yeah, it's the little diagram on the shift knob. seriously though, it's not going to have that. i'm guessing the race versions need it because they've got sequential shifters. (makes you wonder why motorcycles don't have this. or do they? it's been years since i've been on a bike.)Ken Reich said:anyone heard if the sti has an indicator to tell you which gear the trans is- in?
hmm. that's surprising. i guess they must be able to get fast enough shifts to be competitive. i wonder if the h-pattern is a wrc requirement; are the other teams using an h-patter tranny?crazytrain said:It is in fact NOT a sequential transmission, but an H-pattern with paddle shift from Prodrive.
I kind of like that level of interaction, but I've never driven a performance-type car.alfredob1 said:Nicky Grist (which was doing the commentary) said the other teams use a sequential system like a motorbike version. He also said the Subaru tranny "will take you from 1st to 6th and back to 1st again in the same time it takes you to change one gear in an average sports car".
did he mean 1,2,3,4,5,6,5,4,3,2,1? my first reaction is "that's impossible". that's about 50ms per shift. then i recalled that a few years ago, it was reported that ferrari's f1 tranny could do shifts in <25ms! anyway, i'd love to see the machinery that converts lever pulls to h-pattern gear changes.alfredob1 said:...the Subaru tranny "will take you from 1st to 6th and back to 1st again in the same time it takes you to change one gear in an average sports car".