Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,881
Russell- If you are progressing up through the gears using a high F1 mode and high revs, the Ferrari DCT is faster than even the Scud/GTO system. Same for a sequence of downshifts. In other cases, no idea what speed you will get. On interrupted shift sequences, where you are going up and then down the gearbox or vice-versa, the DCT will be considerably slower than the dry clutch F1 systems.
The system works a lot like one of the old Wilson pre-selector transmissions fitted to many UK sports cars. Preselect the correct gear and it is very fast. Change the preselect, and things are slowed considerably. At least on the Wilson system, both the car and the driver knew what their intentions were, because the driver preselected the next gear, not the transmission.
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