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Old 02-23-2012, 01:19 AM   #69
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:23 AM   #70
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:26 AM   #71
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:54 AM   #72
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In the video he says it's accomplished by 'Steging the oncoming clutch of the next upshifted gear before the driver even requests it.

So is that a mechanical change as well? Does the 6L80E have that ability?

He did say it was implemented in the 2012 Camaro, Corvette, and CTSV. He didn't specify the ZL1 or ZR1.

Any thoughts?
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:53 AM   #73
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Now this stuff is just plain FUNNY!!! Lol, hilarious!

Now I don't know if I'm still gonna get the manual or go with the Auto??? I am getting pretty consistant times with my manual now...hmmm
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:12 AM   #74
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Sweeeeeeeeeeet, my only question is why did the magazines not test a auto ZL1 Road & Track as well as Automobile Magazine were quoted as saying there was one there during testing Posting the auto ZL1 times could have avoided the times for the ZL1 being all over the place.
Easy answer. The insecure writers at the car magazines always select the slower manual transmission. You see it all the time when they test the Porsches. They always pick the manual instead of the faster PDK. Sometimes Porche only supplies PDK then they are forced to review that. I guess it makes them feel more like men to drive the manual transmission. Of course most of the readers chose automatics so who are these idiots at the magazines serving when they only review manual equipped cars? When was the last time you saw a mustang with automatic transmision being reviewed?
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:02 AM   #75
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But does it blip the the throttle on downshifts? If not then you will upset the car badly on road course events
My SS auto downshifts just fine going hard into a corner, I'm sure the ZL1 will be the same or probably even better.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:39 AM   #76
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In the video he says it's accomplished by 'Steging the oncoming clutch of the next upshifted gear before the driver even requests it.

So is that a mechanical change as well? Does the 6L80E have that ability?

He did say it was implemented in the 2012 Camaro, Corvette, and CTSV. He didn't specify the ZL1 or ZR1.

Any thoughts?
It's not a mechanical change. How I understand it is the programming, under acceleration, pre-fills the hydraulics for the next gear (clutch pack). So, whereas before you hit the paddle, the transmission confirmed a gear change - fills hydraulics - shifts gears....now you hit the button and it's already ready to shift.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:54 AM   #77
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Nice tuning they did on that! kind of ironic an automatic shifting gears lol
but I am sure it's more comfty than a manual. just can't beat a manual for fun though!
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Damn, I thought I was in the ZL1 subforum, not the post whore lounge.

Anyone from GM want to address this software's potential availability to pre 2012 A6s?
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I also heard that it anticipates going "lower" in gears so you don't over rev! So downshifts won't be so dangerous! Something about being based on your MPH the tranny will select the proper gear going into corners ..... ??? TBD......
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:56 PM   #80
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I also heard that it anticipates going "lower" in gears so you don't over rev! So downshifts won't be so dangerous! Something about being based on your MPH the tranny will select the proper gear going into corners ..... ??? TBD......
The automatic will never let you downshift if it puts RPMS past the rev-limiter.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:12 PM   #81
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It also claims no hardware changes and the improvement is in the software, I wonder if our cars can be upgraded?
Yes!

My tuner has been doing it in tap shift Corvettes for some time now.


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Heres a quote from a magazine last year around October... forget which one...but it is on target.

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Likewise, he stressed that the optional six-speed Hydra-Matic 6L90 automatic gearbox is “not for poseurs who don't know how to shift.” As a general rule, hard-core enthusiasts will choose the six-speed Tremec manual transmission, but at least the auto 'box is built for performance, with three different driving modes including a manual setting that only shifts when a driver commands. Automatic upshifts will not occur even at redline, and Oppenheiser promised that it will select and hold the appropriate low gear into corners to match the manual-equipped ZL1's performance.

“Contrary to what we could have done [by taking the easy way out with a simple, off-the-shelf transmission], the automatic is not a compromise,” he said. “We spent a lot of time working on it for the track.”

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I also read somewhere that in driving mode 1 & 2 the auto starts out in 2nd. Anybody else know about that?
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:08 PM   #83
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Yes, when in 'D" the tranny starts out in 2nd gear. Tapshift or "M' will start in 1st.
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Yes, when in 'D" the tranny starts out in 2nd gear. Tapshift or "M' will start in 1st.
I thought you could leave it in "D" and still select 5 different modes, and it was the "modes" that determined which gear you start out it. IE, if you are in D AND in Mode 5, you will start in 1st gear!
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Nice tuning they did on that! kind of ironic an automatic shifting gears lol
but I am sure it's more comfty than a manual. just can't beat a manual for fun though!
I have a 2SS now, and if u use competetive performance mode and trac off it will surprise you, and with the new tranny improvements,from what i hear [ were really gonna like this auto ] should be very exciting....I can't wait to get my hands on it sitting beside a M..Turd. Ops did I say that..
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