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Fanatec GT DD Pro – Test & Review

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Fanatec GT DD Pro


  • Extremely precise force feedback thanks to the Direct Drive motor
  • Silent thanks to the absence of a fan on the base
  • Fully customizable configuration with numerous customization options
  • Easy-to-use white OLED display for accessing the setup menu and telemetry
  • Quality pedals included in the bundle, with a large platform to hold your feet
  • Wide compatibility (PC, PlayStation 3, 4, 5 and Xbox One/Series X&S


  • Often out of stock and hard to get!

Gran Turismo 7 is one of the most famous and best-selling games in 2022. So what could be more natural than to want to have the ideal equipment to play in the best conditions?

The brand Fanatec brand has fulfilled the wish of many Sim-racing players by offering a steering wheel created in partnership with Gran Turismo Sport and Polyphony Digital: the Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro.

We have tested this model for you and we will tell you everything we thought about it and everything there is to know about it in this article. We will present you the list of its specific characteristicswe will tell you to which type of person it is best suitedwhat are its its advantages and disadvantages, where to get it and at what price.

Features of the Fanatec GT DD Pro

Designed with Gran Turismo Sport and in partnership with Polyphony Digitalthe Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro is the first officially licensed Direct Drive wheel for PlayStation 5.

Here is a list of its main features:

  • The Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro is sold, by default, as a bundle. You get the GT DD Pro base itself, the Gran Turismo wheelwheel, a set of CSL pedals pedals without clutch and the DD desk stand.
  • The bundle Fanatec Gran Turismo DD is available in 3 versionsthe pro version (5 Nm) for the entry level, the pro version (8 Nm) and the premium version.
  • The steering wheel is 28 cm diameter, it is covered with synthetic leather and its handling is very easy. It has all the buttons of the PlayStation controller controller and even more, since it includes five funky switches (4+1), an LED strip for revolutions and a small OLED screen screen for gears or other information.
  • The Fanatec GT DD Pro steering wheel is also equipped with two plastic paddles with magnetic sensorsand the Standard Tuning menu, which allows beginners to get started quickly without having to worry about the settings, and the QuickRelease.
  • The engine of the Fanatec GT DD Pro is 100% customized. It was developed in Germany specifically for Sim-Racing. It offers sensational performance thanks to the patented FluxBarriertechnology, communicating the nuances of force feedback details with remarkable clarity.
  • The all-metal design is built to last, and the throttle and brake shafts use non-contact non-contact Hall sensors for more precision and durability. The stiffer brake pedal spring combined with the PU foam damper provides a progressive feel and more realism.
  • Each set is fully compatible with the PlayStation 4 and 5as well as all PC games
  • The Fanatec GT DD Pro can be used with all CSL, ClubSport and Podium steering wheels as well as all currently available Fanatec cranksets, gearboxes and handbrakes. The GT DD Pro steering wheel can also be used on all available Fanatec steering wheel bases.

For what type of person?

The Fanatec GT DD Pro is a model that is, of course, ideal for the big fans of fans of Gran Turismo. But it is also suitable for fans of games such as F1 2021, Assetto Corsa Competizione or WRC 10.

This model is suitable for both players who are new to the gameplayers as well as those who are already experienced in Sim-racing. Indeed, the standard setup menu allows beginners to get started quickly without having to worry about the settings and the advanced setup menu allows enthusiasts to fine-tune the force feedback characteristics to suit their riding preferences.


Its advantages

The Fanatec Gran Turismo GT DD Pro has been a huge success since its release and we were able to discover for ourselves what the benefits this bundle offers.

First of all, we were immediately seduced by the incredible sensations offered by the Fanatec GT DD Pro. No surprises, the Direct Drive motor guarantees extremely precise force feedback with this steering wheel, and it reproduces even the smallest nuances of the road to our great delight.

In addition, the base on which the GT DD Pro is mounted on is fanless, making it truly silent, even during the most intense moments of the race.

The Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro also offers you a fully customizable configuration and many built-in customization options directly in the device and on the steering wheel. Every game is driven differently, so being able to customize the force feedback, steering wheel rotation, etc., depending on the game you’re playing is a great feature, rather than having to change the settings every time you want to play a different game. You can access the standard and advanced settings menus directly from the steering wheel, giving you access to all settings without having to leave the game and log into the software, then reload the game to test your changes.

This model is also equipped with a white OLED screen which allows you to access the setup menu and play with the telemetry output. It is very easy to use and is very accessible.

Another aspect of the Fanatec Gran Turismo GT DD Pro that won us over is the pedalboard which is included in the bundle. Whatever version you choose (5 Nm, 8 Nm or Premium), you will be pleased to discover a model of 2 or 3 pedals of very good quality and whose performance will not disappoint you.

The durability of the entire bottom bracket is fantastic. The brake and accelerator pedal can be moved via screws to different slots to suit your driving preferences. It also has a large platform to hold your feet at the base of the unit.

Finally, we really appreciate the fact that the Fanatec GT DD Pro offers such a wide compatibility. The steering wheel can be used on PC, PlayStation 3, 4 and 5 and as for the base and the pedal board, they can also be used on Xbox with a compatible steering wheel. This is a great detail for players who have different gaming platforms.


Its disadvantages

Although the Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro won us over with its many advantages, this model still has some disadvantages.

In our opinion, the biggest drawback of the Fanatec GT DD Pro is simply that it is no longer not to find it in stock on the brand’s website. This model has been a victim of its own success and it is no longer possible for us to get it from the only official supplier: Fanatec. You may be able to find the bundle for sale on second-hand websites (e.g. Leboncoin or Vinted), but you are taking risks by buying a second-hand steering wheel because, if you cannot test it beforehand, there is no guarantee that it will work properly.

If by chance you find the Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro for sale, you will have to pay the price. Because we will not hide it, this model is expensive. It is clearly not for everyone. While regular Sim-racing players are used to market prices, amateurs are not.

Finally, we must admit that we find that the steering wheel of the Fanatec GT DD Pro has, in our opinion a little bit cheap design… Let’s just say that it’s not necessarily the type of design that the brand has been used to until now. We find a little too much plastic for our taste, whereas we would have preferred leather or alcantara, a material that gives the steering wheel a more realistic and less “toy” look.


Where to get it and for how much?

The Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro is available for sale on the official Fanatec website;

The version of the Fanatec GT DD Pro of 5 Nm costs 699,95 €, the version 8 Nm version costs € 849.90, while the Fanatec GT DD Pro Premium Bundle is priced at €969.85.


For GT fans, but not only, the Fanatec GT DD Pro is a remarkable steering wheel with a unbeatable price/performance ratio that offers one of the most immersive racing experiences available.

If you’re a sim-racing enthusiast looking for a racing wheel setup, the Fanatec GT DD Pro is a fantastic option that will give you hours and hours of racing fun.

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Fanatec GT DD Pro

An immersive racing experience and unbeatable value for money

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