Yes and no. At a certain point, and I think 7 or 8 is that number, having the multiple overdrives gives you a really good 4 or 5 speed in the performance ranges that can go into 7th or 8th on the highway and keep the powers that be at bay. Without the mega-speed gear boxes there wouldn't be a V8 Corvette.I mean, we all know these mega-speed automatics are more about CAFE and MPG... than performance; right?
exactly.Without the mega-speed gear boxes there wouldn't be a V8 Corvette.
Great info Bob. I was waiting for one of our members who's taken delivery of a 2015 A8 to step up and provide us with their impressions of the new 8-speed, but haven't seen a word. Even thought about staring a new thread inquiring about it. Obviously Mr. Harley has driven both the 6 and 8-speeds as well as Porsche's PDK and has provided a qualified comparison. Thanks again for the encouraging news.