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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.
> >>> "Dupree, Jim" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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> From: MSV96@aol.com [mailto:MSV96@aol.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 1:24 PM
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> 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
> 87 5kcstq