10 Tech Innovations in the C7 Corvette Explained

Seven-Speed Manual Transmission

Most supercars these days have completely done away with the manual transmission (there is also a paddle-shifting 6-speed automatic version of the 'Vette in line), yet Chevrolet wanted to maintain its roots by not only keeping a stick, but by adding another gear. It uses active rev matching, a dual-mass flywheel and a dual-disc clutch to make it as smooth as possible during both down and upshifts. There is only one other 7-speed gearbox on that market, and that sits in the Porsche 911. 

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