Fanatec DD1


The Fanatec DD1 Podium Series is the first plug-and-play wheelbase with direct drive drive and integrated electronics in the main housing. With a peak torque of 20Nm, this is one of the best and strongest wheelbases.


Fanatec DD1 Direct Drive Podium Series

Direct Drive

In the late 1990s, force-feedback technology completely changed the world of sim racing. Now we welcome the era of Direct Drive, taking realism to the next level with forced feedback.It's all in the details. Thanks to our thousands of design hours, you can just drive and enjoy.

Stage wheelbases use an outrunner-type motor designed specifically for sim racing. Instead of running an industrial motor, our custom motors are tailored for sim racing without compromise. Not only is the Podium DD1 fully compatible with the existing Fanatec ecosystem, it is also prepared for future upgrades.

German design

This heavy piece of solid metal is designed with German precision and built to last for many years. This is the last wheelbase you will ever need! The Podium DD1 is the first plug-and-play direct-drive wheelbase with integrated electronics in the main body. It is as easy to install as our CSL and ClubSport series products. Stringent EMI and ESD testing ensures stability and longevity.

Our proven car-quality QR code has been upgraded with a new locking system that is compatible with all existing Fanatec steering wheels while being fully interchangeable. All new wheel bases and steering wheels have interchangeable quick release fasteners; in the future you will have the option to upgrade to a new QR system.


On the front of the housing is an OLED display. This offers endless possibilities, not only for fine-tuning your wheelbase, but also includes features for advanced users, showing real-time engine and force feedback data. Check temperatures, torque curves and avoid force feedback clipping. Too complicated? Just enjoy the graphics.

Fanatec DD1 Review

Before you buy the Fanatec DD1, also read our comprehensive Fanatec DD1 review.


? Custom designed servo motor designed by our engineers and the first direct drive motor optimized for racing simulator applications.
? The Outrunner-type motor achieves an excellent peak torque of 20 Nm, which is equivalent to the torque delivered in most real racing cars with power steering.
? The holding torque of the Podium Wheel Base DD1 is no less than 15Nm, even when used intensively in a race.
? Engine acceleration and RPM remain at the highest level even with heavy steering wheels.
Ultra-low torque ripple minimizes mechanical distraction and offers the same smooth experience as a belt-driven wheel.
Wireless data and power to all Fanatec steering wheels to enable unlimited steering wheel rotation.
? 2.7-inch integrated OLED screen with 256 × 64 resolution.
? Stage wheelbases include advanced telemetry functions in the OLED display for real-time motor and force feedback data such as power, FFB clipping and more.
? Upgraded Fanatec tuning menu.
? Five presets for different games and applications
? Steering lock
? FFB power

? Fully certified with CE, FCC, C-Tick, ROHS and all other certifications required by law so that this product does not interfere with other electronic devices.
? Torque Key allows the user to lock/unlock the full performance of DD1.
? All existing and future Fanatec peripherals are fully supported.
? Choose from a growing range of Fanatec steering wheels in many different styles and price/quality levels.
? Firmware can be updated with new features.
? Fast USB update rate of 1000 Hz.
? Ultra-low latency thanks to integrated electronics and highest quality components.
? Allows parallel connection of two external shifters (e.g. H-pattern and sequential).
? Mounts for ClubSport Static Shifter Paddles and other optional accessories.
? Peripheral connection ports: USB, Power, Pedals, Shifter 1, Shifter 2, Handbrake.
? Full aluminum housing.

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