General Motors has filed for a patent for a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, hinting that there might soon include be such a gearbox in the Corvette.
Previous reports suggested that Chevrolet was considering an eight-speed automatic for the car, but that development for a more heavily geared slushbox wouldn’t line up with the planned launch. Chevrolet is already targeting high-performance sports cars with the new Stingray, but a dual-clutch transmission could give it more of an edge against Porsche products.
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Cadillac could also benefit greatly from a seven-speed DCT. Most of its models rely on torque-converter automatics, and the company hasn’t been shy about its target to regain status as a luxury brand that can compete with German products. Just think, the new CTS Vsport with its 420-hp twin-turbo V6 could be even better.
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[Source: Corvette Forum]
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