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Re: Audi to do a CVT Transmission?

A company called Epilogics was developing one for Penske's CART team
before they banned them there. 

Paul Robertson wrote:
> A while ago a team was testing as protype CVT. FIA baned its use in F1 befor they could put it to use.
> Paul
> >>> "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.
> http://www.audiworld.com/news/99/multitronic/content.shtml
> <http://www.audiworld.com/news/99/multitronic/content.shtml>
> Jim Dupree
>                 -----Original Message-----
>                 From:   MSV96@aol.com [mailto:MSV96@aol.com]
>                 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
> discussions...
>                 Mike Veglia
>                 87 5kcstq