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Old 09-23-2016, 08:34 AM   #100
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Originally Posted by KC View Post
On a racetrack with turns, balancing the car on the shifts and making the shifts happen - works both ways... it's great that the upshifts are faster than a manual. Can't be happier with that. Almost all cars have been programmed to make the upshift immediately when requested. It's a wonderful thing, if all you do is drive in a straight line and want to win the stoplight drag.

The bigger issue is the downshifting with many of the GM sporty automatics (or most automatics for that matter). It takes too long with a VERY discernible lag. WHEN you need it to downshift, it doesn't. Move the lever. Wait. Then it shifts. You have to estimate, to ASK the car to downshift and it will when it's damn good and ready, or you have to ask earlier than you really need it in the hopes it's done by the time you need it to be. Hence, this is there the manual (and DCT) wins vs the automatics.

Aftermarket depending on what GM tranny ...The new 10 speed coming in 2017 for ZL1 will be faster and smoother than Dual clutch/ manual.. Will see
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