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Old 12-24-2020, 12:20 PM   #89
Norm Peterson
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'19 WRX Ltd 6M dgm
'08 Mustang GT (the toy)


Originally Posted by AustinSedz View Post
And VW's dsg has got nothin on Porsche's pdk

People actually opt to get pdk on their track car cause it's that good. Iirc, in Porsche track racing leagues, pdk cars actually get a 'handicap' over manuals now, because they consider it not a level playing field for lap times!
DSGs are really more 'race transmission' than 'street transmission', which gives them a better image than they really deserve for street driving. That's kind of opposite to the CVT's image being more about relaxed street driving than performance street driving. IOW, neither of them really hits the right mark here, they're just coming from opposite directions.

The thing about either one of those that I don't much care for is that they both incorporate some level of automated gear selection (OK, ratio selection). If I was seriously competing (and trophying) in some time trialing or W2W competition and needed to find just a little scrap of time here and there to move up to the top step on the podium, I'd have to suck it up and run a DSG. But for HPDE (and any street driving) there's nothing to be gained, let alone enough to make up for having to live with two-pedal driving and somebody else's shift schedule logic.

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Last edited by Norm Peterson; 12-24-2020 at 12:26 PM.
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