Originally Posted by Timthom62
"As a result of this overlap in clutching, only minimal losses in tractive force are encountered during gearshifts."
Oh, how I wish this was the case.
I feel an obvious loss of acceleration when the transmission shifts, especially under anything more than minimal throttle. It feels like a manual transmission that is being operated by a three-toed sloth.
Not only can you feel it... you can also hear it. The ECM closes the throttle between shifts, and the engine practically shuts down for a fraction of a second while the DCT switches clutches.
"Minimal loss of tractive force" my [bootyshak!