Racing game fanatics will soon have an extra item for their Christmas lists. Fanatec, a German company specializing in input devices for serious gamers, has revealed their BMW M3 GT2 Clubsport steering wheel. What's so special about this steering wheel? It's a dual-use actual steering wheel that is not only a gaming wheel but also genuine steering wheel.
This 350mm steering wheel is compatible with Fanatec's Clubsport base for the Sony PS3 and the PC. At the heart of the base is a quick release system which allows the wheel to be installed and removed instantly.
Fanatec showed off this unique steering wheel at the 25th anniversary celebration of the BMW Regensburg plant. Dirk Adorf, a touring car champ, demonstrated by using the wheel in a BMW 320si WTCC race car and then using the same for a video game demonstration. A video of the demonstration is below.
The M3 GT2 Clubsport steering wheel will be released in December.