Mustang - Sport Mode for automatic transmission
The problem most performance enthusiasts have with automatic transmissions is the fact that they up-shifts to the highest possible gear as soon as possible. This is not ideal when you are driving aggressively, road racing or auto crossing. I would like to see a "sport mode" for the transmission that keeps it in gear longer, and prevents it from up-shifting to a less desirable gear. In other words, if I'm taking a corner hard in second gear, I want the transmission to stay in second so that I can immediately accelerate out of the turn. This would also make the vehicle sound and feel more like a manual transmission. Engine braking would occur, which is almost non existent with a conventional automatic transmission. You would even hear pops from the exhaust as you decelerate from high RPM. A feature such as this could change the negative connotation people have with automatic transmissions in sports cars. This functionality would work very well with paddle shifters.
By: Adam J.
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H Smith How about a 6 speed dual clutch transission with "driver selectable shift profile" ... ie, "sports", "normal" or "economy" modes?
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