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  • Bring it on!
  • Fantastic,

    Now just let me know when I can pre-order.
  • The end is near


    (for my social life..if i had one)
  • Wow...wow.

    It's almost here.
  • Hopefully they work on consoles. Bring on the pre order if so
  • Please ensure you provide details of when the pre-orders will go live.
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    Hard to get excited when there is still no pricing yet!!!!!!!!  In the time it took you guys to make the stupid video with the date and heart monitor, maybe you could have told everyone what this thing is going to cost....I am positive i am not the only one who wants to know.  I am all for staying in the Fanatec eco system but if this is going to be overpriced, i will get another DD wheel.  This is the only reason I do not have one yet.  Perhaps you are making a flat line video before you announce???
  • How useful is a price without knowing what you get in return? This DD will deliver plenty of features which no other solution offers on the market.
  • It’s Fanatec people! You always get your moneys worth :)))
  • Nice. so I have a couple of weeks to make up a good story to 'sell' this investment to my wife. 
    I'm convinced it is good value for money even without knowing the price yet. 
  • edited May 2018

    How useful is a price without knowing what you get in return? This DD will deliver plenty of features which no other solution offers on the market.
    Agree How about Some specs??? 

    I'm Ready!!! Even the wife Knows I'm Ready!!! She thought the Fanatec DD was out already and asked why I didn't have 1!!! Bring it on I'm sooo Ready \m/ 
  • Will it open for preorder on 13.07.18?
  • How useful is a price without knowing what you get in return? This DD will deliver plenty of features which no other solution offers on the market.
    Like what exactly?  Does Fanatec have a better way of implementing DD that nobody else in the industry has figured out yet?  Im just getting tired of the big secret about what the hell this thing is going to cost, all the hush hush gets old and it gets old in a hurry.  Im not asking what is inside Area 51 for god sake.  Only upside i can see so far is that im not going to have a phone cord wrapped around the shaft of the wheel when i race....don't get me wrong...thats actually a fairly big deal.  I am not even that concerned about the torque since my clusbport is plenty strong enough for me.  I am never ever going to run it at 100 percent strength, hell, i only run my wheel now at 13 force feedback strength in iracing.  Its the smoothness im after.  The thing is a month away and still no pricing.  I can go to a competitors site and get all the answers i could ask for (and even a price...imaging that).  I refuse to hype up something when i do not know what its going to cost me.  
  • How useful is a price without knowing what you get in return? This DD will deliver plenty of features which no other solution offers on the market.
    Like what exactly?  Does Fanatec have a better way of implementing DD that nobody else in the industry has figured out yet?  Im just getting tired of the big secret about what the hell this thing is going to cost, all the hush hush gets old and it gets old in a hurry.  Im not asking what is inside Area 51 for god sake.  Only upside i can see so far is that im not going to have a phone cord wrapped around the shaft of the wheel when i race....don't get me wrong...thats actually a fairly big deal.  I am not even that concerned about the torque since my clusbport is plenty strong enough for me.  I am never ever going to run it at 100 percent strength, hell, i only run my wheel now at 13 force feedback strength in iracing.  Its the smoothness im after.  The thing is a month away and still no pricing.  I can go to a competitors site and get all the answers i could ask for (and even a price...imaging that).  I refuse to hype up something when i do not know what its going to cost me.  
    7/13 is the announcement data.  We don't even know that pre-orders will open then or if that will be revealed.  But announcing price points without specs is silly.

    The specs could vary quite a bit. Beyond torque, there is the actual speed of the motor, the encoder accuracy that locates the position of the motor, and it appears from the intro video that there will also be a display built in as well.  Another feature not available on other DD wheels that feels like a given would be the integration of the wheel mounted controls directly into the base.  Yet another likely to be fanatec only feature would be the ability to tune the wheel via built-in firmware compared to a PC based app.

    So there is quite a bit they could talk about as part of a reveal that would influence how we are likely to feel about the price.  You don't want to get excited about something you think is a bargin only to find out it doesn't meet your requirement. You don't want to get sticker shock over something if you don't understand what it offers over it's competitors. You can't announce specs before they are finalized, open development processes create more frustration, not less.

    So while I agree that things should be hyped until they are real, at least we now have a date when we should have all that information available.
  • How useful is a price without knowing what you get in return? This DD will deliver plenty of features which no other solution offers on the market.
    Well, a price range for the bases (I believe there will be different torque valued ones?) would be useful at least for those that want to save up for one... or stop people from spending their holiday money on other stuff (when not going on holiday).

    I myself am split between getting an LG OLED C7 television or maybe a Podium one, and the C7 just got a massive price drop over here in the Netherlands.
  • Yes! a date.. cant wait
  • For the fanatic Loyalist the DD is a Dream come true!!! 
    Think about it like this if your a fanatic Loyalist you probably own more than 1 wheel Rim and a set of V3 Pedals therefore its just a matter of buying the DD wheel base which in comparison to other DD wheel bases will be more cost effective because have you ever looked at just the cost for some of the Other brand DD wheel Rim button boxes then you still have to buy the QR and wheel Rim just to be able to use buttons on your DD wheel with a USB Bungie cord???

  • Winter is coming ... or not.
    Too little teasing after soooo long.
  • Thomas, can you confirm that we will have reviews from testers before the launch?
  • edited May 2018
    For the fanatic Loyalist the DD is a Dream come true!!! 
    Think about it like this if your a fanatic Loyalist you probably own more than 1 wheel Rim and a set of V3 Pedals therefore its just a matter of buying the DD wheel base which in comparison to other DD wheel bases will be more cost effective because have you ever looked at just the cost for some of the Other brand DD wheel Rim button boxes then you still have to buy the QR and wheel Rim just to be able to use buttons on your DD wheel with a USB Bungie cord???

    Well stated, and yes I am a Fanatec Loyalist, it the only brand I have owned in the last 4 years and the only brand I will recommend to my friends, family, co-workers, social media connections.  Already looking at scheduling the 7/13/2018 off to be one of the first, hopefully, to get my order in. But if I don't I am still happy with my V1, V2.5 and CSL Elite base until back in stock. 

    Can't wait to see the next iteration in the Podium line up, really hoping for a true high end wheel with 15+ buttons, 5 rotary encoders and a built in motec display, or a set of V4/V4i pedals. Keep the creativity coming Fanatec! 


  • edited May 2018
    For the fanatic Loyalist the DD is a Dream come true!!! 
    Think about it like this if your a fanatic Loyalist you probably own more than 1 wheel Rim and a set of V3 Pedals therefore its just a matter of buying the DD wheel base 


    Are you saying the new DD Podium Base is for certain going to be compatible with XBox adapter\Porsche Rims?  Like being "backward compatible"?  I HOPE SO 
  • I like the teaser! And to all the impatient racers out there please stop moaning all the time. At least you have a date now and you can bet on more details will follow then.
  • For the fanatic Loyalist the DD is a Dream come true!!! 
    Think about it like this if your a fanatic Loyalist you probably own more than 1 wheel Rim and a set of V3 Pedals therefore its just a matter of buying the DD wheel base which in comparison to other DD wheel bases will be more cost effective because have you ever looked at just the cost for some of the Other brand DD wheel Rim button boxes then you still have to buy the QR and wheel Rim just to be able to use buttons on your DD wheel with a USB Bungie cord???

    Can't say anything else but state the fact that I agree.
    Although I merely have V2 pedals (modded a bit) and a V2 base plus some wheels and a CSS SQ V1 shifter that recently got a V1.5 upgrade. I also consider myself loyal to Fanatec.

    If you really look at the quality of the parts used per product and than look at the ecosystem and all the features each product has as well... no other brand comes close.

    Would love to do a review and some tests of a Podium base with the older gear, especially for those with a V2 base that hold off with the V2.5 update and wanted to see what the Podium series would bring.
    Is the investment worth the increased fidelity and extra/new features? Also... is this really for everyone or would you really have to be committed to your hobby?
    Also... maybe an odd one but how safe can this product be made for children? After all, there are so many dads who are racing fans and have a rig that want to get their children excited for what they love. Still, these direct drive motors pack quite a punch and can break a thumb or wrist I'd imagine from a grown man.
  • Hard to get excited when there is still no pricing yet!!!!!!!!  In the time it took you guys to make the stupid video with the date and heart monitor, maybe you could have told everyone what this thing is going to cost....I am positive i am not the only one who wants to know.  I am all for staying in the Fanatec eco system but if this is going to be overpriced, i will get another DD wheel.  This is the only reason I do not have one yet.  Perhaps you are making a flat line video before you announce???
    If I was Fanatec I would just blacklist you as a customer. (rolls my eyes out of my skull..)
  • is it just me but looking at the dd base none of the clubsport rims will attach, the connection pins are not the same.thoughts?
  • How useful is a price without knowing what you get in return? This DD will deliver plenty of features which no other solution offers on the market.
    Like what exactly?  Does Fanatec have a better way of implementing DD that nobody else in the industry has figured out yet?  Im just getting tired of the big secret about what the hell this thing is going to cost, all the hush hush gets old and it gets old in a hurry.  Im not asking what is inside Area 51 for god sake.  Only upside i can see so far is that im not going to have a phone cord wrapped around the shaft of the wheel when i race....don't get me wrong...thats actually a fairly big deal.  I am not even that concerned about the torque since my clusbport is plenty strong enough for me.  I am never ever going to run it at 100 percent strength, hell, i only run my wheel now at 13 force feedback strength in iracing.  Its the smoothness im after.  The thing is a month away and still no pricing.  I can go to a competitors site and get all the answers i could ask for (and even a price...imaging that).  I refuse to hype up something when i do not know what its going to cost me.  
    I think you should dial down the language and the entitlement a notch or two. Fanatec announces their products the way they think is best, if you would do it differently then you're free to feel that way but please stop filling the forum with disappointed rants.
  • Has anyone had a dispatch email yet?  ;)
  • This DD will deliver plenty of features which no other solution offers on the market.
    One of this features, maybe a PS4 integration???  :D
  • edited May 2018
    is it just me but looking at the dd base none of the clubsport rims will attach, the connection pins are not the same.thoughts?

    I think it is the other way around. All the old rims will fit, you see the holes are the same pattern, but the new podium rims will not fit the old base's. 
    The new podium rims will have extra pins inside and bigger pins the three outside ....just my guess. :)


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  • edited May 2018
    Guys, just to clarify; is July 13, 2018, the release date, order date, or the announcement/specs/presser date?

    Thank you in advance.
  • is it just me but looking at the dd base none of the clubsport rims will attach, the connection pins are not the same.thoughts?

    I think it is the other way around. All the old rims will fit, you see the holes are the same pattern, but the new podium rims will not fit the old base's. 
    The new podium rims will have extra pins inside and bigger pins the three outside ....just my guess. :)


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    I can see that our current rims, will be able to fit the podium QR Shaft, aprt from the three big connectors or grip connecters there are two lil extra ones which will be redundent on current rims but will feature on the new rims yet to be announced, maybe a bluetooth feature  i have no idea, ... but take note this is all just my thoughts :)
  • edited May 2018
    Hopefully they work on consoles. Bring on the pre order if so
    Right with you man.....be console (X1X) compatible I am sitting here with cash in hand ready to go!
  • great news I am very interested in the podium DD base.
     Since we will be seeing a new range of steering wheels as well later on I  would like to propose that fanatec make a  lamborghini steering wheel for the podium or clubsport series, maybe sesto elemento or the huracan wheel. Those look great.
  • edited June 2018
    How useful is a price without knowing what you get in return? This DD will deliver plenty of features which no other solution offers on the market.
    Dad... please... give me a link for pre-order.. i want it as soon as possible "and" in the first turn....
    you are the boss .. and you can do "everything" :D...

    The base seems fana-tastic.......
  • great news I am very interested in the podium DD base.
     Since we will be seeing a new range of steering wheels as well later on I  would like to propose that fanatec make a  lamborghini steering wheel for the podium or clubsport series, maybe sesto elemento or the huracan wheel. Those look great.
    I second this request, would love a Fanatec Huracan GT3 wheel.
  • I like the video is like a beast, Frankenstein, coming to life in this case Thomas creation hahaha! good news, in my experience with Fanatec I have only good things to say, on service and excellent products in functionality and looks so I can't wait to get one.
  • edited May 2018
    Guys, just to clarify; is July 13, 2018, the release date, order date, or the announcement/specs/presser date?

    Thank you in advance.
    ^^This!

    Is that the date they go on sale, and, if so, are they available for immediate shipping, or is this a pre-order scenario?

    If they're going on sale in July, I would assume the specs are already available.
  • edited May 2018
    Guys, just to clarify; is July 13, 2018, the release date, order date, or the announcement/specs/presser date?

    Thank you in advance.
    ^^This!

    Is that the date they go on sale, and, if so, are they available for immediate shipping, or is this a pre-order scenario?

    If they're going on sale in July, I would assume the specs are already available.
    It's an announcement of some kind.

    We don't know anything about the exact nature of the announcement we are all guessing.  Maybe I'll be lucky and Thomas will confirm some of this. Here's my guesses
    • Specs and model(s) info - 99%
    • Model pricing  95%
    • Pre-order date info 85%
    • Pre-order available 65%
    • Availbility vague in future 70%
    • Availibility concrete in future 25%
    • Order now, available now 5%
    Meaning we are almost assuredly getting model info and the pricing.  I think we are more likely to get a date further in the future that pre-orders are available than being able to pre-order on 7/13.  I think we are likely to get a shipping Q3 or Q4 as opposed to concrete date like 9/1.  But who knows we may be floored and it may be available to purchase, shipping now.
  • How useful is a price without knowing what you get in return? This DD will deliver plenty of features which no other solution offers on the market.
    And how useful is a date if we don’t know what happens on this date. Is this a ship date, preorder date, or just a date for another announcement?
  • The time has come... Podium Series hasn't.
    Hate teasers for it's uninformative =!
  • I'm as excited as anyone but please peeps keep it positive, many posts starting to sound like indignation and outrage that ALL info wasn't revealed NOW. Thomas and Fanatec will release more info in good time. I'm sure it's a complicated product and sorting manufacturing and associated costs take time. Fanatec isn't a multi product category giant like Logitech, they're specialists and a small team doing great things for enthusiasts. Just ride the bit at a time reveal train and enjoy it :)
  • We can't wait for it. Almost orded the 2.5.
  • We can't wait for it. Almost orded the 2.5.

    Same here, glad I didn't
    I waited ages for the Nvidia 1080ti's to be released, but I got sick of waiting and grabbed two 1080's..... and three weeks later.

    The way they speak of The Podium Series suggests to me they'll be releasing new shifters, pedals, handbrakes etc as well. I mean I'm not sure what else they could offer on the H-Shifter, but a hydrolic handbrake and pedals would be cool. I doubt 'she who must be obeyed' would aprove of more "toys'. Luckily the DD base is a nessessity because my current one's start button lights are sometimes green or red which is a sign the base isn't long for this world.
  • We can't wait for it. Almost orded the 2.5.
    Don't do that. Even the weaker DD will dwarf V2.5. I hope the price of it will be in 3 digits. Guessing around 899-999 yourose. Personally, I'm not intrested in stronger DD, cause I don't have strong enough rig (racing at desk), and even for the weaker DD I'm gonna have to reinforce it a little. This summer will end quickly, tho... 
  • I agree with Ben ! Lets take a breath , relax and wait for the updates to come as they come. We are not going to get our new DD wheels any sooner by being negative or demanding. I enjoy the build up myself. The only sad part is my V2.5 will be setting in the corner .
  • I would just simply like a release/shipping estimate, to know approximately how long I'd to wait to get one. I don't that's being negative, just not looking to be strung along month to month just to find out I have another six or so to wait. I was ready to buy a DD when this was announced. The only reason I didn't was because I thought it was coming late 2017. We're now mid 2018. I've already made other upgrades and have more planned. For me, upgrade-wise, I'm behind on the DD and just want to know if I should look elsewhere. 
  • I would just simply like a release/shipping estimate, to know approximately how long I'd to wait to get one. I don't that's being negative, just not looking to be strung along month to month just to find out I have another six or so to wait. I was ready to buy a DD when this was announced. The only reason I didn't was because I thought it was coming late 2017. We're now mid 2018. I've already made other upgrades and have more planned. For me, upgrade-wise, I'm behind on the DD and just want to know if I should look elsewhere. 
    Well you should be able to make that decision on 7/13.
  • edited June 2018
    The Fanatec Time Has come Announcement has shook up the DD wheel industry!!! No more Need for Idle i will buy Other Brand DD wheel if i cant get i Now talk!!! All the other Brand DD wheel have put their products on sale in a last ditch effort to get as many New customers as they can before the Fanatec DD Drops!!! Some Really Good sales/ Price Cuts with Bonus incentive Stuff to!!! ... As For Me im going to Wait it out for Fanatec as long as it takes!!! My v2.5 the FFB feels soo Good that its Scary to think that the DD wheel will have even better FFB Feel!!! I just cant even imagine how much better it could really get but I'm waiting to pull the trigger once Fanatec DD is for sale!!! So if you want DD and you want it Now then Nows your chance the sales are On!!! Other than that Hurry up and wait like the rest of us --> Complaining is Not going to make time of Fanatec put the wheel on the Market before its time <--- Seems some havent figured that out yet even after Months and more Months of usless complaining... But as i said the sales are on so why waste your time complaining here when you have options. Great sales await you.
  • Yeah, just got an email from SimXperience.
  • edited June 2018
    Nice
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