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Fanatec debuts limited-edition glow-in-the-dark 2021 F1 ClubSport wheel

It's elaborate and realistic and already sold out.

Fanatec makes some of the most realistic and desirable sim racing steering wheels on the market, and to celebrate the 2021 F1 season, it created a very limited edition of its officially licensed ClubSport steering wheel -- so limited, in fact, that it's already sold out.

The wheel, which was announced on Wednesday, features a carbon fiber faceplate, Alcantara grips, tons of illumination, magnetic paddles and a quick release system. Basically, this is as close as most of us will ever get to the wheel of a real F1 car, and given its MSRP of $399, it's not even that high-priced (again, it's sold out).

The wheel itself is only part of the story, and if you want to use it, you'll have to attach it to a wheel base that contains the feedback motors and sensors necessary for driving. The wheel is PC-compatible by default and can be PlayStation-compatible depending on which wheel base you choose.

Now, suppose you don't need the illumination and the complication of the 2021 F1 wheel. In that case, Fanatec offers a handful of other Formula-style wheels as well as several configurations of more conventional round wheels like you'd find in a GT car, for example. 

If you want to know more about setting up a sim rig, check out Roadshow Editor-In-Chief Tim Stevens' primers on picking out the best iRacing gear for your budget.

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