What does it take to get a heavy, luxurioussupercar to 252 mph and back down to zero?
By Paul Horrell
Posted 01.19.2004 at 1:20 pm 0 Comments
Transmission The seven-speed sequential manual transmission does not have a clutch pedal. Instead, paddles in front of the steering wheel control dual automatic clutches. One is always engaged; the other waits, attached to the next gear. When you shift, the new gear engages nearly instantaneously, with no pause in power flow.
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