Cape Town, South Africa
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Not so much slowness of the 'box, but it they were "brutal" straight cut dog boxes- no synchromesh. Upshifts not a problem as you can hear, but downshifts the driver had to blip the throttle to up the revs with clutch in , to match the revs for the lower gears being engaged. Otherwhile the rear wheels will lock , especially as this happens under heavy braking
And with those 1000hp engines that could be brutal .
On my race car with a 6 speed sequential box , the upshifts engine cut is 45 millisecs = That is 0.045 secs - flat throttle and no clutch . Downshifts still with clutch - Have to go through the gears , can't skip gears like with a H-pattern shift - But electrickery does the cut and blip