Are CVTs The Best (Fastest) Transmissions?


Why CVTs Are Amazing Transmissions

CVTs are the worst transmissions. They're soulless. CVTs are unreliable. CVTs sound awful. And all the other things people love to say about an innovative and increasingly popular transmission style. Are manual transmissions more fun? Absolutely. Are DCT transmissions faster than manuals, thus acceptable alternatives for high end sports cars? Debatable. But why are CVTs not allowed in this conversation? Let's look at the math behind CVTs to see why they are truly amazing transmissions. 

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Video by Engineering Explained
Duration 08:04
Series Automotive
Tags autos & vehicles

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