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      07-28-2013, 09:15 PM   #20
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Really? From a practical standpoint, explain how DCTs differ from traditional automatics aside from the speed in which they shift gears.
you're kidding right?

a DCT has two wet clutches that are actively engaging at the driver's command. when you shift gears, it is actively shifting gears...UNLIKE a torque converter automatic which does not engage 2 separate clutches which alternate between gears.

have you ever driven a dual clutch gearbox in fully manual mode? it's no different than a manual aside from the fact that there is no clutch. There IS a reason why race cars and the world's greatest performance cars are using dual clutches....it's not JUST about speed, but it's also about immediacy and control. Maximal control is elicited not only by mechanical control, but by accuracy and speed.