Back in 2011, General Motors filed a patent for a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and we still haven’t seen such a gearbox emerge from the depths of Milford and into showrooms. But just this year, May 2, to be exact, GM filed again for a seven-speed DCT unit.
This rekindles talk of the C7 Corvette eventually getting a dual-clutch unit, perhaps with a high-end model like the next-generation Z06 or ZR1. At the same time, it rattles the expectations of the C7 receiving an eight-speed unit. All we can do right now is wait, and see if sources can help us sort this all out.