Against all odds, the world of the gearboxes manual it looks like they still have a lot to say, so much as to make today there are 3 manufacturers that have opted to introduce a new manual gearbox with up to 7 relations. Defending the concept of sports “classic” these cars are designed to become the latest legends of the engine install manual changes. A species in danger of extinction in the middle of 2016 are reluctant to leave the more purists without your selector in H.
1) Porsche 911
Porsche was the first to bet on the manual gearbox of 7 gears and did so based on the PDK
Porsche was the first manufacturer to bring to market a manual gearbox of 7 relations for a model of production. With the arrival of the Porsche 911 generation (991), Porsche had ZF to develop a manual change to completely new and totally different to the transmission of 6 relationships that I had used to date. As the idea of Porsche was to offer purity of their sport star, but without firing costs, the team of engineers in charge of this project decided to create a manual gearbox from a schema is very similar, the automatic gearbox PDK.
In this way, and after evolution of the technical section to reconvert all the PDK to a simpler system, was born the first manual gearbox 7-relations of Porsche. Prestacionalmente was no better than the auto design, but provided such a halo of purity that could not disappear.
2) Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray
In the country of automatic changes, a Corvette was in charge of a new manual gearbox of 7 gears
With the new generation of the Chevrolet Corvette at General Motors, had two objectives to fulfill, on one side was a qualitative leap in all aspects, from quality to performance, while on the other was the idea of becoming the supercar benchmark of the U.S., a title by which he had always struggled with the Dodge Viper in the last few years. Today, the Chevrolet Corvette not only sells well, but has managed to become a serious rival to the european sport.
But why a manual change 7 relationships? General Motors has asked Tremec whether it made this change to convert it to its peculiar identity, if Porsche could, why they don’t. At the commercial level we talk about an element that goes very unnoticed, even more considering that the automatic change of 8 relations for torque converter complies in all aspects. But The Corvette Stingray had to have a manual gearbox available, a transmission old-school with Active Rev Matching to simulate the double clutch and give a unique experience to the scope of the more burned.
3) The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
Aston Martin are so petrolhead that will combine a V12 maximum torque with a manual gearbox of 7 gears
And we come to the last member that has landed doing a lot, but that’s a lot of noise. Aston Martin has launched a challenge to its more direct rivals, Gaydon want to be the last to offer their customers with engines twelve-cylinder and manual changes, and to demonstrate that they are not going to bluff nothing better than to present the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S 2017 able to combining a V12 engine maximum power of 575 HP and a manual change 7 relationships.
This configuration not only be unique, but that also promises strong sensations thanks to the inclusion of the system AMSHIFT that allows you to simulate the dual-clutch to significantly improve the accuracy in the changes.
3+1) is the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1?
The rumor that cobra more and more every day force. Just a few days ago we met the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, the Camaro sports that only feels comfortable in a circuit. This new generation has released a new automatic switch for the torque converter with a whopping 10 relations, a change which has been made ready for the occasion ahead of that will offer a performance without rival.
But there is something that no one has overlooked, if the Camaro ZL1 2017 integrates many components and schemas heredaros of the Corvette C7 and Z06 as suspensions, brakes or the propeller 6.2 V8 LT4 why don’t your change manual 7 gears?