In an attempt to beef up the performance of its sports cars, Lotus is considering an advanced dual-clutch transmission for future vehicles and is considering the possibility of selling it to other companies.
According to AutoCar, the automaker has submitted a patent application for a lighter, simpler and more compact dual-clutch transmission system.
As seen from the picture, the gearbox will be an 8-speed unit with seven forward gears and reverse. While the application has been submitted by Lotus Cars, sources say that the transmission will be developed by Lotus Engineering, meaning Lotus could be studying the possibility of selling the transmission to others.
As AutoCar points out, the unit could be used on the next Lotus Elise.
– By: Omar Rana