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Can anybody find out about this?

According to the Corvette guys the 6 speed auto starts off in 2nd gear unless in paddle shift mode.

Seems like starting in 2nd gear under normal acceleration would defeat the purpose of having a lower 1st gear and a possible taller rear gear to go along with it.

The 6 speed auto would have no acceleration benefit if it starts off in 2nd gear.
 

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Not so silly as it sounds, my 89 MB500SL only had a 4 speed auto but would start in 2nd gear unless I trod on the accelerator, then it would pull away in 1st gear. It had enough torque to pull quickly enough in second when you weren't planning to lay smoke
 

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Maybe on the Corvette it would start out in second gear, but the Caddy weights about 3000 lbs more, I think that would put too much stress on the drive train.
 
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