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Thrustmaster T500 RS – Fixed Paddles Rim Unveiled

Thrustmaster has unveiled a new wheel rim for their T500 RS Steering wheel that introduces fixed shifting paddles.

Thrustmaster has unveiled a new wheel rim for their T500 RS Steering wheel that introduces fixed shifting paddles.

The T500 RS has been rather unique, coming with paddles that are fixed to the wheel base instead of the wheel rim. The Formula One add-on rim for the T500 RS already featured paddles fixed to the wheel but it looks like that the GT wheel receives them as well.

Just like the F1 wheel, the new rim will probably be available both as add-on purchase for existing customers as well as bundled with the base for new buyers.

The new rim is being screwed on the base, the T500 RS does not come with a true quick-release mechanism but still allows to change wheel rims rather hassle free.

What do you prefer? Paddles fixed to the rim or base? Feel free to share your view in the comments below!