The latest news from Ford’s most performance-oriented pony, the GT350 and its “R” counterpart, surrounds the possibility of a new dual-clutch transmission mated to the rev-happy 5.2-liter flat plane crank V8 engine.
Interestingly enough, the rumor, which surfaced on an enthusiast forum according to Ford Authority, comes at a time when Tremec most recently revealed its latest seven-speed DCT. Therefore, if the rumor ends up having any substance, the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro could counter punch effectively.
As it pertains to General Motors, Tremec’s new seven-speed DCT has been linked to the rumored C8 Corvette, also known as the mid-engined Corvette. The DCT could potentially find its way to the Chevrolet Camaro, too, knowing it has been designed for rear-wheel and all-wheel drive applications. Specifically, the gearbox supports up to 664 lb-ft of torque and a maximum of 10,000 RPM.
While we don’t think any of the Camaro’s high-performance offerings will see a DCT, due to the fact GM’s new 10-speed automatic will debut in the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, we do think it could potentially replace GM’s older eight-speed automatic transmission in a few performance areas.
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