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View Poll Results: Are automatics faster than manual counterparts
Yes, Automatics are faster 6 9.38%
No way, Its manual transmission all along 31 48.44%
Cant' say, it depends on the vehicle 27 42.19%
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Old 28th August 2012, 21:41   #211
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Default Re: Automatic or Manual - Which is faster?

Originally Posted by noopster View Post
Porsche's PDK is the same concept as VW's DSG. The Audi people call it S-Tronic. Ford says DCT. It all means two clutches operating on the same gearbox.
Porsche pioneered the DSG 'box. They'd been working on it for decades now. It took them some time to engineer a dual-clutch 'box that could handle all that power and torque that the 911 and other Porsches are capable of. So what they did was lend the tech to VW so that they could use it on the lesser powered cars while Porsche kept working on it.

I could be wrong.

Originally Posted by noopster View Post
Also, while the 6-speed dry clutches are indeed less notorious than the troublesome 7-DSG as you say, friend manson suffered a mechatronics failure in his Laura couple of months ago and the car had to be driven home in limp mode.
The 6-speed DSG on the Laura is the 'wet-type' while the 7-speed is the 'dry-type'. Viddy / Anshuman may elaborate.

Originally Posted by noopster View Post
So I would stop short of predicting "It won't fail"
Originally Posted by suhaas307 View Post
^^ The 6-speed DSG 'box is a tried and tested unit. So it shouldn't fail.
Noopsie.. that's why I said, it shouldn't fail.

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