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      01-01-2012, 02:50 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by 4sevens.com View Post
I have DCT and after watching this vid I have 6mt envy lol
Though I think those people lined up on the side are crazy
Great video for sure but remember that it is from the 80's.Audi was developing electronically operated clutch's so all the driver had to do was left brake and move the shift lever to go quickAudi & Porsche also tried DCT gearbox's in this time period but the electronics were not there yet to make them reliable enough to use.
In present time virtually all open class rally cars run dog box flat shift gearbox's where the clutch is only used for starting and with the anti lag sytems that keep the engine on boost,the deft footwork shown my Rohrl is almost an art of the past.That being said great Rally drivers are still almost God like in their abilities.