How Do PADDLE SHIFTERS Work | Why Do You WANT Them [TECH NUGGET]

In modern race cars, paddle shift systems have become more and more common, and with good reason - An ECU-controlled paddle shift system can provide faster and more consistent gear shifts than is possible by manual shifting. The upside of this is that the driver can also keep both hands on the steering wheel for better car control and consistent shifts will improve gearbox reliability. In modern race cars, paddle shift systems have become more and more common, and with good reason - An ECU-controlled paddle shift system can provide faster and more consistent gear shifts than is possible by manual shifting. The upside of this is that the driver can also keep both hands on the steering wheel for better car control and consistent shifts will improve gearbox reliability.

Andre runs us through how a system like this operates on a competition hill climb vehicle running a MoTeC M1 GPRP (general purpose race paddle) package and Holinger six-speed sequential dog-engagement transaxle.

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