Fanatec Podium DD1 – DD2 Direct Drive Revolution

Hello and welcome to my Fanatec Podium DD1 and Fanatec Podium DD2 Review.    If you are a first-time reader welcome and I hope you enjoy the website.  I have been involved in sim racing for over 30 years and have played racing games from the Commodore 64 days right through to modern day titles (yes I am old).  Without further ado, let’s get on with the review.

The Fanatec Podium DD wheelbases use a special out-runner styled motor that was specifically designed from the ground up to be used for sim racing.  Other direct drive wheels use industrial motors that have not been designed for sim racing.

Fanatec Podium DD1 DD2 Direct Drive Review

Fanatec Podium Direct Drive Wheels At A Glance

Good: Complete Plug and Play Package.  Compatible with Fanatec Wheel Rims.

Not So Good: Pricey compared to do it yourself solutions and the Accuforce

Overall Take: A good package especially if you have a number of wheel rims

See how the Fanatec DD Wheelbases compare to others

Fanatec Podium F1 DD Wheel Rim

Features Of The Podium DD1 And DD2

  • Outrunner-type motor achieves outstanding peak torque of 20Nm, matching the torque output in most real race cars using power steering
  • The Podium Wheel Base DD1 holding torque is not less than 15Nm even under heavy use in a race
  • Wireless data and power to all Fanatec steering wheels to enable unlimited rotation of the steering wheel
  • Integrated 2.7” 256×64 resolution OLED display
  • Integrated electronics within wheelbase housing, no external control box required
  • All existing and upcoming Fanatec peripherals fully supported

Final Take

The wheel is a breeze to set up being the first direct drive wheel to fully plug n play.  The wheel also features the first fully wireless data and power-driven direct drive wheelbase.

One of the best features of the wheel is that it is fully compatible with the Fanatec ecosystem so that all of the wheel rims that you have bought are fully compatible with Podium Wheelbases.

For more information, you can visit the Fanatec website

I hope you enjoyed the review.  See you out on the track!!