Regarding "Trouble Free": Tremic has worked closely with GM Engineers and to build this DCT for the C8. Tremic has been making transmissions for decades and has an excellent reputation for quality.Looking fwd to driving the C8. I don’t mind the idea of using paddle shifters as Longtimer stated about Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche as well as the GT40 its not harming their sales at all. My concern is whether or not GM builds and programs the transmission to be fun and trouble free.
Regarding "Fun": It is VERY clear the engineers had a LOT of fun with this Tranny. IF you pull and hold both paddles back at the same time its like pushing on the clutch. You can rev the engine all you want without moving the car. The different performance choices/modes Tour through Track use different trans control algorithms, but if you select "M" to manually shift, it instantaneously shifts regardless which mode you are in. So IMO, the C8, like all of the Vettes before it, leaves the fun level completely up to the drivers abilities and desires.