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RE: Audi to do a CVT Transmission?

A while ago a team was testing as protype CVT. FIA baned its use in F1 befor they could put it to use.

>>> "Dupree, Jim" <dupree@alldata.com> 12/14/99 02:38PM >>>
Audi has a page at their world site that covers the  transmission fairly
well. I found it very interesting.


Jim Dupree

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		Sent:	Tuesday, December 14, 1999 1:24 PM
		To:	quattro@audifans.com 
		Subject:	Audi to do a CVT Transmission?

		I don't recall seeing any posts on this topic yet. A week or
so back I read 
		an article in our local paper's auto section about Audi
developing a CVT 
		(continuously variable transmission) for the A6 with the 2.8
V6. Apparently 
		this new design CVT is capable of handling the larger torque
loads in the 
		larger (than say a small scubie-doo or adnoh) car. It is
reported that cars 
		equipped with this thing will actually be quicker than those
with a manual 
		trans ('till it grenades I'm guessing). There is a 6 speed
sequential mode as 
		well for those who still wish to shift. My guess is they are
a long way off 
		from developing one of these that handles any kind of
serious power. (After 
		all, if such a thing were possible, F1 teams would be all
over it.) Just an 
		interesting tidbit to break up the crash/physics

		Mike Veglia
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