Cosworth Carbon Wheel Mk3 race steering wheel launched

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Cosworth has launched its latest-generation professional motorsport steering wheel, the Cosworth Carbon Wheel Mk3 (CCW Mk3), at the 2023 Autosport International Show in Birmingham, UK.

Building on the company’s experience of high-end motorsport componentry, the CCW Mk3 is FIA-certified and produced using an ultra-lightweight carbon fiber. Measuring 284mm, the steering wheel benefits from 14 RGB LED push buttons, 4 x 12-way RGB LED rotaries and 4 x 16 detent thumbwheel encoders, enabling ease of use during competition racing.

Multi-functional by design, the CCW Mk3 has inputs for two push-pull digital paddles and four analog paddles. All of the steering wheel’s buttons and rotaries are backlit and can be fully configured to meet the needs of multiple drivers and vehicles by using Cosworth’s toolchain, which combines advanced math, logic, autocoding and API functions.

All of the CCW Mk3’s inputs and embedded diagnostics system channels can be transmitted over two failover CAN ports for use with other peripheral systems on the car. Other features of the new competition product include a sunlight viewable 1000cd/m2 , 800×480 WVGA, 16.7m color 5in TFT display which is fully controllable and compatible with the entire Cosworth range of ECUs, VCUs, PDMs and data loggers. Alternatively, the CCW Mk3 can run in a full standalone mode with a built-in, ultra-high speed solid-state storage, which offers users up to 4GB for data logging directly on the wheel.

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After spending six years working as a mechanic for various motorsport and high-end performance car companies, Callum joined UKi Media & Events in February 2020 as an assistant editor. In this role he uses his vast practical knowledge and passion for automotive to produce informative news pieces for multiple vehicle-related sectors. Currently, he is responsible for content across UKi Media & Events' portfolio of websites while also writing for the company's print titles.

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