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      03-07-2012, 05:30 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by e92_m3 View Post
Now I know why it sounds like your driving a manual. With that said, can you say that the LFA's tranny is a generation behind the M3 since the M3 uses a dual clutch mechanism on the DCT?

If you have driven a DCT equipped M3, how does it compare to the LFA's tranny in terms of feel and driveablilty around the track?

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the way the LFA shifts man. There's that slight pause that occurs that makes it sound like a manual which I really love.
My M3 is not DCT and I haven't driven an M3 with DCT. The closest thing I've driven is the Porsche PDK. The twin clutch shifts much faster and it feels seamless.

The LFA feels more like a manual in the way it shifts and it shifts hard if you are driving fast. You'll feel the kick and jerk as each gear engages just as a manual does when you are shifting fast. Still way faster than anyone can shift a manual but not seamless like a twin clutch.