heel and toe

Discussion in 'Technical' started by unrelated, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. Heel and toe technique is used to raise the rpm of the engine to facilitate smooth down shift, so it involves a manual clutch. What about those cars with sequential shifts? Like 360 Modena and all the AMGs? won't the downshifting be too hard on the axels?
  2. There is usually an automatic 'blip' of the throttle to match the revs.

    On a side note, I have never used the word 'blip' to describe anything other than 'blipping' the throttle in a car.
  3. Then how do I do redline stand still starts?
  4. Depends what kind of transmission you're using. The AMGs are torque converter autos, and isn't the F1 transmission sequential manual?

    I dunno, they're all different. Some have launch control, or something.
  5. set in neutral, open throttle, shift to one, woosh
  6. your transmission will love you for that!
  7. Ferrari's F1 gearbox has a "race start" feature (I don't remember the exact name) where you floor the throttle and hold the brake and the engine is held at the "perfect" launch rpm. Then when you release the brake, it engages the clutch for maximum acceleration off the line. I think it probably feathers the clutch a little to keep from grenading the transmission, but since I've never driven one, I can't tell you for sure. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  8. = #$%# up the transmission
  9. it doesent protest, as a matter of fact, it hasn't done much of anything lately, i think its dead.
  10. that's because you're a blipping idiot.

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