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Porsche 911 GT2 gaming wheel by Fanatec – Click above for image gallery

No one ever said getting behind the wheel of a Porsche was going to be cheap. Especially not a 911 GT2. But if the $245k that the new GT2 RS road car would set you back strikes you as a bit steep, check out the latest rig from Fanatec.

The German gamewear concern has a penchant for making steering wheel set-ups for your favorite gaming platform, like the 911 Turbo and Turbo S wheels we're reported on previously. But the latest takes the cake.

Modeled on the 911 GT2, this wheel gets all the details down pat, and then some. The 12-inch rim is covered in hand-stitched Alcantara, and three force-feedback motors are there to provide as darn-near-real an experience as we've ever seen.

It can work with the XBox 360, PlayStation 3 or your computer, but like the car it's modeled on, it don't come cheap: $250 is the retail price for the wheel alone, which can be hooked up with pedals and shifter if you've got those already. If you don't, the full $500 Clubsport edition gives you the foot gear and a variety of shifting choices, including paddles, a sequential lever and an H-gate. Check it out for yourself in the gallery below.

[Source: Fanatec via Engadget]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm getting this wheel for sure with the pedals, and it has hand-stitched Alcantara on the wheel, don't like leather wheels, so this wheel is definitely made for me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      it'd be autoblog people that spend this type of coin on nothing
      lazzy assezz
      get off the couch and do sth productive, maybe then you can be a bit coser of owning the real thing (even if used)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Even F1 teams use simulators to train...just because you have a rig set up at home doesn't mean you can't have a real car to take to the track. And for those that don't want to pay for track fees, tires, and fuel every few times they go out for a track day, this is a good alternative.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Speaking of lazy, you can't even take the time(a few seconds) to punctuate your sentences and spell out "something" in its entirety.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does the clutch actually get used during game play or is it just a dead pedal? If it is functional does it work on GT% (the clutch).
        • 4 Years Ago
        The clutch does work in GT5, but it doesn't feel realistic. It's more like an ON/OFF switch. Shifting does not feel natural.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm quite tempted to try a rig out. As usual, I have picked what seems like the inferior system (for this particular use).
        • 4 Years Ago
        The issues with vibration can be adjusted with the in-wheel settings by setting the dead zone (dEA) to 010 (assuming you are using all 900 degrees of rotation).
      • 4 Years Ago
      The only bad thing about this wheel is the dedicated xbox button... it totally ruins the look and for what purpose? It could have easily been a non biased key that could work as the xbox button, ps button and some kind of aux button for pc
        • 4 Years Ago
        I had the exact same thought. I am getting one for sure, it will delay my need for the real thing a short while.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Seriously considering replacing my G27 with this. I'll admit the $500 price tag is a bit steep but the CSP is a huge improvement alone.
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