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This is a feature that I found out about recently which is available on the Ferrari 599 GTO, and am wishing we had on the GTR. They should really look into it!!

"Ferrari says upshifts from the 6-speed single-clutch F1 gearbox have been reduced to 60 milliseconds and downshifts take just 120. The GTO can also perform multiple downshifts by simply holding in the left carbon-fiber paddle shifter-just as on the 599XX."

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http://63.240.88.234/special-report/2011-ferrari-599-gto

What it does is that it actually performs all the downshifts for you automatically by just holding down the paddle. The downshifts are optimized and are at the exact moments they should be to help in slowing down the car, without hurting the transmission by high revs or anything of the sort.

LOVE IT!!!!
Someone please talk to Nissan...
 

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While wer at it , something I absolutely LOVED with that 430 was that when I pressed both pedals simultaneously , the neutral was engaged !! Much cooler to rev a bit on a light and much faster too !! Couldn't that be done with aftermarket programming ? I would buy that code for few $$$ !
 

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Was discussing this same thing with my buddy on the way to breakfast this morning; he asked how slow the downshift was that it would make a difference, so I clicked it down to 3rd from 6th in about a sec. Not really necessary when it shifts so fast.
 

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Was discussing this same thing with my buddy on the way to breakfast this morning; he asked how slow the downshift was that it would make a difference, so I clicked it down to 3rd from 6th in about a sec. Not really necessary when it shifts so fast.
I drove my GT-R today. If you want multiple logical downshifts, say three gears, then just hit the paddle quickly 3 times in a row to place the commands into memory and the transmission then responds by downshifting 3 times as fast as it can. Shifting will stop at the correct gear for the speed you are traveling. For example, hit the paddle 6 times going 70 mph and the transmission will select third gear, not first. Does this mean I have a Ferrari?
 

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Thanks for the tips guys... Even though we dont have what Ferrari has, I still adore my GTR!!!!
 

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I drove my GT-R today. If you want multiple logical downshifts, say three gears, then just hit the paddle quickly 3 times in a row to place the commands into memory and the transmission then responds by downshifting 3 times as fast as it can. Shifting will stop at the correct gear for the speed you are traveling. For example, hit the paddle 6 times going 70 mph and the transmission will select third gear, not first. Does this mean I have a Ferrari?
It doesn't really do that. One thing I really liked about the BMW SMG and Lambo E-gear is that if you are in 6th cruising and then quickly click the downshift 3 times it'll go right to 3rd. With the GT-R you can't really force it down 3 gears just by 3 quick clicks. It is not a DCT issue because my Evo will downshift on demand. The GT-R has a delay and you need to kind of wait for the downshift to happen before summoning another downshift. Maybe this was fixed on 2012 programming?
 

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The GTR will not downshift if it's not " ready" . And by ready I mean gunning the shit out of it .. I downshift and shift faster than anything when I'm performance driving it , but on the cruising side it's a bit delay full .. Again note about what your comparison with is , unlike the GTR , Lambo s clutches go bad after 10 000 miles ! Could be cause its on demand doing wtv whenever the driver wants it .. The shifting n downshifting never really bothered me or my driving style with the GTR do if it's for safety of the machinery , I'm fine with it ..

Now about my neutral triggered with double pedal , why couldn't tht be possible ? Theirs should be an electronic way to go in neutral right ? I mean I can put it in neutral while been in 4 Rrth gear and let it cruise to the light , why not allowing it from the steering wheel pedal shifts ( press both of them like Ferrarie )
 

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It doesn't really do that. One thing I really liked about the BMW SMG and Lambo E-gear is that if you are in 6th cruising and then quickly click the downshift 3 times it'll go right to 3rd. With the GT-R you can't really force it down 3 gears just by 3 quick clicks. It is not a DCT issue because my Evo will downshift on demand. The GT-R has a delay and you need to kind of wait for the downshift to happen before summoning another downshift. Maybe this was fixed on 2012 programming?
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Nope, still the same for 2012 programming. If you want to drop down from 6th to 3rd, you need to be in auto :(
 

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What it does is that it actually performs all the downshifts for you automatically by just holding down the paddle. The downshifts are optimized and are at the exact moments they should be to help in slowing down the car, without hurting the transmission by high revs or anything of the sort.

LOVE IT!!!!
Someone please talk to Nissan...
Why would you be using your transmission to help in slowing the car? It's not an 18 wheeler. Brake pads are a much cheaper method of slowing the car down than your engine and gearbox.

Regardless, I can't think of any time this feature would be desirable other than when you're coming to a complete stop and you want to enjoy the sound of the throttle blips? The paddles are stationary so other than going in a straight line, it would be impossible to keep the downshift paddle depressed.
 

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While wer at it , something I absolutely LOVED with that 430 was that when I pressed both pedals simultaneously , the neutral was engaged !! Much cooler to rev a bit on a light and much faster too !! Couldn't that be done with aftermarket programming ? I would buy that code for few $$$ !
I really like that feature too; my Gallardo is e-gear and does that. I will usually just drop the car into neutral if I see a light turn red up ahead. It can also be put back into gear and will select the most opportune gear for the speed you're going if you're coming out of neutral; so if I had been going 80mph in sixth and go to neutral to slow down for a light, but but turns green and I'm still going 50, it will jump back in at 3rd gear whether I hit upshift or downshift.

I have to add I drove the G this weekend for the first time since buying my GT-R about six weeks ago and its gearbox feels like such a dog now; it made me really frustrated to be driving the car for the first ten or twenty minutes before I got used to it not being the GT-R lol.
 

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Unfortunately it does not do that. In reality that's rarely an issue since you usually shift by one gear, but I can see coming to the end of a straight at 170mph, and wanting to downshift to 2nd for the 45mph turn, it may get dodgy trying to go down 4 gears with the correct timing with relation to speed while threshold braking. Probably best to put it in A while on the straight and let the computer do perfect downshifts (R mode.)

I drove my GT-R today. If you want multiple logical downshifts, say three gears, then just hit the paddle quickly 3 times in a row to place the commands into memory and the transmission then responds by downshifting 3 times as fast as it can. Shifting will stop at the correct gear for the speed you are traveling. For example, hit the paddle 6 times going 70 mph and the transmission will select third gear, not first. Does this mean I have a Ferrari?
 

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I really like that feature too; my Gallardo is e-gear and does that. I will usually just drop the car into neutral if I see a light turn red up ahead. It can also be put back into gear and will select the most opportune gear for the speed you're going if you're coming out of neutral; so if I had been going 80mph in sixth and go to neutral to slow down for a light, but but turns green and I'm still going 50, it will jump back in at 3rd gear whether I hit upshift or downshift.

I have to add I drove the G this weekend for the first time since buying my GT-R about six weeks ago and its gearbox feels like such a dog now; it made me really frustrated to be driving the car for the first ten or twenty minutes before I got used to it not being the GT-R lol.
yeah the GTR gear box is so damn nice....
 

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yeah the GTR gear box is so damn nice....
Definitely; I'm loving it so far. I even love the noises it makes. I see some gtr-bashing threads on forums (typically BMW) and usually noisy gearbox is on the list. I have a sequential manual dogbox in my race car and the GT-R gearbox makes some similar noises; it makes me feel like I'm in my race car with a proper transmission.
 

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Definitely; I'm loving it so far. I even love the noises it makes. I see some gtr-bashing threads on forums (typically BMW) and usually noisy gearbox is on the list. I have a sequential manual dogbox in my race car and the GT-R gearbox makes some similar noises; it makes me feel like I'm in my race car with a proper transmission.
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The GTR will not downshift if it's not " ready" . And by ready I mean gunning the shit out of it .. I downshift and shift faster than anything when I'm performance driving it , but on the cruising side it's a bit delay full .. Again note about what your comparison with is , unlike the GTR , Lambo s clutches go bad after 10 000 miles ! Could be cause its on demand doing wtv whenever the driver wants it .. The shifting n downshifting never really bothered me or my driving style with the GTR do if it's for safety of the machinery , I'm fine with it ..

Now about my neutral triggered with double pedal , why couldn't tht be possible ? Theirs should be an electronic way to go in neutral right ? I mean I can put it in neutral while been in 4 Rrth gear and let it cruise to the light , why not allowing it from the steering wheel pedal shifts ( press both of them like Ferrarie )
if it's true sequential it can't go from anything but R or 1st into N.
 

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if it's true sequential it can't go from anything but R or 1st into N.
Hum .. Ok the. Try that , drive at 30 or 40 and put the lever to N , it goes to N . Then put it back into drive and it choose some low gears like 4 Roth or 6 th
 

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if it's true sequential it can't go from anything but R or 1st into N.
I understand where you're coming from on that, but like others have posted, it is possible to put a sequential from other vendors in neutral from a drive gear other then R and 1, and then reengage it at the same or a different gear. Most likely the both-paddles-to-neutral feature that Ferraris and Lambo's have is simply a behind the scenes rapid turn of the selector shaft all the way to the neutral position while the clutch is disengaged. You want to go back into gear? It figures out which one you should be in and turns to that position.
 
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