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      10-31-2012, 08:03 AM   #366
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Originally Posted by M3 Montreal View Post
I think a DCT will be quicker in the right hands. It does involve many more gear changes.

I had an e92 M3 and like Gewow above mentions, at LCMT all it requires is 3'rd and 4'th gear.

The DCT on the same track uses (as canaut mentions) 2'nd through 5'th gear. That's a lot more and more chance to bounce off the limiter or not be in the right gear. Its the better track option but requires more practice as far as what gear to be in and even shifting gear mid corner.

At LCMT there is only one sweeping long left gander where I can think you would switch from 3'rd to 4'th gear so basically all the gear changes are when you're in a straight line pretty much.
Definitely agree that the DCT can be quicker but It isn't nearly as mindless as you'd might think. Especially for someone who is so used to driving a manual that they've actually stepped on a clutch that wasn't there a couple of times.
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