Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: N NW of Atlantis (Reno)
the Emperor('s) new mid-engine VETTE(ments)
...mid-engine 2019 Corvette
Greg Migliore - Image Credit: KGP Photography - September 15, 2016
Car and Driver reports that the mid-engine Corvette will have a Tremec-sourced dual-clutch transmission. The story goes: Tremec bought Belgian supplier Hoerbiger Drivetrain Mechatronics four years ago to acquire its expertise instead of developing the technology in-house. The results are the 7-speed TR-7007 and TR-9007 transmissions. The TR-9007 is rated for 664 pound-feet of torque, suggesting big power from whatever engine sit behind the seats in this car. C/D theorizes that there won't be a manual transmission, so pour one out for another lost clutch pedal. For the detailed list of gear ratios Tremec offers out of the box, click here and speculate away. An automaker can specify any ratio for each gear, so if and when we see the mid-engine car the numbers could be different...
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GMi - January 31, 2017
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