5-Speed Tiptronic?????

Discussion in '1999 Honda Spocket Concept' started by dirk41, May 30, 2003.

  1. what kinda transmission is that!?!?!?
     
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    The Tiptronic is Porsche's auotomatic transmission
     
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    Are you sure about that? My friend has an old 924 auto and a 924 manual. The 924 auto's tranny is called an automatic... and the 924 manual's tranny is called a 4-speed... go figure.
     
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    really? thanks for the information <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
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    An automatic that you can shift as a manual (if you wish) by pushing the shifter forward to go up a gear or Pulling it back to go down a gear. The gearing is still not as fast as the gearing for a manual transmission.
     
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    so it's a semi-automatic?
     
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    No, it's an automatic that can be shifted like a manual, minus the clutch.
     
  8. No, that would be something different. A manual minus the clutch is what Fiat's Citymatic boxes are - nothing near to a tiptronic. A tiptronic box is a sequential gearbox - gears can be changed up or down by one. Often they also have a full automatic mode.
     
  9. Nope...Tiptronic...as termed by VW on their Jetta Auto trannies = automatic with manual control over it.

    I don't know how you can have a manual without a clutch......

    And Sequential Manual Gearboxes..aka..F1 cars and CART are totally different. They are hydraulically controlled clutches. This system is controlled by a computer. Driver must use a shifter to either shift up or down gears.
     
  10. All transmissions have a clutch, autos included. The thing is, in an automatic its the computer that VERY QUICKLY retards the engine timing, engages the clutch, changes gear, disengages the clutch and then returns the engine's timing to normal. It does it quickly, but it'll never be as quick or effective as proper rev-matching and clutch use from a seasoned manual driver.
     
  11. I'm not sure bout that. Every auto tranny I've seen torn apart don't have clutches. I mean from what I know from my auto-mechanics buddies, this is what a torque converter is for in an auto-tranny. Or else I why do automatics have torque converters and manuals don't?

    Someone clear this up for me. I am sure automatics don't have clutches...unless you're talking bout BMWS and VW's DSG.
     
  12. Mmm....no you're wrong. Audi made a double clutch transmission that shifts gears in 1/1000th of a second according to Howstuffworks.com .....was it howstuffworks...could have been Popular Mechanics or some other magazine I subscribe to but yeah they made a transmission that surpasses human capability.
     

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