This is no ordinary sim racing hardware. This is the actual wheel for the 2022 BMW M4 GT3 race car, engineered by
Fanatec in collaboration with BMW Motorsport.
That’s right, for the first time in sim racing history, a steering wheel has been developed simultaneously for both real and virtual racing.
To meet the demands of a real race car connection, the Fanatec electronics are now compatible with CAN bus, the industry standard for automotive communication.
We also developed a new quick release system and even made the wheel water resistant and shockproof.
Revealed at BMW SIM LIVE 2020 on Saturday, the Podium Steering Wheel BMW M4 GT3 represents the latest chapter in our long partnership with BMW.
All carbon. No compromises. Pure GT3.
Homologated for GT3 racing, the Podium Steering Wheel BMW M4 GT3 is built for ultimate performance, with a full carbon fibre construction, optimised with feedback from BMW Motorsport pro drivers.
It features RGB LED-backlit front buttons, backlit 12-position rotary switches, custom thumb encoders, dual-action magnetic shifters, dual-Hall sensor clutch paddles, and more.
The thumb-operated rotary encoders are the best we’ve ever made, and the use of Hall sensors means they are ultra-reliable and precise.
All-new push-pull magnetic shifter paddles allow the driver to upshift and downshift (or activate other functions) with either hand.
Illuminate the possibilities.
RGB LEDs behind all 12 front-facing buttons plus backlit multi-position switches means you’ll always find the right input in the heat of competition.
Programmable via CAN bus in the real car, and via FanaLab on your PC.