We can only speculate Mike. More dyno results will rule out dyno differences/calibrations. The DCT is a game changer in this car, but there is no advertised drivetrain loss with this new setup. It’s possible the new tranny loses less power and it’s also possible Ford dialed up the wick after publishing 760 hp. We have seen that info has not always been accurate with this new GT500.Thoughts on why the RWHP is so much higher than expected? Dyno difference/calibration? Less than the standard 15% power train loss for the new DCT? Ford under-rating the engine?
.Thoughts on why the RWHP is so much higher than expected? Dyno difference/calibration? Less than the standard 15% power train loss for the new DCT? Ford under-rating the engine?
While they're more complex than a manual, at the end of the day they're directly engaged to the gear set via one of the two clutches while accelerating, but only half of the gears. The other gears sit with the other clutch. If anything this would mean a potential reduction in the drivetrain loss or at least equal to that of a manual. Manual transmission losses in modern gearboxes and with 1 piece carbon driveshafts it comes in at around 10-12% drivetrain loss. This should be towards the bottom end of that range.Kind of what I thought Tim. Time will tell as more cars are delivered. Not sure what kind of losses are typical of DCT’s. Hard for me to imagine them as less than a manual, but what do I know.