Cosworth CCW MkII Pro Sim Steering Wheel Revealed

Cosworth CCW MkII Pro Sim Steering Wheel

For avid motorsport fans, the name Cosworth needs no introduction. The British automotive engineering company has a rich history specializing in high-performance internal combustion engines, powertrains, and electronics for the motorsport industry. Most noticeably, Cosworth racked up 176 wins in Formula One as an engine supplier.

Cosworth also manufactures a lineup of high-tech racing car steering wheels such as the CCW Mk2, CCW Mk3, and the CAN Formula steering wheel.

During the ongoing Autosport International Show in Birmingham UK, Cosworth In partnership with the Belgian SIMTAG Simulator brand revealed the sim racing version of the Cosworth CCW Mk2 wheel.

Cosworth stated: The launch of this sim wheel marks our first foray into the ever-expanding sim racing industry. The CCW MkII Pro Sim is the first product of the partnership which is to deliver exclusive high-end sim racing equipment, with more to follow. The partnership combines decades of expertise in the motorsport industry with SIMTAG’s
experience in creating high-quality sim racing products.

The CCW MkII Pro Sim has been designed around one of our current race steering wheels, the CCW Mk2, which has been present in LMP2, Indy Car and Super Formula in recent years. The CCW MkII Pro Sim is providing sim racers and racing drivers the visual, tactile, and functional accuracy of the real steering wheel, simulating reality to the highest degree, helping to enable the most productive sim training experiences for drivers and teams.

At first glance, the sim version of the wheel is virtually identical to its real-world counterpart. The 280mm diameter (original in carbon) rim is fitted with a 4.3″ 480×272 QVGA TFT display for telemetry use, combined with ten shift and six alarm LEDs. Furthermore, the wheel plate houses 10 easy-access push-button switches, 4 12-position rotary switches, and 2 12-position thumbwheels.

The CCWMk2 has a diameter of 280mm and integrates a rich 4.3″ 900 nit sunlight viewable TFT display boasting high graphical resolution at 480×272 QVGA with 16.7M colors. The display is paired with ten tri-colour Rev/Shift and six alarm LEDs. It is not yet clear if the wheel will come with its own set of paddle shifters or quick release.

No Pricing or release date has been announced. I will keep you posted when more details become available.

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