Thrustmaster TS-PC Racer Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition Steering Wheel for Racing Sims (PC 2968041)

TS-PC Racer Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition Steering Wheel for Racing Sims (PC 2968041)

  • Thrustmaster TS-PC Racer Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition
  • Replica officially licensed by Ferrari® for Windows®
  • LED Tachometer
  • Powerful brushless servomotor Force Feedback base

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Stock Code: GC-07N-TH

EAN: 3362932915126

MPN: 2968041

Manufacturer: Thrustmaster

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TS-PC Racer Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition Steering Wheel for Racing Sims (PC 2968041)

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Ferrari® brand, Thrustmaster presents the TS-PC RACER Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition racing wheel. TS-PC RACER, a powerhouse of technologies created to enhance gaming performance and offer a racing experience closer to reality, now comes with a replica of the wheel of the real Ferrari 488 Challenge car, officially licensed by Ferrari®.

Replica officially licensed by Ferrari® for Windows®

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!

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:

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

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.

Box contents

Racing wheel,
TURBO POWER power supply,
Attachment system,
User manual and consumer warranty information.


PC compatibility (Windows® 10/8/7) ensured thanks to the Thrustmaster drivers available for download from the The drivers allow you to make sure that you always have the latest firmware version available for the racing wheel.

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Excellent FFB Wheel

I upgraded from a Fanatec Porsche GT2 which was getting a little long in the tooth and this Thrustmaster proved to be a very big step up. The feedback forces are very strong, much stronger than the GT2 ever was, while still retaining the finer road details. The wheel itself is extremely comfortable and features and useful array of buttons, 4 way hats and some rotational knobs. There's even a very nice LED RPM gauge.
Setting up was very easy as the wheel itself attaches via a (sort of) quick release mechanism which also features a restraining screw. It's nice to know that I could change the wheel to one of the others available if I wanted to - but this wheel really does look and feel great so that is probably unlikely.
Setting up with Project Cars 2 was very easy and the game detected it straight away. Worth noting that the firmware is very out of date and does require updating. Forces in game were excellent with no need to alter any settings, although after a few races I did to dial down the overall strength to 80% as it was beginning to get tiring.
Compared to a Fanatec wheel this thing is very close. The only real things that let it down are the feeling of the buttons - other than that this is almost exactly the same as the current CSL Elite wheel which retails for over £100 more and you have to buy it from Germany.
I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking to upgrade from an old Fanatec wheel or any Logitech wheel like the G27 etc.

James Davidson 2019-10-08

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