2015 Z06 8spd Auto "Faster and smoother than any dual-clutch"

General Motors faced a difficult challenge when searching for the proper transmission to be paired with their all-new 625 horsepower supercharged LT4 engine in the 2015 Corvette Z06. They wanted to match the lightning fast shifts offered by Porsche's PDK transmission, but no dual clutch existed that simultaneously…

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Looks Like The 2015 Corvette Is Getting An 8-Speed Automatic

History seems to be repeating itself with the 2015 Corvette. Just as the 2006 Corvette C6 swapped the 2005 C6's 4-speed automatic transmission for the 6-speed 6L80E automatic, the 2015 Corvette C7 will forgo the 2014 C7's 6L80 for an 8-speed "8L90" automatic. Per the abstract to this SAE International paper: » 12/08/13 10:35pm 12/08/13 10:35pm