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The Fat Lady Has Not Sung Yet.
Question; Does the DBW just vary throttle response or does it also choose shift points?
If itís just throttle control, (as put forward earlier) then I can see the argument that it may not improve 0-60 1/4 mile times but if it also changes the shift point it can certainly have an effect on acceleration times.
Given that weight, hp and all other things are constant and the only variable, at WOT, is the shift point along the engines torque curve, you can get different results. One old school strategy was to shift at a rpm that corresponded with 20% past peek torque, for example.
What are the optimum shift points for a WOT GT 4.7L coupled to ZF 6 speed? If FD has that algorithm in a can, it would be a can of ďkick assĒ in my book.
2013 GT Conv Nero Carbonio & Cuoio interior
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1967 Jaguar Roadster (long gone)
1968 Fiat 850 Spider (pure fun)
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