Can a Gen2/Persona/Waja outrun a City VTEC?
Posted 16 November 2007 - 04:33 PM
cars i driven, my gearbox dun downshift itself during my "hard cornering"
if i remain same pressure on my gas pedal... i only experice that when
going uphill or downhill which they call it grade logic...
anyone know which car is having such gearbox feature?
Posted 16 November 2007 - 05:08 PM
to behave like a manual/auto instead of CVT, there is a 7 speed button
activation on the steering. Its great for holding gears etc and I use it
more than the S mode for sprited drives. The 7 speed mode offers both
auto shifts as well as manual shifts and most time when I go to 7 sped
mode I use the manual mode. Its much more fun this way. The S mode is
only good for drag races heheh.
Sames goes for the E90 6 speed manual steptronic mode. Its the fun
mode. Full auto/sport mode is ok but sometimes you want to choose your
own gears for better control and control the downshifts/upshifts to get
in the optimal powerband always :)
Posted 16 November 2007 - 05:14 PM
fly by wire, just trigger it’s auto cruise, then you will be astonished,
the computer will take over the throttle and gearbox shifting, you just
hold on to the steering wheel and yell all the way up or down, i just
could not believe it at first
Posted 16 November 2007 - 05:29 PM
Gen2 Kartun? How? Any other car that is 'kartun' to you?
Sux all the way down..Nice concept! I guess we all sux if we are thinking
everything sux all the way down.
Posted 16 November 2007 - 05:32 PM
If your could get on on the overall speed charts around the the track (or
read the complete article), you would see that Caterham was considerable
faster than the others in bends (indicating good handling car) but it lost
a lot of time in fighting with drag in straight. (And Nurburgring is
regarded is high speed track with a lot of long straight where sheer speed
could win a race)
Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:36 PM
sensors of vehicle speed, engine RPM , pedal pressure ,etc the engineers
develop smart algorithm to control the gear upshift/downshifts. Go one
step further by adding sensor for steering rotation, can cover for
Thought I've read a review in one of the high-tech cars ( forgot which...
maybe Lexus LS460 ) , the tranny is so smart that it will shift
approriately in almost all real-life driving conditions, include extreme
cases eg. one wheel lose traction .
Posted 17 November 2007 - 01:22 AM
that, I will prefer to have CVT for smoother drive and good FC...