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dual_clutchPlans recently un-vailed show that Lotus are developing a dual-clutch transmission. The plans, filed last October with the UK patent office, show the transmission will have eight speeds, seven forward speeds and one reverse.

Apparently Lotus Cars submitted the plans but Lotus engineering will be responsible for the development of the lighter, compact and simpler transmission which follows the Lotus mantra of performance and handling through lightweight.

dual_clutchPlans recently un-vailed show that Lotus are developing a dual-clutch transmission. The plans, filed last October with the UK patent office, show the transmission will have eight speeds, seven forward speeds and one reverse.

Apparently Lotus Cars submitted the plans but Lotus engineering will be responsible for the development of the lighter, compact and simpler transmission which follows the Lotus mantra of performance and handling through lightweight.

 

Currently Lotus claim they have no plans to use the transmission in their own cars but will be adaptable for both front and rear engine design and be brought to the market in collabortaion with partners.

Lets hope Lotus plan to offer the transmission as an optional extra on the Evora and for new Esprit in development!

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