Magna International, a Canadian mobility technology company for automakers, has developed a new dual-clutch 8-speed transmission for the Ferrari SF90 Stradale – Ferrari’s first plug-in hybrid and most powerful production sports car ever – with the aim of providing improved torque and shifting. The innovative, next-generation DCT will also help reduce the weight of the car by approximately 10 kg, improve torque-to-weight performance, and reduce CO2 emission.
“Being the most recent addition to the Magna dual-clutch transmission family, this transmission sets a new benchmark for super sports applications,” said Dr. Jörg Gindele, Senior Director Engineering at Magna Powertrain, during a speech at the CTI Transmission Symposium in Berlin.
“It comes with all attributes necessary for outstanding driving performance in urban traffic as well as on racetracks. Additionally, we integrated new technologies such as a honeycomb housing structure to reduce weight,” he added.
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Magna DCT powertrain technologies provide a route to modern and energy-efficient mobility by combining lightweight and fuel-efficient technologies with cutting-edge engineering and manufacturing processes. This could ultimately benefit the projects like the SF90 Stradale transmission to further improve efficiency, weight, and packaging in additional vehicle segments.