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How Fast Can Supercars Actually Shift? McLaren 720S

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How fast do supercars actually shift? I’ve seen estimates ranging from 8 milliseconds to 150 milliseconds, and anywhere in that region is seriously fast.To find out if the estimates are true, I sat inside a McLaren 720S and used a data logger to find the shift speed.

source/image: Engineering Explained

As an example, I spent some time measuring the shift speed in my manual transmission Honda S2000, and generally was shifting in about 250-300 milliseconds (0.25-0.30 seconds).

Will the supercar shift faster than a human? Likely, but how fast? Check out the video above to find out!!

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Many of the best sports cars with manual transmissions today use automated manual transmissions. Contemporary twin-clutch automated manual transmissions shift faster and more efficiently than any human being ever could.

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