The Thrustmaster TS-PC Racer Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition Racing Wheel is a stunning product. Consisting of the fantastic TS base and an exquisite Officially Licensed replica of the Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition rim, and an integrated LED tachometer (rev lights), this takes the standard TS-PC racer and shifts up to the next level! Furthermore, the rim is wrapped in the same Italian Alcantara as the actual Ferrari rims used in the 488 Challenge!
Thrustmaster designed the TS-PC wheel to satisfy the demands of top, professional sim racers, aiming to 'faithfully reproduce the car’s behaviour, responses and track conditions'. To obtain this top level of authenticity, Thrustmaster had to develop new technologies, which deliver powerful, smooth and authentic feedback. In the 488 Challenge Edition, you get a very special rim. It is a 9:10 replica of the rim used in the 488 Challenge, and it is wrapped in the same Italian Alcantara that the Actual Ferrari rims used in the 488 Challenge are! Furthermore, this rim is not available as a standalone item yet, so it's exlcusive to the TS-PC Racer Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition. The rim is detachable with Thrustmaster's Quick Release System, so if you decide you want to swap it for a different rim, that is possible!
The only disappointing feature of the TS-PC Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition is that, like with the TS-PC Racer, there aren't any pedals included. Therefore, you will need to buy a pedal set - given that this is a top-level sim racing wheel, we advise that you also get a high-level set of pedals, so we strongly recommend the T3PA Pro pedals. However, either the T3PA Pro or the standard T3PA pedals would be sufficient.
Overall, TS-PC Racer Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition is a sensational sim racing wheel. It offers great value for money, costing only slightly more than the standard TS-PC Racer, but including the stunning Ferrari rim with the integrated LED tachometer! The TS base produces truly authentic and powerful feedback, communicating with the driver about the car's behaviour. This is Upshift Store's Best PC Racing Wheel.
Officially Licensed by Ferrari®! Replica wheel for Windows®
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!
Realistic "competition" wheel design
9:10 scale replica (12.6”/32 cm in diameter) of the wheel of the real Ferrari 488 Challenge car, officially licensed by Ferrari®.
Face plate and 2 paddle shifters crafted of black brushed anodized metal.
15 built-in LEDs for tachometer function (RPM).***
2 directional pads (D-pads) with push function + 2 rotary buttons with push function + 8 action buttons = 25 programmable functions in total!
Hand-stitched wrapping crafted of the same Alcantara® material imported from Italy as that used on genuine Ferrari® wheels.
Thrustmaster TS-PC servo base, and detachable Ferrari 488 Challenge wheel with metal face plate. Ecosystem-ready.
2 large, wheel-mounted sequential paddle shifters (5.5”/14 cm tall – 100% metal – Tact switch with life cycle exceeding 500,000 activations).
*** TIP: The LEDs feature will be directly supported in the racing games during the course of 2018. Updated list at: https://support.thrustmaster.com/product/tspcracerferrari488challenge
PC compatibility (Windows® 10/8/7) ensured thanks to the Thrustmaster drivers available for download from the http://support.thrustmaster.com/ website. The drivers allow you to make sure that you always have the latest firmware version available for the racing wheel.
Powerful brushless servomotor Force Feedback base
Very responsive 40-watt motor for particularly dynamic and powerful effects, plus enhanced feedback.
The TS-PC RACER’s motor provides powerful 40-watt brushless Force Feedback and incredible velocity (dynamic torque): from long stall curves (STALL mode) to super-responsive zigzags (DYNAMIC mode).
Compatible with the Thrustmaster racing ecosystem
TH8A shifter*, T3PA-PRO* and T3PA* pedal sets, and add-on racing wheels* (Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On, Ferrari GTE Wheel Add-On, 599XX Evo 30 Wheel Add-On Alcantara® Edition, TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On, TM Rally Wheel Add-On Sparco R383 Mod and TSS Handbrake Sparco Mod (*=sold separately))
Motor Cooling Embedded system (patent pending): maintains dynamics with the new motor by ensuring that there is no overheating and while remaining silent. Provides 50% more dynamics, 4 times greater stall force and heat dissipation via monophasic cooling**.
** Compared to Thrustmaster Force Feedback steering wheels of the current range
Powerful Internal Mechanism
Mixed belt-pulley and gears system (smoother, more fluid and less noisy than helical gears) with metal ball-bearing axle.
Internal memory and upgradeable firmware.
Robust and versatile attachment system, compatible with all mounts (desks, tables, etc.).
H.E.A.R.T and F.O.C.
Field Oriented Control: H.E.A.R.T (HallEffect AccuRate Technology) provides 16-bit resolution (65,536 values), while the new field oriented control (F.O.C.) algorithm dynamically optimizes the response to intense torque demands. The motor responds dynamically and swiftly to increased torque requirements, thereby offsetting and preventing losses in terms of power.
Racing wheel, TURBO POWER power supply, Attachment system, User manual and consumer Warranty information.
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