How Fast Can Supercars Shift Gears?
A comparison of driving a manual transmission versus one of today's fastest cars.
How fast do supercars actually shift? I've seen estimates ranging from 8 milliseconds to 150 milliseconds, and anywhere in that region is seriously fast. To find out if the estimates are true, I sat inside a McLaren 720S and used a data logger to find the shift speed.
As an example, I spent some time measuring the shift speed in my manual transmission Honda S2000, and generally was shifting in about 250-300 milliseconds (0.25-0.30 seconds). Will the supercar shift faster than a human? Likely, but how fast? Check out the video to find out!!