November 6, 2008 One for serious gamers, the ECCI TRACKSTAR 6000 sim-racing controls feature and ergonomically shaped, 13-1/2" two-tone leather steering wheel, a customizable steering resistance system with fluid damping, behind-the-wheel paddles and a USB interface as standard... and it looks the part.
The company's new flagship model is the result of almost a decade in the business and every aspect of the system has been overhauled for the TRACKSTAR 6000. The robust behind-the-wheel paddles promise "zero mechanical slop" and the new Monopoint II resistance system "delivers a light smooth feel through center and progressive resistance towards the limits of the turn" according to ECCI. The steering lock to lock, overall spring tension, fine adjustment of centering preload and relative balance between spring and damping effect can also be tuned to the users needs.
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The compact unit, which takes up 25% less desktop space its predecessor the CDS4000, includes a new shock-absorbing clamping system designed to hold it firm (and prevent damage to your desk) when the driving gets hairy.
The Fluid Damped Steering system, which isn't available on the base model, is designed to mimic the effect of tires on pavement and sits in an exposed position and under the metal wheel unit cover. An optional polished aluminum billet FLDS cooling sleeve can also be added for those who really take their lounge room racing seriously or just want to add an extra bit of style.
The ECCI TRACKSTAR 6000 is priced at USD$989 with the tricked-up 6000GT and clutch-pedal packing 6000GTS models at $1198 and $1398 respectively.
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