Originally Posted by DINAN 3
I have a tip and funny thing.....I was thinking to myself today that...I can't shift as fast as this tip is doing it for me. Keep in mind that I've been driving stick for 20 yrs w/ a few driving courses under my belt.
It was a humbling feeling to have come to that realization.
Isn't a tiptronic mechanically an automatic transmission - i.e. torque converter? The manual is more than just about shift speed... the drivetrain loss through a manual is theoretically less than an auto which is what makes it put more power to the wheels.
That being said, some of the fastest drag cars out there are functionally and mechanically autos... so they do have their advantages, but more so at the point where a few more percent drivetrain loss is not as big a deal even though the difference is larger... but makes drivability easier (for example, 550hp vs 525hp)