Originally Posted by Dirt Bringer
I've driven the CVT, there is massive amounts of shift lag when using the paddles.
VAG's CVTs and their DSG have a laggy feeling as well. I know DSG is supposed to be measured in ms and so is faster on an anticipated shift than a human can ever be, but I've driven two different brands of CVTs (total of a week) and two different DCTs (two years in a VW) and never could learn to enjoy it. I really wanted to.
When you clutch in and shift, you're always directly manipulating the car, so you can feel precisely when the car will engage and under what conditions.
When you pull a paddle, you're asking the computer to comply with your input and then you wait. As long as pulling on the paddle takes longer to activate the shift than the mechatronic unit or CVT can respond, it will feel like Playstation. And yes, driving an F1 car with eco-saver street tires at legal speeds would be kind of boring.