In the blog item just below this one, we showed you a video from GM on how they test their manual transmissions “Woodward Ave” style. Those tests are designed to recreate the kind of abuse that performance minded customers would throw at the transmission in the real world. Several of you took umbridge with the fact that the engineer driving the car wasn’t exactly Ronnie Sox.
Enter the video below. This is a regular dude in his LT1/T56 combo Camaro showing the engineer and the world how to properly powershift a transmission. The note with the video states that the acceleration was all done at 3/4 throttle, but whatever, the dude doesn’t budge his right foot when it comes time to yank the next gear.
Back in the early days of Pro Stock guys like Grumpy Jenkins and other used to have full time employees that modified their four speeds to do stuff like this kid does with the T56. That being said, stick boxes still grenade with ferocity when the powershifting lunatics of the world screw up!
Press play below!