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Re: SMG compare to Ferrari F1? (archive)

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Posted by Bjorn on October 26, 1999 at 05:12:21:

In Reply to: Re: SMG compare to Ferrari F1? posted by Bruce on October 25, 1999 at 23:02:50:

: : Does it have a clutch?

: yes

It has a clutch, but no clutch pedal.
It is electronically (automatically) operated. Basically all the benifits of a manual and all the ease of use of a Automatic/Triptronic.

: is it like a racing gearbox?

: i would assume, yes

: If it is at all like the F1 trans. there is a TON of stuff that can be done to it to make it shift "really really" fast. All ya need is a programmer and possibly new hydraulics.

: SAME idea as the F1

: :are throttle blips necessary on the SMG?

: i think the SMG matches rev, but it is not very good at it

The one detailed review I read about SMG was that it blipped the throttle for you, and did so rather nicely.

: how about straight cut gears, I doubt it but that would be grrreat.

: i dunno

: 6 speed?

: yes

: Im still in school graduating next December and i plan on buying an E46 as soon as I get out, it will hit the wallet hard but hey engr. school has to pay off for something... I assume the E46 will have just a plan jane 6 speed.

: you are right, from what i hear don't plan on the SMG coming to the US (I wish it was)

I wish it were too.

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