcement from Fanatec. It’s almost as if it was planned this way, eh?

Here is a comparison between the iRacing and Fanatec models:


You can read more at bmw.fanatec.com, but here are the features listings:

– Official BMW Motorsport product
– Multi-layer (8 layers) full carbon fibre 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)

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