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SEQUENTIAL TRANSMISSION

AKA Sequential manual gearbox

Found on motorcycles and high-performance cars typically for auto racing, a sequential transmission is a type of manual transmission where gears are selected in order. This allows the driver to select only the gear directly before or after the gear currently selected. This prevents human error where the wrong gear can be selected. It also adds a performance benefit in that it only requires a very brief interruption of engine torque to complete a shift. Typically speaking, the clutch is rarely used in gear shifts, but is used only for standing starts.

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