Welcome back to my YouTube channel. I added english subtitels. Please notice, that english isn´t my mother tongue 😉 A few weeks after my Fanatec CSL Elite review passed by and I got some new Simracing stuff to be tested. I orderd Fanatecs high end Club Sport Wheel Base V2 to compare it with Fanatecs new CSL Elite Base. Also one of the favourite GT wheels named Fanatec BMW M3 GT2 will be tested on both Wheel Bases. As you can see on the right hand Oculus Rift CV1 arrived @ my homebase. We´ll talk about Virtual Reality @ Simracing in one of my next reviews. Content of this prospective review will be comparing Simracing @ monitor vs. Simracing @ Virtual Reality. First lets compare designs and choice of materials of both Wheel Bases , before doing some tracktests. I tested Fanatec CSL Elite P1, Fanatec Club Sport Formula and Fanatec Club Sport BMW M3 Rim on both Wheel Bases. The most significant intention was to share my perceptions objectively after testing both Wheel Bases parallel for about 2 months. Both Wheel Bases are equipped with the same Wheel Hub. All Fanatec Club Sport Rims can be used on both Wheel Bases. Fanatecs CSW V2 haptical feedback is just awesome. To be fair I´d like to mention, that the price of CSW V2 is about twice compared to CSL Elite Wheel Base. Converting of CSL Elite is pretty good and convenient and I`d call it solid. CSW V2 material selection is predominated by metal. This optical and haptical feedback is still unrivaled. Viewing Fanatecs CSW V2 Wheel from above manufacturing is just awesome. Ventilation of CSL Elite is managed with one fan placed in top of the Wheel Base. CSW V2 Wheel Base was supplemented with a fan on the left side of the case. Size of both Wheel Bases is similar. Both Wheel Hubs are constructed in the same way. Haptical and optical advantages for CSW V2 Wheel Base in succession of using high quality materials. Same layout of connections to pedals, shifters, USB and power supply on both Wheel Bases. Fanatec CSL Elite did a step forward implementing LEDs in top of the Wheel Base. Check out the tool “FANALEDS”, to get LEDs running with different Simracinggames. Start Button is placed on the right side of both Wheel Bases. An extra button was added to CSL Elite Base, to switch between XBOX and PC mode. Pressing different buttons on the rim allows you changing between these to modes on CSW V2 Base. CSL Elite Base contains a table clamp, which has to be extra ordered for CSW V2 Base (costs about 50-60,-). If your Wheel Base will be mounted on a Simracing Rig or Playseat for example … … you got this working by using three standardized mounting points. Before returning to our tracktest I want to introduce the tool Fanaleds. Get this software for free to configure your LEDs on Elite Wheel Base or LEDS directly on the Rim. I tested Fanaleds with different Simracing games and its simply running perfect out of box after installation. Use this detailed tool setting different things as you like. Just check it out. Its for free and really makes sense in combination with Fanatec Simracing periphery. Back on track with Fanatecs CSL Elite Base and Fanatec Club Sport Formula Rim. Lets drive some Barcelona Catalunya rounds @ Assetto Corsa using new Porsche DLC. Diameter of this Fomula Rim is about 27 centimetres. Fanatecs CSL Elite Base got enough power to handle this wheel diameter without any problems. Forcefeedback can be used comfortable in succession of high bandwith of Forcefeedbackpower up to 6 Newtonmeter. This kind of wheel is exactly what you want to use when driving open wheel cars. It also makes sense using this type of wheel with GT cars for example. The advantage of quick wheel reactions as a result of low wheel diameter is very satisfying. Check out these LEDs running on Wheel Base and Rim using Fanaleds Simracing tool. Most frequently I was running Fanatecs Club Sport BMW M3 GT2 Rim on both bases. I wanted to analyze behaviour using rims with 30 cm diameter and above on both contrahents. Generally I`d also approve Fanatecs CSL Elite Base if using wheels with higher diameters like Fanatec Club Sport BMW M3 or Porsche 918 Rim. Compared to low diameter wheels your sense of driving increases in case of using rims with diameters of 30 cm and above. In fairness I have to mention that your Forcefeedbackpower decreases in cause of using high wheel diameters as a consequence of physical facts. In my opinion Fanatecs CSL Elite Base generates enough Forcefeedbackpower to handle wheels with diameters of about 32-33 cm. Just switched to Fanatecs Club Sport Wheel Base V2 to feel out something about different behaviour. To let you know if additional charge is comprehensible to performance, I did a lot of testing on different tracks using different cars. On of my favoured test scenarios were driving one hour Nordschleife and switching between to Wheel Bases. Running CSW V2 base I noticed that Forcefeedbackpower is stronger than CSL ones. If I had to quantify this comparison, I´d rate it as a Plus of about 20 % Forcefeedbackpower. Don`t get me wrong, I`m not talking about another dimension of Forcefeedbackpower, but its definetely noticeable. If you running wheels like Club Sport Formula or CSL Elite P1 Rim with diameters up to 30 cm … … this 20% increase of CSW V2 Forcefeedbackpower is negligible. Using Rims like Fanatec BMW M3 or Porsche 918 Rim with diameters of 32-33 cm, + 20% Forcefeedbackpower of CSW V2 gets appreciable. Dont get me wrong, CSL Elite also manages big wheel diameters, but CSW V2 increases your forcfeedbackexperience. Back to Forcfeedback again … CSL Elite is quantified with a torque of 6 Nm refering to Fanatecs datasheet. So I`d estimate the torque of Fanatecs CSW V2 Wheel Base at about 7,5 up to 8 Nm. When running long term tests I noticed a little bit more transparent Forcefeedback of CSW V2 Wheel Base refering to trackfeedback and other effects. When talking about both Wheel Bases this dialogue takes place on a really high level. Fanatecs CSL Elite does a really good job refering to Forcefeedbackpower and Forcefeedback transperency … … but its still noticeable that Fanatecs spearhead CSW V2 increases performance at about 20%. Performance is in the eye of the beholder, who has to balance reasons concerning his application area. Enthusiasts are going to snatch Fanatecs CSW V2 Wheel Base. After finishing these laps well try to come to an conclusion. CSL Elite Wheel Base or CSW V2 Base … thats the question. I´ll try to express my thoughts objective and accurate as possible. At he moment it isnt possible to acquire more simracing quality for your bucks than with Fanatecs CSL Elite Series. Fanatec created a fanatastic product which is purchasable since a few weeks. Check out my Fanatec CSL Elite Hands on Review on my YouTube channel, where I introduced this Wheel Base and Pedals in a detailed Videoreview. Plus factor is compatibility with all these high end replika rims of Fanatecs Club Sport product line up. You cant get more simracing experience on high levels than with Fanatecs CSL Elite Wheel Base and I`d rate this price as very moderate. Some of you may ask yourselves if contemplabling extra charge for CSW V2 Base makes really sense. I`d justify spending extra money for Fanatecs CSW V2 Base to purchase a unique feature in case of fanatastic haptical and optical experience. I tested a lot of wheels during last years but Fanatecs CSW V2 Wheel Base marks the leading position well spaced out. Referring to Forcefeedbackpower and transparency I`d rate Fanatecs CSW V2 Base about 20% above Fanatecs CSL Elite Base. Its recognizeable when using Rims with 30 cm diameter and above. This double investment can be necessary for enthusiastic simracers. Apart from optical, haptical and highest achievable Forcefeedbackpower, youre deciding to a well price relationship product called Fanatec CSL Elite Series. Please check out my detailed Textreview about Fanatecs Wheel Base comparison … … follow the link in my video description. Furthermore contact me at my 3D Vision – Virtual Reality – 3D Gaming “Blog” @ computerbase.de Sign in for free and give some feedback … every language welcome 😉 I`d be pleased if you´d subscribe my channel …. a few videoreviews around Simracing, another hardware and Virtual Reality will be next … kind regards and cu @ virtual racetrack … Ron.