psucaptainkickass Posted March 28, 2006 Share Posted March 28, 2006 So I've been watching this recently...poor Petter and his bad luck I had a question though about this...what is the tranmission mechanism in WRC cars. It seems like it is a sequential manual gearbox with "paddle" shifters. But there is also a stick shift as well. The paddle shifters have failed during the race and the drivers have the stick as a backup. But the stick seems to just be a +/- stick, and not a full six speed. Is there a clutch in this system? I am really confused as to how these drivers are driving, and wouldn't a regular six speed be quicker than the SMGs. Of course I realize that WRC driving requires total control of the wheel, and that the drivers must keep both hands on it at all times whenever possible, so having a SMG is probably an excellent tradeoff to a standard six speed. What is going on there? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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