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Fanatec Mclaren GT3

Fanatec McLaren GT3 Wheel In Mixed Reality

Marcel Pfister produced a new video in his Mixed Reality VR Series, taking a first look at the McLaren GT3 wheel rim by Fanatec. Marcel introduces the new wheel and takes it for a test drive around the Australian Bathurst Mount Panorama circuit.

Marcel Pfister creatively uses his Oculus Rift VR headset and a green screen to blend in the virtual with the real world, resulting in some rather spectacular videos. When Marcel published his first video, it became an instant viral YouTube hit within the sim racing community.

The Fanatec McLaren GT3 wheel is a replica of the original steering wheel used in the McLaren GT3 racer and features all the switches, paddles, dials from the real-world GT3 wheel rim. With this new wheel, Fanatec also introduces its first ever dual-clutch system with analog clutch paddles and rocker type shifter paddles. The paddles are made out of anodized aluminum and feature a snap-dome function. The Dual-clutch system’s bite-point mode allows you to determine the optimal bite-point before the start of the race and utilize the perfect start every time.

Bite-point mode, Handbrake mode, gas/brake mode and binary button mode are all available from the mode encoder in the center of the steering wheel. One of the clutch paddles can be set to handbrake mode. It maps one clutch paddle as an analog handbrake axis.

The McLaren GT3 wheel features 2 Rocker switches, 2 Rotary encoders with 12 positions and number indicators, Fanatec FunkySwitch (5-way digital joystick with rotary function), 2 high-bezel snap-dome buttons with laser engraved P & N indicators, 7 Basic push buttons with exchangeable button caps, and a Tuning menu button (4th original rotary encoder is replaced by a 1″ OLED display with evolved Fanatec tuning menu functionality.)

Furthermore, the McLaren GT3 wheel introduces a new exchangeable Quick Release system which let you upgrade the included simplified CSL Quick Release for the optional ClubSport QRA in no time. The Allen key for the CSL QR is stored on the wheel.

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