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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-18-2013, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Nissan's GTR Transmission

I got told my many of people, but learned today at NATT 3 Transmissions part, its an old F1 style transmission, called a "Manual Transmission"...Lots of people claim including the sticker for price features on the window say "Auto Trans 6 speed". It uses automatic features controlled by the ECU, it has a dual clutch feature and is controlled by driver (manual controls through the paddle shifter)...Transmission is located on the rear axle.

The ECU will calculate when the the next gear is synched on input and output shafts inside the transmission. It will basically turn the next gear on the synchro and fork before you are able to hit that paddle shifter. Interesting huh? Technology of this was based upon german engineering along with Formula 1 transmissions for over 25 years. So new technology is still old, just revised on a new car.

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Are you getting super excited about leaving Nissan behind and learning about some descent cars

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Nissan/Infinity cars are using old German Engineering for longevity of lifespan. Why leave a manufacturer that is well known to the aftermarket world?

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We've come a long way in terms of technology, and that's all fine and well, but I still believe that an automatic (even a fancy F1 inspired one) has no place in a sports/super car. It's roughly the equivalent of going to a strip club to do your sudoku. Shame on Nissan for not supplying one and shame on us for buying them.

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We've come a long way in terms of technology, and that's all fine and well, but I still believe that an automatic (even a fancy F1 inspired one) has no place in a sports/super car. It's roughly the equivalent of going to a strip club to do your sudoku. Shame on Nissan for not supplying one and shame on us for buying them.
x2. I don't buy them though so

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Shame on what? Not being able to miss a gear at all? You know GM incorporated some of Nissan's designs to improve their vehicles (aka Corvette '14 stingray's Rev match system). That right there is to prevent from your gear rings from chipping teeth and equally matching the next gear to move the synchronizer sleeve over. This was originally for the 370z and G37 transmission system in 6 speed manual.

For as the GTR goes, when your going to supercar, you do not want to break a very expensive transmission, that's why Nissan chose that system. It is considered "manual", just that the TCM is monitoring the transmission for you. You can call it an automatic, then be shamed upon and laughed at by Nissan gurus and technicians.

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If it doesn't have a clutch pedal or a proper shifter, it's not a manual. Just like after three strikes, you're out, and no army of Nissan technicians or lawyers can dispute that.

As for driving aids like a rev match system or TCM monitoring, that's great. If you're out getting groceries, or driving the kids to soccer practice. Sports cars and supercars on the other hand are not supposed to be comfortable, or easy to drive. They are supposed to challenge the driver, both mentally and physically, and it's overcoming and mastering those challenges that is so rewarding to the driver. Flapping a paddle on the steering column doesn't make you a good driver, heel-and-toe downshifting coming into a corner in a RWD car with no driving aids and keeping it together, that is something, and even if it's not as quick as the fancy automatic, you're twice the man for doing it. Can I get an amen?

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Amen. Except for the physically challenging part. I would still like a comfy sport car

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Amen brotha!!!!!


When Nissan builds a good car, something that isn't over priced or impossible to work on while still being reasonably quick then maybe we can have a better conversation

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I'd rather have a fake manual if its good than a true manual. I used to think opposite but not having to take both hands off the wheel while hammering twisties is a lot better than fighting a clutch and stick. Took my miata to the mountains a couple days ago, I did not go all out but man, though fun the whole time I was saying to my g/f "I wish this was paddle shift." Not some stupid paddle shift system though, a proper one that handles the duties better than shifting your own on a perfect day when all the planets align. I enjoyed the roads but these were very challenging roads with turns that could make some people freak and "give up." You needed 100% concentration.

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