• 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody by SpeedKore Performance Group

    Patents show Stellantis is looking at ways to increase the fun of driving EVs.

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette (C8) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mid-engine C8 Corvette may use 2020 Porsche 911 transmission

    A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission may be out, and an 8-speed dual-clutch could very well be in for the 2020 mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette. The new information comes via leaked order-guide documents published by Jalopnik in late March. Road & Track may have connected the dots in a...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
    One less pedal, quicker lap times: 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE gains 10-speed automatic transmision

    The 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE will no longer be a manual transmission-only muscle/sports car. For the new model year, Chevrolet has graced the track-focused Camaro with a 10-speed automatic transmission with standard steering wheel shift paddles. It's the same transmission found in the regular SS...

  • Ford GT
    Ford GT and Mercedes-AMG GT use same gearbox, Ford's costs much more

    Supercars are exotic machines with expensive parts. Many of those parts are sourced from suppliers but can only be bought through the brands when it comes time for a repair. According to a Friday report from Road & Track, the Ford GT and Mercedes-AMG GT share a gearbox, but Ford charges a lot...

  • GM 9-speed automatic transmission
    Ford says no thanks to GM's 9-speed automatic

    After General Motors and Ford committed to co-developing new 9- and 10-speed automatic transmissions, Ford has passed on the former. Per the agreement, Ford took on work for the 10-speed automatic, used for rear-wheel-drive vehicles, and GM undertook the 9-speed automatic for front-wheel-drive...

  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
    What does Porsche's PDK stand for?

    There are many abbreviations in the world of the automobile. You may think you know what most of them stand for, but others may leave you scratching your head. One of those is likely to be PDK, the name given to the automatic gearbox used by Porsche. And there's a reason you don't see the full name...

  • 2017 Porsche 911 R leaked

    Lamborghini might be scrapping clutch pedals, but Porsche says that manual transmissions will stick around at least a little longer. The German automaker told Britain's Autocar that the six-speed manual transmission from the 911 R that debuted at this week's 2016 Geneva Motor Show will be available as an option on its next 911 GT3. The 911 R, an homage to its 1967 namesake, is essentially a stripped-out, back-to-basics 911. The confirmation came from none other than Andreas Preuninger, the engineer known as "Mr. GT3". ALSO SEE: Bugatti Chiron revealed: 1,480 hp and 0-62 mph in under 2.5...

  • 2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2
    Lamborghini: Manuals Are History, And Dual-Clutch Looks Like The Future

    There’s no future for manual transmissions in the Lamborghini lineup. For enthusiasts who might have been out of the loop for some time, it may come as a big disappointment to learn that the old three-pedal setups have already been quietly phased out, with the last of the Gallardo and...

  • 2017 Jaguar XE
    Purists Rejoice: The 2017 Jaguar XE Will Get A Manual Option

    It's a bit disheartening to think that the fact a slick sport sedan like the Jaguar XE will come with a manual option is news—but that doesn't make it any less welcome. At this point, it appears the six-speed stick will only be offered on models with the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder...

  • Honda 10-speed transmission, Honda R&D Center, October 2015
    Technology Preview: We Drive Honda's 10-Speed Automatic Transmission

    It wasn't too long ago that a six-speed automatic transmission was state of the art. Then we got seven-speed, eight-speed, and nine-speed units. One of the nine-speeds, designed by noted transmission manufacturer ZF, has given multi-speed transmissions a bad reputation. Paired with four-cylinder...

  • 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
    More Details On Porsche’s 911 For Purists

    Earlier in the year we heard that Porsche was planning a 911 for purists, one equipped with a naturally aspirated engine and a conventional manual transmission. The car was said to be Porsche’s way of appeasing those buyers lamenting its decision to no longer offer a manual on 911 models like...

  • 2016 Cadillac ATS Sedan
    2016 Cadillac ATS And CTS Get Engine, Transmission Upgrades

    The Cadillac ATS and CTS both see high-performance V-series models added for 2016 (ATS-V and CTS-V), but buyers of the regular models also have some upgrades to look forward to. The big news is the addition of a new V-6 engine, along with the availability of an eight-speed automatic on most models...

  • How the manual transmission works

    You. Yes, you there. You're clearly a man or woman who knows everything there is to know about the inner-workings of the automobile, correct? Of course you are. Well, what if you have to explain something to, oh a friend or family member that might not fully understand the combustion engine and all of the interconnected bits of engineering that go along with it. Well, today you're in luck because we have a wonderful video dug up by the folks at Car and Driver that will help explain to you, er we mean help you explain how a manual transmission works. ALSO SEE: How Does A Differential Work?...

  • 2015 BMW 1-Series Hatchback
    BMW 1-Series Predictive Gear Shift Reads The Road: Video

    BMW's Predictive Gear Shift is unquestionably trick technology. First appearing on the company's Rolls-Royce Wraith, and later on its BMW 7-Series, the system uses satellite navigation to read the road, automatically downshifting before turns and upshifting upon exit. You know, just like a driver...

  • Roman Numerals Gear Stick
    Thinking Inside The Gearbox: How A Manual Transmission Works

    The future of the stick shift looks dim. Performance icons like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and McLaren no longer offer traditional manuals. Even on enthusiast models like the Corvette, less than half of buyers opt for a third pedal. But all is far from lost. Alfa Romeo's new Giulia will allow drivers to...

  • Ford transmissions being built at the Van Dyke Transmission Plant
    Ford Patents 11-Speed Automatic Transmission: Report

    It’s been a while since the transmission wars have shown much heat—eight and nine speed transmissions are common, and we’ve all heard about development of 10-speeds, most notably for the upcoming 2017 Ford Raptor. Now, the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is taking the tally up again...

  • 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Next Jeep Wrangler To Get Eight-Speed Auto: Report

    The next Jeep Wrangler will reportedly get the eight-speed automatic transmission used in other Chrysler products.

  • Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel with electrically-driven turbo and 268 horsepower
    VW Future Tech To Include 10-Speed DSG And Electrically-Driven Turbos

    Volkswagen has announced several new technologies that will be making their way into its cars in the not too distant future. Headlining the list is a new diesel engine that displaces just 2.0 liters but churns out 268 horsepower. No torque figure has been mentioned but insiders have suggested...

  • 2013 Lotus Exige S Roadster

    The Exige may not be on sale here anymore but overseas the car continues to be updated, with Lotus announcing that for 2015 the range-topping Exige S variant will be available with a paddle-shifted automatic transmission. This should help the wide-body Exige appeal to a much wider audience, which we hope—for Lotus’ sake—leads to more sales. MUST SEE: Crashed 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Spotted In Chicago: Video The transmission is a six-speed automatic similar to the unit offered in the Evora but with specific calibrations for the Exige S, which is pitched as a sportier...

  • GM Hydra-Matic 8L90 8-speed automatic transmission for the Corvette Stingray and Z06
    GM’s 8-Speed Auto To Filter Across To Cadillac Models, 2016 Chevy Camaro

    General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] new eight-speed automatic, the 8L90, is a brilliant piece of kit. Not only can it shift faster than Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch transmission, but we also found it to be great for the street and track when driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette fitted with it...

  • 2015 Ford Mustang GT
    Ford Mustang To Eventually Get 10-Speed Automatic?

    Do you like your Ford Mustangs like you like your Peterbilts? We hope so, because it seems that the muscle car icon could be climbing the transmission ladder up into a space normally occupied for bigger machines. Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is working on a ten-speed automatic gearbox together with...

  • 2016 Audi A7
    Audi Abandons CVTs, Focuses On Conventional Auto And Dual-Clutch Transmissions

    German automaker Audi has decided to kill off its continuously variable transmission, in the next generation of its models. Continuously variable transmissions, or CVTs, have long been available in several Audis, but the firm will now replace it with conventional automatics and dual-clutch...

  • Volkswagen DSG dual-clutch transmission
    VW R&D Boss Confirms 10-Speed DSG, 236-HP Diesel Four

    Volkswagen R&D boss Heinz-Jakob Neusser used this month’s Vienna Motor Symposium to reaffirm his company’s plans to introduce a 10-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission. Development of the advanced transmission was first announced at the Austrian event a year ago by VW Group CEO Martin...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
    40 Percent Of Corvette Buyers Stick With Manual

    Chevy says 40 percent of Corvette buyers choose the manual transmission.

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