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  • All the software and circuitry that makes modern Porsches safer and more accessible—traction and stability control, torque-vectoring, brake-force distribution, adaptive suspension and shift-by-wire double-clutch gearboxes—are regarded by many as dulling overburden between the driver and the pleasure of machine mastery.

    The Porsche 911's Last Hurrah...For Now Dan Neil 2011

  • All this torque barks through one of two transmissions: the first, a seven-speed double-clutch automated manual, the PDK, now with proper paddle shifters available as an alternative to the Tiptronic-style two-way buttons on the steering wheel, which I loathe.

    Porsche's Magnificent First Stab at the New 911 Dan Neil 2012

  • He stole second on an attempted pickoff, easily beating first baseman Howard's double-clutch throw.

    Rockies top shaky Hamels 5-4, tie NL Division Series vs. Phils 2009

  • The eight-speeder can be banged up and down with the paddle shifters almost like a double-clutch gearbox, ramping the N55 up to its 7,000-rpm redline.

    BMW 640i: For the All-Business Person Dan Neil 2011

  • The manual is much slower than the double-clutch gearbox but it's a nice, irrational touch for irrational people.

    Porsche's Magnificent First Stab at the New 911 Dan Neil 2012

  • My test car's wick was further turned up with the double-clutch PDK gearbox and the Sport Chrono Plus package.

    The Porsche 911's Last Hurrah...For Now Dan Neil 2011

  • Just the taxation issues should give reasons to double-clutch here.

    Joe The Nerd Ferraro: Coffee Party Needs More Caffeine 2010

  • It has 1,200hp and 1,500 newton meters of torque at its highest range, with a seven-speed, double-clutch, all-wheel-drive drivetrain that gets 6.3 miles per gallon in the city and 15.8mpg on the highway--a 10% improvement over the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport which weighs 300 pounds more at 4,388 pounds.

    Beautiful Monster Hannah Elliott 2010

  • Some of that smoothness is thanks to a seven-speed, double-clutch transmission that can move this beast from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.48 seconds.

    Beautiful Monster Hannah Elliott 2010

  • I got a double-clutch when I suggested that our rally should have dove-tailed with efforts to get Coakley elected.

    Joe The Nerd Ferraro: Insult to Injury to Healing 2010


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