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And by the way, VW calls it DSG, Porsche calls it PDK, BMW calls it DKG, so on and so forth. Please for this discussion the proper abbreviation is DCT(Dual Clutch Transmission).


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People keep calling it a "DSG". You wanna know if a Mustang should outsource the trans to VW? That's seriously what you're asking.


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I'd say not to drop the 6mt but simply add paddle shifters to the auto. It doesn't really add cost but allows a little more control over the auto we currently do not have.

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Twin Clutch transmissions have a HORRIBLE lag from the line. Muscle Cars are all about fast quarter mile times and off the line speed. My last car was a Lancer Ralliart and it had a Twin Clutch transmission and it was amazing! But the lag off the line sucked, I hated it. Im all for them putting it as an option as long as they get rid of the lag. But replace the auto trans not the manual one.

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Paddle shifters will soon be on all true spot cars.
BMW,Corvette,Ferrari( all new Ferrari have Paddle shifters ),Lamborghini, and Porsche. Is Mustang only a 1/4 beast?
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All I will say is that I love my mustang, and so far I'm pretty sure it wont be the last one I'll ever buy. But I absolutely refuse to buy one without a normal row my own gears manual transmission. If that option goes out the window to make way for a DSG, the Mustang will definitely be off my shopping list, I dont care if it makes 800hp and does 50mpg and all for 20k.

No stick, no care.

If anything I'd like to see at least an option for an IRS and ditching this LRA stuff. I say optional beacuse I know there are some people out there who still reallly want the LRA.
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Dual clutch transmissions are 95% marketing IMO.

Only replacing the torque converter with an electrically-controlled wet clutch is actually interesting. How they change ratios doesn't seem inherantly better than a planetary gearset to me.

take a planetary-gearset automatic, replace the torque converter with a wet clutch, valve it to shift quick, and you get the same performance outcome. Ford could probably do this at any time for a reasonable cost.

ZF already has provisions for the wet-clutch option in some of its newest planetary-gearset automatics.

YouTube - ZF 8-Speed Automatic Transmission

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Maybe I'm a dinosaur but I just don't see the appeal. They seem a tad gimmicky to me.

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Dual clutch transmissions are 95% marketing IMO.

Only replacing the torque converter with an electrically-controlled wet clutch is actually interesting. How they change ratios doesn't seem inherantly better than a planetary gearset to me.

take a planetary-gearset automatic, replace the torque converter with a wet clutch, valve it to shift quick, and you get the same performance outcome. Ford could probably do this at any time for a reasonable cost.

ZF already has provisions for the wet-clutch option in some of its newest planetary-gearset automatics.

YouTube - ZF 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
Seeing how this started out about DSG and not about all Dual clutch transmissions.

YouTube - VWAudi DSG How It Works
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A well executed paddle shift DCT would be great , I would have gone that route if it was available.
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