In this video, we take a look at this racing simulator setup, comprised of Fanatec’s ClubSport Wheel Base V2, CSL Steering Wheel P1 for XBox One, ClubSport Pedals V3, ClubSport Shifter SQ V1.5, all mounted to the Obutto R3volution Gaming Cockpit. Although somewhat costly at a total price of approximately $2,000, this combination of hardware adds up to one of the best simulation racing experiences that you can set up at home. When used with simulation software like iRacing, Assetto Corsa, or rFactor, this racing simulator setup delivers very accurate realism in the feel of the hardware and its response to driving techniques.
Some may argue that $2,000 is expensive for a simulation experience versus racing in real life. But here’s the main point to keep in mind. If you want to rent a racecar to drive on an acclaimed track, you’re almost always guaranteed to pay more than $8,000 after rental fees, fuel, tires, transport, and your own personal airfare and hotel stay. If you want to drive a higher-end Porsche Cup Car or a GT3 racecar, you’re looking at well beyond $20,000 for a single race weekend. On a simulator, you have access to unlimited practice and racing at minimal to no additional cost, without the risk of balling up a car in the wall. Check out the video to learn more.
By Cameron Parsons
This package that we assembled consists of…
Obutto R3volution Gaming Cockpit
Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base V2
Fanatec CSL Steering Wheel P1 for Xbox One
Fanatec ClubSport Pedals V3
Fanatec ClubSport Shifter SQ V 1.5
Part Two: Comparing to Real Life Racing