It’s actually been seen in discuse at E3, but today Thrustmaster announced the new TS-XW wheel with a cool looking Sparco rim for Xbox One and PC for $649 on Sept, 22,2017
Rennes, August 21, 2017 — Those most dedicated and enthusiastic fans of authentic racing game experiences on Xbox One® and PC will be thrilled to learn that THRUSTMASTER® is about to launch a high-end racing wheel designed just for them and to increase their standing on the competitive e-racing scene. The TS-XW Racer combines the best elements of THRUSTMASTER’s advanced racing wheel technologies, while creating a feel that’s closer to real-world racing than ever before, thanks to the involvement of SPARCO®, the world-famous auto parts and accessories company!
Just one look and you’ll be ready to burn rubber
At 12.2 inches / 31 cm in diameter, the wheel of the TS-XW Racer SPARCO P310 Competition Mod is a 1:1 scale replica of the real SPARCO P310 sports steering wheel. Its ergonomic shape has been specially designed for total efficiency, no matter what racing style (GT, F1, NASCAR, Indy, road racing, etc.), circuit or car it’s being used for. Offering a design honed for competition ensures that the wheel meets all the needs of competitive racing right out of the box.
The central faceplate is crafted of metal, and the wheel itself is wrapped in genuine suede leather: it also features 2 large (5 inches / 13 cm tall) all-metal, adjustable wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Ecosystem-ready, the wheel can easily be detached from the THRUSTMASTER TS-XW servo base thanks to the handy THRUSTMASTER Quick Release system. The wheel includes all the controls racing drivers could ever need, featuring 14 action buttons as well as 1 directional pad with a push button function. What’s more, the angle of rotation can be adjusted from 270° all the way to 1080°!
Serious power and technology under the hood
The TS-XW Racer benefits from THRUSTMASTER’s advanced technologies developed specifically to create the most lifelike sensations possible. The wheel features a brand-new, built-in, 40-watt brushless servomotor, providing incredible velocity (dynamic torque) that when combined with controlled power, is able to support intensive use during long hours of e-racing competition without any decrease in performance.
The new Motor Cooling Embedded system (patent pending) ensures that the motor always remains highly dynamic and responsive – thanks to a drastic reduction in terms of heating effects – while staying very quiet, so as not to disturb the driver’s immersion in races.
The TS-XW Racer also includes all official Xbox One® buttons, to allow easy switching between the game, system menus, social features etc.
THRUSTMASTER’s innovative new Field Oriented Control algorithm dynamically optimizes the wheel’s response to intense torque demands, while the proprietary H.E.A.R.T (HallEffect AccuRate Technology™) system provides razor-sharp 16-bit resolution (for a whopping 65,536 values)!
Turbo Power – the external power supply specially developed by THRUSTMASTER – delivers constant power and massive peak power, instantly responding to ultra-fast requests from games. Its toroidal shape allows for optimized power efficiency of 86% (with just 14% heat generation), with a mind-blowing 400 watts of peak power!
THRUSTMASTER’s use of a dual belt-pulley system with a metal ball-bearing axle gives the TS-XW Racer SPARCO P310 Competition Mod excellent smoothness and fluidity, all while remaining incredibly quiet.
The TS-XW Racer SPARCO P310 Competition Mod even features internal memory to save the user’s settings, as
The wheel’s clamping system has been designed to be both sturdy and versatile, for quick and easy attachment to any type of desk, table etc.
Total control from your hands, down to the tips of your toes
Thanks to the extensive use of metal parts (employed for the pedal heads, as well as the entire internal structure), the wheel’s pedal set ensures a rock-solid level of performance. The 3 pedals can also be fully adjusted, in terms of their height, spacing and inclination.
In addition, the pedal set includes THRUSTMASTER’s unique and removable Conical Rubber Brake Mod: when installed, this mod provides ultra-progressive resistance at the end of the brake pedal’s travel.
Compatibility and even more compatibility…
As mentioned earlier, the TS-XW Racer SPARCO P310 Competition Mod is compatible with the entire THRUSTMASTER racing product ecosystem (pedal sets, detachable wheels, gear shifter), giving drivers the much-appreciated flexibility to equip themselves with all of the gear they need to win races.
The TS-XW Racer is an official product for both Xbox One® and Windows® 10. It is also compatible with Windows 8/7/Vista on PC: the wheel’s drivers are available for download free of charge (excluding any Internet connection costs) at https://support.thrustmaster.com.
The first milestone of the collaboration between Thrustmaster and Sparco
Thrustmaster presents the TS-XW Racer Sparco P310 Competition Mod racing wheel: the first milestone of the collaboration between Thrustmaster and Sparco. It is the result of a combination of our advanced technologies such as a powerful 40-watt brushless servomotor, Motor Cooling Embedded system and Turbo Power power supply. It is officially licensed for Xbox One® and Windows®.
1. Official racing simulator for Xbox One® and Windows®
1:1 scale replica of the Sparco P310 Competition wheel (12.4”/31.5 cm in diameter).
2. Brushless Force Feedback system
40-watt brushless servomotor with Motor Cooling Embedded system (patent pending). The motor is able to support intensive use during long hours of e-racing competition without any decrease in performance.
Dual belt-pulley system + metal ball-bearing axle. Up to 1080° adjustable rotation angle.
3. Large, solid and adjustable pedal set
100% metal pedals and internal structure
+ Conical Rubber Brake Mod included
+ 3 fully adjustable pedals
(spacing, inclination and height).
4. Turbo Power power supply
Toroidal shape with finless design: 86% efficiency (vs. 65% efficiency for standard finned power supplies).
Realistic “competition” wheel design
12.4”/31.5 cm in diameter: 1:1 scale replica of the Sparco P310 Competition wheel, with an ergonomic design perfectly adapted for all racing games (GT, F1, NASCAR, Indy, road racing, etc.).
Thrustmaster TS-XW servo base, detachable Sparco wheel with metal faceplate and genuine suede leather. ECOSYSTEM-READY.
2 large, wheel-mounted sequential paddle shifters (5”/13 cm tall – 100% metal – tact switch with life cycle exceeding 500,000 activations).
12 action buttons + 1 directional pad with push button function.
Powerful brushless servomotor Force Feedback base
TS-XW Racer motor provides powerful 40-watt brushless Force Feedback and incredible velocity (dynamic torque): from long stall curves (STALL mode) to super-responsive S curves (DYNAMIC mode).
Motor Cooling Embedded system (patent pending): maintains dynamics with the new motor, by ensuring that there is no overheating and while remaining silent.
Built-in official buttons for Xbox One®: Xbox Guide, View and Menu. Switch between the game, system menus, social features, etc.
Rotation angle adjustable from 270° to 1080°!
Field Oriented Control: H.E.A.R.T (HallEffect AccuRate Technology™) provides 16-bit resolution (65,536 values), while the new F.O.C. algorithm dynamically optimizes the response to intense torque demands.
External Turbo Power power supply delivers constant power and massive peak power, to instantly respond to ultra-fast requests from the game. Toroidal-shaped for optimized power efficiency of 86% (with just 14% heat generation), with a finless design. Peak power: 400 watts!
Dual belt-pulley system with metal ball-bearing axle.
Internal memory and upgradeable firmware.
Robust and versatile attachment system, compatible with all mounts (desks, tables, etc.).
Includes: T3PA 3-pedal pedal set
100% metal pedals and internal structure.
Conical Rubber Brake Mod included
(with ultra-progressive resistance at the end of the pedal’s travel).
3 fully adjustable pedals (spacing, inclination and height).
Compatible with the Thrustmaster TH8A shifter*
Xbox One®-certified embedded software
Official embedded software: the racing wheel is automatically recognized by the Xbox One.
Compatible in the console’s menus.
Compatible with all Xbox One racing games supporting racing wheels.
Also compatible with PC
PC compatibility (Windows® 10/8/7/Vista) ensured thanks to the Thrustmaster drivers available for download from the https://support.thrustmaster.com/ website. The drivers allow you to make sure that you always have the latest firmware version available for the racing wheel.
Racing wheel, pedal set, Turbo Power power supply, attachment system, user manual and consumer warranty information.
See ya on the Track!
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