Dual-clutch gearbox: How it works


Dual-clutch gearboxes are spreading quickly across the automotive world thanks their fast changes and superior fuel efficiency. Porsche and Audi both used the technology in racecars of the 1980s, but it took until 2003 for Volkswagen to introduce the technology in a road car – the Golf R32. Now dual clutch gearboxes are in a wide range of models including everything from the Porsche 911 Turbo to the Ford Focus. Mitsubishi Fuso has even used a dual clutch shifter for its Canter light truck range.
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