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Tom1200 Reader
7/14/16 11:04 p.m.

Look here Tanner if you install a proper external combustion engine in your vehicle you wouldn't be saddled with carbs, throttle cable and EFI. Next you'll be advocating for pneumatic tires.................

Actual I think that's a pretty good feature; I've said it before I heel and toe in every car I have (truck too) but the whole heel and toe is brought on by cars not having a proper sequential box. Those of us weened on motorcycles don't understand why every vehicle doesn't have this arrangement. Once you get rolling its up and down through the box with out the clutch leaving you left foot free for braking.......two feet two pedals. In fact the newer models of off road bikes with the latest Rekluse clutches (centrifugal style clutch) lock up completely over about 1500rpms.

Actually I've wanted to put some sort of hand throttle on the back of the steering wheel on my Datsun vintage race car for some time but that doesn't solve the the issue of having to right foot brake.

This is a cool feature but I'd rather have a feature that allowed worked the clutch. Granted on street car I'd probably like the auto blip feature as you often have situations were you need to go down a gear unexpectedly.


Brett_Murphy PowerDork
7/15/16 1:19 a.m.

Count me among the people who think this is interesting. I am physically incapable of heel-toe due to an old injury. I'd prefer to do it myself, but I'd also like to be able to go faster, too.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Dork
7/15/16 6:51 a.m.

I've never driven a car with this but I've ridden motorcycles with "auto-blip" downshifting and slipper clutches. It definitely gives you less to think about, although interestingly I found the features more helpful at a slow, lazy pace where you just don't want to bother with a rev match- I still wanted to blip it myself when the pace was faster.

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