Thrustmaster TS-PC Racer Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition

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Replica officially licensed by Ferrari for Windows

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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 = 26 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

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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).

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Cooling

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

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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.

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Power supply

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!

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Compatibility

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.

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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

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And more…

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.).

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Box contents

Racing wheel, TURBO POWER power supply, attachment system, user manual and consumer warranty information.


The TS-PC RACER Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition racing wheel will be available at the beginning of February 2018, at a suggested retail price of £599.99/€ 649,99/$699.99(taxes included).

Link

Thrustmaster shop:UK

 
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Base looks nice, I feel like they forget about their pedals though. Only mild upgrades for pedals in recent years it seems.
 
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TheLordSnowden
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Geez, expensive wheel and not even a 1-1 replica and really nothing new inside the servo. These traditional servo wheels are getting dangerously to direct drive servo price points, and those are a massive upgrade. I wonder if the “older wheels” push the DD prices up, or down. But we’re all still waiting for TM and Fanatec to do their own DD servos but seeing these legacy servos explode in pricing isn’t encouraging.

And please stop branding these wheels! I don’t think anyone says “oh Sparco and Ferrari! Wow take my 1000 bucks (inc peddles). It just bloats cost and makes the higher end gear look like toys, unless it’s a perfect replica.
 
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Geez, expensive wheel and not even a 1-1 replica and really nothing new inside the servo. These traditional servo wheels are getting dangerously to direct drive servo price points, and those are a massive upgrade. I wonder if the “older wheels” push the DD prices up, or down. But we’re all still waiting for TM and Fanatec to do their own DD servos but seeing these legacy servos explode in pricing isn’t encouraging.

And please stop branding these wheels! I don’t think anyone says “oh Sparco and Ferrari! Wow take my 1000 bucks (inc peddles). It just bloats cost and makes the higher end gear look like toys, unless it’s a perfect replica.
The new sparco stuff actually look great. And prices are reasonable. The new Ferrari Ts pc racer looks amazing. But I agree that cost should come down.