Has there been any discussion on the Transmission? Love to see a Sequential gearbox with a bump shaft. I’ve rented a few Chevy’s with the paddle shifts levers and I don’t like them.
The Duramax diesels?:huh:A while ago a Saab engineer said in an interview that before GM's implosion they were working on a wet double clutch semi automatic transmission that could handle over 620 lbs/ft of torque. Only one GM car achieve those figures...
About costs that tranny could be used on Corvettes, -V Cadillacs, Australian Holden's and perhaps even the ZL1 Camaro. Many cars so I think the costs could be justified. Also that gearbox should give you better MPG's than a conventional automatic.
I agree with you, however there are a lot of vette guys who don't know how to use the stick. My aunt's husband is a big corvette guy (he has a C4) but he doesn't know how to use a manual gearbox. I think for those people is important to have a clutch-less pedal option. Also if GM wants to expand the Corvette's market into Asian and European markets, they need a 'modern' gearbox like Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes Benz and BMW.The Doug Fehan video alluded to a dual clutch paddle setup.
A manual 6 speed is all I need, don't care if I'm slower than an automated manual box.
Gm in the future will give a corvette a dct it is just a matter of time.A few days ago Motor Trend published that a new patent filing by GM and Chinese SAIC. It is about a new 7 speed Double Clutch transmission but only for FWD cars. here is the link on it.
Actually Mercedes s replacing their automatic gearboxes for DCT in their AMG models. the first one to have one was the SLS The DCT will appear next on the new C63 AMGthe best we could hope for would be a planetary computer controlled paddle shift automatic that comes without a torque convertor... in the same vein as AMG technology.
Doubt it will happen but if we are lucky GM will go this route.
Recently drove my buddies SL63 with this technology and it was dam impressive.
I've been driving manuals for 30 years but I want this new technology if not dual clutch transmission tech..
It will be interesting to see. I've read the new mercedes AMG C63 will have a MCT gearbox which is the planetary gear type with computer control instead of a torque convertor..Actually Mercedes s replacing their automatic gearboxes for DCT in their AMG models. the first one to have one was the SLS The DCT will appear next on the new C63 AMG