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I just got a 2012 v sedan and I'm very curious about the special sport mode for the transmission that gets activated on the track after it senses you are at the track from throttle input and g loads. Is there a way to manually put the car into that mode for the street? I know the nurburgring lap that was set was in this mode and the driver never touched the paddles. It held gears and would downshift automatically. I really want this mode to be available for street driving. Anyone know a way? Thanks
 

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Welcome aboard! There is no special sport mode for the transmission. Just plain old sport mode. Push the gear selector to the right and that's it. In sport mode the transmission will hold gears longer before shifting automatically or you can shift manually using the buttons (or after market paddles if you have them) on the back of the steering wheel.
 

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I'm pretty sure there is a separate mode the transmission goes into when you are in sport mode when the computer senses aggressive driving. When I drive around in sport mode normally it does not hold gears or downshift when I brake. For example I'll floor it in 2nd and let off and it upshifts to like 4th gear. Then I floor it again and it sticks it back into 2nd gear which is no good. For example, you don't want the car upshifting to 4th when your about to enter a turn. This does not happen in the nurburgring video. The transmission holds the gear you are in, which is what you want. This is why I'm pretty sure it goes into a different mode on the track. I read up on this, let me see if I can find the link.
 

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Yes, this is what I found but I know I read a better description of it. I'll keep looking

"Performance Algorithm Shifting" is also a part of the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V 6L90 six-speed automatic transmission's controller programming, and it provides a performance-oriented shift pattern during sustained high-performance driving.
 

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Performance Algorithm Shifting (PAS), which detects when the vehicles are being driven in a spirited fashion and remains in its current gear ratio even when the driver lifts a foot off the accelerator pedal. PAS monitors how assertively the driver is using engine output to determine at what engine speed to upshift of downshift.
 

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Another description :performance Algorithm Shifting (PAS) allows the driver to choose Sport shifting mode, which determines if the car is being driven in a sustained performance manner and will force downshifts and hold lower gears to create the optimized shift pattern. PAS is so precise it allowed the CTS-V to achieve one of the fastest times ever recorded for a production sedan with stock tires on the Nürburgring (7:59 minutes).

There is more technical documents on this but I can't find the link right now. I'll do more research tomorrow at work.
 
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