Nissan SynchroRev Match Transmission
For decades, the "heel and toe" maneuver—shifting to a lower gear while braking with the toes of your right foot and tapping the gas pedal with your heel, all to carry maximum speed through turns—separated serious stick-shift drivers from the rest of us. Nissan's SynchroRev Match may make this quaint two-step obsolete. Introduced on the new 370Z sports car, the computerized system constantly monitors the clutch pedal, shifter position, and vehicle and engine speed. Yank the shifter toward a new gear, and SynchroRev Match automatically boosts the engine to the ideal speed for a precisely matched shift, preventing grinding gears and chassis jolts. And for drivers determined to play Mario Andretti and perfect their technique, there's a handy "off" switch.
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