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Old 07-29-2008, 02:19 PM   #23
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You are badly misinformed. Launch control works in manual transmissions only.
Not necessarily true. Maybe the Cobalt's "Launch Control" feature works like that, though it doesn't sound like it'd make a perfect launch at all; it sounds like all you'd do is burn off your tires. Anyway, without it, a modern car isn't going to go past redline anyway, but it might do a more sudden fuel cut resulting in "bouncing off the rev limiter" rather than smoothly holding redline.

The VW GTI with their DSG dual-clutch automated manual transmission (they don't offer a traditional "slushbox" automatic) has a "Launch Control" feature that allows the driver to launch like a high-RPM clutch dump even though there's no clutch pedal. That's what I thought of when I heard of "Launch Control" in the Camaro.

Who needs a computer to baby them for launching a manual transmission?
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