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Fun video!
Don’t worry about the alcantara. You can easily and safely wipe it down with distilled water and a microfiber cloth. Let it air dry. Done.
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Fun video!
Don’t worry about the alcantara. You can easily and safely wipe it down with distilled water and a microfiber cloth. Let it air dry. Done.
I know it can be cleaned, but the collector in me will do what I can to keep it from getting gunked-up in the first place.

Years down the road, paint can be reshot, but some of the soft parts in the interior will be a challenge to recreate. My 04 Mystichrome Terminator is an extreme example of this. The color changing leather used on the seats and steering wheel came from a one-time batch of specialty leather that cannot be recreated. There are owners that didn’t take care of their steering wheel/seats that are now SOL. My car only has 500 miles on it and I have a complete second set of interior leather, so I should be covered.

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I feel ya. At least the gloves keep skin oil off the material. I appreciate an owner who keeps the car “like new”. These are not cheap or disposable.
 

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I know someone with a take off pair of 2020 GT500 Recaro seat covers, if anyone is interested in having a mint set of replacements :sunglasses:

There is a member on this site that has first dibs if he is still interested.
 

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Have had a DCT in the wife’s VW GTI for ten years and still don’t like the paddles. They seem useless as if I want to go hard in it I simply put it in sport mode and it flies but I never really drive it for fun. So while I have no doubt about anything said by everyone, it’s not for me.
Very poor comparison. I daily a MK7 GTI and the DSG is crap compared to the Tremec.The MK7 is only a few years old. I can’t imagine how bad a 10 year old one must be.

Unless you’ve driven a GT500 yourself statements like this make zero sense.
 
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I know someone with a take off pair of 2020 GT500 Recaro seat covers, if anyone is interested in having a mint set of replacements :sunglasses:

There is a member on this site that has first dibs if he is still interested.
Depending on price, I am interested Jaime. Same for the steering wheel.
 

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I have been saying that for a while now. Finally people get it.

This is not an automatic transmission. An automatic trans has a torque converter, the DCT has two manual clutches that are electronically controlled.
Hey, @Norm Peterson

A DCT apparently is not an automatic.

Care to weigh in on this?

You'd be totally fine driving one, right?
 
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Hey, @Norm Peterson

A DCT apparently is not an automatic.

Care to weigh in on this?

You'd be totally fine driving one, right?
From the article below:

“First and foremost, mechanically, this is a manual transmission. There is no torque converter, nor does the trans have bands or planetary gears. It has a clutch, and internally the box looks similar to any synchronized manual trans you've seen.”

“In fact, those who are uneducated are even calling it an automatic.”

https://www.motortrend.com/how-to/w...clutch-transmission-new-shelby-gt500-mustang/
 

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From the article below:

“First and foremost, mechanically, this is a manual transmission. There is no torque converter, nor does the trans have bands or planetary gears. It has a clutch, and internally the box looks similar to any synchronized manual trans you've seen.”

“In fact, those who are uneducated are even calling it an automatic.”

https://www.motortrend.com/how-to/w...clutch-transmission-new-shelby-gt500-mustang/
That's nice. If you spin the knob over to 'D' and hit the gas, what does it do?

You can argue semantics all you want. End of the day, the transmission has the capability of operating without driver input. One might even say it is able to shift...automatically.

It might not have a torque converter, but it sure ain't a manual transmission. I'm sure Norm will agree with me here (as Hell freezes over), once you take the driver out of the equation by any means, it stops being a "manual" transmission.
 
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That's nice. If you spin the knob over to 'D' and hit the gas, what does it do?

You can argue semantics all you want. End of the day, the transmission has the capability of operating without driver input. One might even say it is able to shift...automatically.

It might not have a torque converter, but it sure ain't a manual transmission. I'm sure Norm will agree with me here (as Hell freezes over), once you take the driver out of the equation by any means, it stops being a "manual" transmission.
Until you experience it first hand, you assume it operates and feels like any automatic transmission. You go by what you know. This one is different. Give it a try and you will see.
 

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Until you experience it first hand, you assume it operates and feels like any automatic transmission. You go by what you know. This one is different. Give it a try and you will see.
I think you're missing the point that I'm making here. Does the car, in fact, have the ability to change gears without you intervening in any way?

I'm not talking about HOW it accomplishes the gear changes, that is unquestionably better than the function of a traditional TC automatic. All I'm saying is that insisting that the transmission "isn't an automatic" is an absurd display of mental gymnastics.

Is it because you don't want to get lumped in with the Auto Boys? Will The Manual Man come and revoke your Manual Driver's Certification™? If the car can shift for itself, it's an automatic. It doesn't matter if it does it with a TC/planetaries, any number of clutches, or via a hamster wheel and two Nepalese dwarves.

No, it's not a TC automatic. It's also not a manual transmission.
 

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Ferrari called their F1 transmission an automated manual when it first came out. Don't see how a DCT couldn't be called that.
Yes, and I'd bet the reasoning behind that decision was to help alleviate the stigma associated with automatics being "not for real drivers". Key word is still "automated".

There are also single-clutch automated manuals, only furthering muddying the waters. One example of this would be the Pagani Huayra. They didn't go the dual-clutch route because of weight savings. The actual operation of the clutch is still handled by a computer.

Blurring the lines further, are sequential manuals (which don't use the clutch after 1st-gear). Not likely to see those outside of race applications though, so kind of a moot point.

Oh shit, I just realized something. People like to say that "gender is a spectrum", or some other such nonsense. They're wrong. It's actually transmissions that have a spectrum :cwl:
 
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