Manual vs Dual Clutch - What's The Best Transmission?

What's The Best Transmission For A Sports Car? Manual vs DCT

47w ago

The 2021 Hyundai Veloster N now comes with two transmission options: a 6-speed manual transmission, or an 8-speed dual clutch transmission. Which begs the question, which transmission should you pick? In this video we'll explain how manual transmissions work, as well as how dual clutch transmissions work. We'll then look at the inner workings of Hyundai's 6MT as well as their N DCT. Finally, we'll discuss the advantages of each style of transmission by looking at weight, cost, efficiency, performance, shift speed, torque delivery, driver engagement, and gear ratios.

Join In

Comments (43)

  • An enthusiasts definite option for pure driving experience would have to be a manual. But for someone wanting faster lap times and better acceleration are better with the dual clutch.

      11 months ago
  • No need to read the article or watch the video because every proper car enthusiast knows the answer. Manual. I mean automatics are fine for cruising and city driving but it's just not the same as a manual.

      11 months ago
  • Dual clutch IS a manual.

    The "slush boxes" that car guys want to hate on the internet completely different. A torque converter is VERY different animal.

      11 months ago
  • Dual clutch

      11 months ago
  • I like the DCT. I drive in auto most of the time, especially in town, but I like the fact that, in my car anyway, you can just click the paddle shifter whenever you want to take over the gear change yourself. I just have two slight gripes with the DCT. Firstly, my gearbox doesn’t have eyes on the road ahead, so it can’t prepare you for a corner and secondly, there are times when you don’t want that fast change, but want to modulate the way the clutch engages with the build of the revs and the apex of the corner. They just aren’t progressive in that way But I guess that’s why they last so long.

      10 months ago
    • Just out of curiosity, how often do you use the manual paddle shift?

        10 months ago
    • Not much. The Mercedes DCT is shit in town as the gears are so close together and it’s just not necessary cruising on the motorway. It’s handy when you want to kick down for an overtake because the car doesn’t know you’re about to accelerate, so...

      Read more
        10 months ago