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America's 1st Retailed 2016 smart coupe! - SoCal

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SMART MADNESS is getting ready to rock America (and the world) with their MADNESS EDITION. It will bring strategic enhancements that will beef up the performance that many of us true driving enthusiasts should appreciate. Speed gains, and many other modifications to further enhance and individualize any new 2016 smart car.

Are you fellow driving enthusiasts ready?? I am!
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Manual box, or the slower DCT?
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Manual box, or the slower DCT?

Edition 1 only comes with the sport package and DCT.
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The lighting in this picture is not the best, but here's customer #2 ! Congratulations to the Brown family!

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That "slower" DCT I take with a grain of salt. After having driven both, I highly doubt every single trip in the car, every single shift, every single time, will you accelerate .4 of a second faster in the manual than you will the DCT.

The DCT is just fine. It will occasionally hiccup similar to its single clutch predecessor, but it's not a problem by any stretch of the imagination IMO. And it usually only happens at low speeds in 1st gear. Which is exactly what gives most people in a traditional manual problems as well. That's the life of owning a clutch based transmission.
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I was just thinking that a speed shop like SM would be into the fastest possible drivetrain. In any case, it will be interesting to see what they, Renault Sport and BRABUS can do with it.
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I was just thinking that a speed shop like SM would be into the fastest possible drivetrain. In any case, it will be interesting to see what they, Renault Sport and BRABUS can do with it.
It might already be tuned up. It's not a slow shifting trans by any stretch of the imagination.
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The DCT is excellent, and requires no apology in any aspect.
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I read somewhere Boris has already installed the GoPedal for the 453 on his new car. He said it really made a difference with the low speed lag.
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