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      01-25-2008, 12:01 PM   #89
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Originally Posted by sdiver68 View Post
DCT may or may not be better than the ZF Step. I hope it is. For the track only, it almost certainly is. I say this based on some Audi DCT reports that the ZF is better than Audi DCT.
I hate to jump on the bandwagon because you are getting it from all sides at the moment but are you serious in saying that an auto is better than Audi's DSG or BMW's DCT, come on it's a joke ............. right.

The best automatics shift in 80~100ms but is this the start of the shift or the actual shift itself, DSG/DCT boxes shift in 0.03s and that's the whole thing completely done and dusted. The only thing the current DSG does which is a bummer is shift when it reaches the rev limit and does this without your command, I know there is auto which don't do this but as this is only a software problem it will be fixed in the new DSG and isn't a problem with the DCT.

Automatics are great of that there is not doubt but compared to a dual clutch gearbox they are old school technology.