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Re: 0-60 What??
AFAIK, the 962's ran the PDK transmission, which has zip to do with the ZF
Tiptronic. The PDK was, if I recall correctly, also used by Audi in the
last of the Sport Q's and/or the S1.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: 0-60 What??
> In a message dated 99-12-14 12:26:43 EST, you write:
> << When Porsche introduced the Tiptronic transmissions, they and the mag
> testers all claimed it would beat a stick to 60 >>
> It didn't. They were a touch slower, in most cases, but the ease of
> them is quite pleasant. However, the Tiptronic program was developed
> directly from the 962C Prototype race cars, where Porsche found that the
> semi-automatic was good for around 1 second a lap. Which, in racing
> was a quantum leap forward. I also wouldn't worry much about the tip
> handling the power - 962C's ran upwards of 800 hp in qualifying race trim,
> and are widely (and correctly) regarded as the most sucessful prototype
> ever built (7 or 8 straight LM wins..)
> Carter J