Changing the venerable CSL Elite Pedals, the V2s are a three-pedal unit for PC, PlayStation and Xbox. They embody a brand new load cell system plus a strengthened chassis.
Whereas Fanatec’s checklist of steering wheels and wheel bases appears to have expanded at a speedy charge of late, with thrilling real-world tie-ins, its line of pedals hasn’t seen a lot of an replace. Till in the present day.
The Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals V2 are a brand new addition to the vary, changing the venerable – now almost six years previous – present set.
The principle part of a set is undoubtedly the brake pedal. The way it performs, feels and delivers suggestions are important to decreasing lap instances. For the V2, this has been up to date.
Three pedals, one bundle
With the earlier CSL Elites, out of the field you obtained two pedals, after which an upgradable load cell equipment was an non-compulsory further that additionally included a devoted brake pedal. Now, that is all one unit, three pedals and cargo cell out of the field.
The pressure-based system itself is rated at 90kg of pressure on the plate, the identical quantity because the earlier Load Cell Equipment, however its design and operation are all-new.
The response could be adjusted, as three elastomers – with 65, 75 and 85 Shore hardness – are included, adjustment for which doesn’t require using instruments. A second, firmer, steel spring can be included, must you favor.
A component that does require a software, which is included, is adjusting the three pedals left to proper alongside the bottom. Hopefully, this adjustability helps you discover your most well-liked set-up.
The pedal arms, faces and heel relaxation are made out of solid and machined aluminium, all in the identical powder-coated end, for a visible look much like the present mannequin. The snazzy Fanatec-branded rubber pedal faces could be eliminated for differing ranges of friction.
Nonetheless, extra bracing has been added to the rear of the gadget, which Fanatec claims provides extra stability beneath heavy load.
This time round, the throttle and clutch pedals use hall-effect magnetic sensors, versus potentiometers, and are much like the current entry-level CSL Pedals. In principle, this contactless system makes for much less put on on the sensor long run.
Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals V2 worth and compatibility
The Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals V2 value €299,95, $299,95 USD and $499,95 AUD. For comparability’s sake, the mix of the CSL Elite Pedals V1 plus the non-compulsory Load Cell Equipment was €229.90 at launch method again in 2016.
As ever, this new pedal set is appropriate with PC, PlayStation and Xbox. On PC, they work with all appropriate Fanatec wheel bases or as a standalone enter gadget by way of USB. For consoles, they connect with the Fanatec wheel base, offered that wheel base and/or steering wheel is PlayStation or Xbox appropriate.
Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals V2 launch date
The Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals V2 can be found, in the present day, nineteenth September 2022, by way of the Fanatec web site and we can have a fast hands-on impressions video quickly on the Traxion.GG YouTube Channel.