Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,871
Cheng- Double clutching was necessary in the olden days before transmissions had synchronizers. The purpose was to match the rotating speeds of the gears in the transmissions so you did not get a graunch on shifts. On a downshift, the transmission was shifted to neutral, the accelerator depressed to raise revs and match gear speeds, and then the shift was made to the lower gear. The 360 has double or triple synchronizers on each gear, and double clutching is largely superfluous.
With the light flywheel on the 360 engine, like Boxer said, the trick is not to let the revs drop too much on upshifts. This can be done by shifting quickly or not letting off on the accelerator pedal as much as you do on other cars with heavier flywheels. On downshifts, it is pretty much like any other car.
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