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Forte® Direct Drive Wheelbase 18Nm

1.124,99  Excl. VAT 899,99 

The Forte Direct Drive Wheelbase provides smooth and responsive feedback, and you’ll immediately start to feel every bump and curve as you race on your favorite tracks worldwide.

You not only have the chance to become a better racer, but you also get to experience how it feels to fire through Eau Rouge with unparalleled realism thanks to the immersive feedback you get from the wheelbase.

The Forte Direct Drive Wheelbase features a resolution of 0.000085 degrees, translating to approximately 4,000,000 steps in a single revolution of the wheel, providing you with all the signals you need to perform like a champion and trim those crucial milliseconds that make all the difference. 

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”Upgraded from another brand to a Forte base, and I absolutely love it. What I like even more is that I can use my favorite Button Box with favorite wheel attached and no wires across the room”

- Jacob (April 5, 2024)

“I have about 40 hours with this set now and I have not got a single complaint. The feedback from the wheelbase is super smooth and powerful but also highly detailed”

- Simon (April 5, 2024)

"I purchased an Asetek Forte Wheelbase, Forte button box, and leather round wheel in January, 2024. I have been using the products daily, often for several hours a day. Not one problem or complaint. The products have worked flawlessly. My simracing has improved. Great products"

- Troy (April 5, 2024)

Say Hello To Full Immersion

Direct Drive Wheelbases stand out as the top-tier solution for both professional drivers and sim racers based on a host of benefits that set them apart from the competition. 

Firstly, they provide an unparalleled level of immersion. This is made possible by the ability to reproduce the actual force feedback experienced in real racing, thanks to the direct connection between the wheel and motor. 

Another significant benefit is improved accuracy and precision. The direct connection ensures that these attributes seamlessly translate into greater control over the car. This allows you to execute more responsive movements and make faster adjustments on the track because of the empowered and delay-free connection between the components. 

Moreover, direct drive wheelbases boast exceptional durability and longevity. The absence of belts or gears that wear out over time results in reduced maintenance requirements and an extended lifespan compared to other wheelbases available in the market. 

Compatible with the Quick Release Adapter, allowing you to easily connect your favorite steering wheel to the wheelbase.

YOUR WHEELBASE, YOUR CHOICE

One of the aspects that makes sim racing special is the option to customize your setup according to your specific needs.

The never-ending struggle for perfection is why we grind.

Different racers have different needs, which is why specific hardware solutions are necessary. What works effectively for someone else may not work for you.

Based on this, we believe combining hardware from different OEMs should be the standard in sim racing, and therefore, we give you the chance to select the hardware you prefer.

OPENING UP THE ECO SYSTEM

That is why we designed our Invicta Quick Release Adapter! In basic terms, the Invicta Quick Release Adapter makes it possible to mount any steering wheel with a standard hole pattern on your Asetek SimSports Wheelbase.

Until now, this has not been possible. But now it is thanks to our Invicta Quick Release Adapter Kit.

We aspire to be a game-changer in sim racing by supporting our users in their mission for performance and the most authentic experience – and by introducing this product to the market, we believe we have taken a major step towards achieving this goal and towards bringing the sim racing industry into a new era.

ECO SYSTEM PARTNERS

We’ve also partnered with some of the best wheel manufacturers in sim racing.

That means you will be able to buy one of their wheels with our quick release fitted right from their factory! This option allows you to have the smoothest and most flexible experience straight out of the box when switching between your favorite wheels – be they powered or non-powered wheels.

The Invicta Quick Release will be the same and have the same cool features whether you buy it as a separate item from our Asetek SimSports webshop, from a reseller, or if you buy it as an integrated part of one of our partners’ wheels.

Don’t get stuck in traffic

All Asetek SimSports® wheelbases feature our own Quick Release System which is as easy to use as shifting gear – literally.  
 
To disconnect the wheel from the base, all you have to do is to press a paddle and the wheel will be in your hands. Needless to say – we are not relying on wireless signals, batteries that need to be charged, or cables that can break or fall off. Everything is included in our easy–to–use no–play Quick Release.  
 
Many sim racers have personal preferences for their steering wheel. So instead of locking you into a specific eco-system, we have teamed up with a number of leading wheel vendors that will offer native support for the Asetek SimSports® Direct Drive wheelbases, meaning you can rest assured that you will be buying into a flexible and ever-expanding ecosystem.

MOUNTING OPTIONS

Asetek SimSports® Bottom Mount
74,99  Excl. VAT 59,99 
Asetek SimSports® Front Mount
156,24  Excl. VAT 124,99 
Asetek SimSports® Wheelbase Mount With Tilt
93,74  Excl. VAT 74,99 
Bundle
Asetek SimSports® Bottom Mount w. Table Clamps
84,02  Excl. VAT 67,22 

1. Immersion Beyond All

Direct Drive Sim Wheelbases authentically replicate real driving experiences by precisely reproducing the sensation of force feedback.

2. Responsive Feedback

Direct Drive Wheelbases surpass other types of wheelbases by delivering faster and smoother feedback, enabling you to react quicker during races.

3. Accuracy and Realism

Direct Drive Wheelbases deliver an unparalleled feedback system that faithfully replicates the precise forces, providing you with the most accurate and realistic racing sensation.

The software behind your success

RaceHub is our central software for calibrating and adjusting Asetek SimSports products to suit your exact needs. 

Tailoring your hardware settings is crucial for achieving consistency in every performance, and that’s why RaceHub comes with an extensive list of features to help you achieve your goals in the simulator. 

Effortlessly calibrate and adjust your throttle, brake, and clutch within seconds. All calibrations and adjustments are automatically saved in our EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory), saving you time for future races. 

GENERAL INFORMATION

SPECIFICATIONS AND BOX CONTENTS

Tech specs 

  • Exquisite, radical, and minimalistic Danish industrial design  
  • Anodized extruded aluminum housing 
  • Direct Drive Force Feedback
  • Max torque 18Nm peak/holding*
  • Peak Slew rate: 6.7 Nm/ms
  • Encoder resolution: 22bit / 0,000085 degrees / 4.000.000 steps
  • 5-port USB-C Hub  
  • 4×21 Programmable RGB LEDs that can be adjusted, dimmed or completely turned off in Asetek SimSports® RaceHub™ 
  •  Asetek SimSports® Quick Release 
  • 400w power supply 
  • Slipring designed and tested to +200.000.000 rotations 

*All Asetek’s wheelbases are built grounds up with sim racing applications in mind. Holding torque is defined as up to 40 seconds continuously, which covers even the most extreme sweeper curves etc. ranging from rally to oval and road racing.

Software Features

  • Setup and save profile presets – Customize your settings to fit your car, track, and conditions 
  • Adjust steering range, bumpstop hardness, and bumpstop range 
  • Adjust Overall Force, Basic Damping, and Basic Smoothing

Dimensions

  • Height: 133mm
  • Width: 132mm
  • Length (Incl. Quick Release): 293mm 
  • Weight: 8.5kg

Box Contents

  • Forte® Direct Drive Wheelbase
  • US Power Cord 1.5m
  • EU Power Cord 1.5m
  • UK Power Cord 1.5m
  • ON/OFF button box
  • Torque OFF button box
  • Power Supply 400W
  • USB-C to USB-A cable

COMPATIBILITY AND MOUNTING

PC
To the extent possible, if/when we are able to natively support consoles, we will offer a motherboard upgrade to the wheelbase.

Platforms: Windows 10, 11

Products 

Games 

  • Assetto Corsa 
  • Assetto Corsa Competizione 
  • DiRT Rally 
  • DiRT Rally 2.0 
  • F1 Series 
  • iRacing 
  • Project Cars 2 
  • rFactor 2 
  • And many more (all games that accept direct input devices) 

Mounting options:

As all wheelbases are designed from the ground up, we have been able to develop an extremely compact and flexible form factor accommodating any rig and need. The wheelbase will serve as the central hub in your simulator, where you can connect your Asetek SimSports® pedals, wheels, and future peripherals with up to 5 USB-C ports in the rear.  

In its simplest mounting form (default from factory), the bases come with T-nuts pre-installed in bottom grooves enabling the motor to slide back and forth in your rig without installing long and expensive steering wheel spacers that ultimately can compromise the life and reliability of your wheelbase. For all wheelbases, we have developed mounting options for any rig ranging from a table clamp solution, bottom mount, side mount, and all the way to our integrated front mounts.

Asetek SimSports® Front Mount

Asetek SimSports® Bottom Mount

Asetek SimSports® Bottom Mount w. Tilt

Asetek SimSports® Side Mount w. Tilt

RGB

Many sim racers love to tinker with and show off their great rig, and therefore we have implemented up to six fully customizable ARGB LED strips – allowing you to match your wheelbase to the rest of your Asetek SimSports® equipment, team colors, or even the color of your fireproof racing underwear!

Everything is managed by our central software RaceHub, which is also the home for your wheelbase, where you, in addition to all your other Asetek SimSports® equipment, can adjust the base and driving experience exactly to your preference!

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