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There have been rumors since last year that GM would be bringing a dual clutch transmission to the Corvette and, possibly, the CTS-V in 2012

http://www.motorauthority.com/blog/1026213_gm-planning-dual-clutch-gearbox-for-c7-corvette

The latest comparo reviews of the CTS-V Coupe vs. M3 and Audi RS5 have emphasized the need for the CTS-V to go to some kind of twin clutch manual/automatic if the CTS-V is to remain the class leader.

Let's sweeten the deal for the GM beancounters. How much would you be willing to pay for a 7-speed DCT option on the CTS-V? Remember, BMW's M Double Clutch Transmission is a $2900 option on the M3.

As for me, I bid $3,500 for a true DCT on the 2012 CTS-V so long as the tranny also comes with magnesium shift paddles on the steering column.
 

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Are they really that much more expensive? I mean I have said I love my v, but if it were to come out with a DCT I'd get it. 3500 seems a bit steap, but 2-2500 for sure!

Heck I might even go have my z06 converted back from the 4L60E and have a DCT put into it.
 

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Are they really that much more expensive? I mean I have said I love my v, but if it were to come out with a DCT I'd get it. 3500 seems a bit steap, but 2-2500 for sure!
Porsche gets $3,420 for its Doppelkupplung (PDK) . . . in 2010. :eek:
 

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Let's sweeten the deal for the GM beancounters. How much would you be willing to pay for a 7-speed DCT option on the CTS-V? Remember, BMW's M Double Clutch Transmission is a $2900 option on the M3.
The 6 speed non DBL clutch auto trans for the CTS-V already costs the owner 2600.00 (1300.00 trans + 1300.00 added gas guzzler tax) So an extra 300.00 to be on par with the competition's price ?
 

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The latest comparo reviews of the CTS-V Coupe vs. M3 and Audi RS5 have emphasized the need for the CTS-V to go to some kind of twin clutch manual/automatic if the CTS-V is to become the class leader.
I fixed your post for you :eek: Btw great question. I'd pay $3k for a DCT option on this car. At $70k, why not go all the way and engineer the car properly.

Does GM even know how to make a dual clutch? They've been stuck making hydramatics forever. :)
+1

Though most high quality transmissions are sourced already from...guess where...Germany. Getrag was founded in Germany and installed in GMs already. They'd be smart to just pay someone to build a proper DCT for them and bring it over for install.
 

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I'd pay up to an extra 5k for the CTS-V if a DCT/PDK type of tranny was an option.
But I wouldn't buy it the first year that it's available.
I remember the Red Cog of Death (RCOD) very well in my SMG equipped 6 series when it first came out...
 

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I couldn't care less what the price would be. Sign me up. They should offer a conversion as well for anyone who wants to switch. Courtesy of the "new gm".
 

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Does GM even know how to make a dual clutch? They've been stuck making hydramatics forever. :)
I heard Saab was the lead division on GM's DCT work and when Saab got sold to Spyker, the tech went with it.
 

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I fixed your post for you :eek: Btw great question. I'd pay $3k for a DCT option on this car. At $70k, why not go all the way and engineer the car properly.
He had it right,... you just screwed it up! Why are you tryin' so hard to dig into everyone here?
 

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I could really care less. The auto tranny absolutely sucked in stock form. The $400 Wait4Me tune fixed that just fine.

Of course, I've never owned a dual-clutch auto so I don't know what I'm missing. But if I would have wanted one in the first place I obviously wouldn't have purchased the V.

Tony
 
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