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Ok,once these LE models are built then AR going to produce a non Launch Edition (model) with less extra add ons?If so then that would mean the price could drop for an standard model?

Who builds the six speed transmission?

I wonder if the 9 speed ZF Fiat/Chrysler uses in some models could be adapted,I understand the new 9 speed weights 30 lbs less than the old 6 speed.I believe the 9 speed improves time to acceleration times over the old 6 speed box.

Waiting to see the 4C in person,would be nice for us in America know just which dealers are getting the 4C

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LE and non-LE have same engine /transmission package. All come with TCT. To introduce a manual would require major engineering: there is currently no mechanical linkage to the cabin from the engine. In Europe LE gives special paint, sports package (wheels/tyres, exhaust, suspension), leather, carbon lights and some carbon trim and comes at about 13% premium
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LE and non-LE have same engine /transmission package. All come with TCT. To introduce a manual would require major engineering: there is currently no mechanical linkage to the cabin from the engine. In Europe LE gives special paint, sports package (wheels/tyres, exhaust, suspension), leather, carbon lights and some carbon trim and comes at about 13% premium
I believe Gary is talking about Automatic transmissions ! as he is based in the US that is likely. FCA have started using the new 9 speed auto in their cars.

So to answer Gary's questions... the 6 speed box is built by Alfa (FIAT) its a twin clutch manual box with auto shifting. Similar but better that VW groups DGT gearbox. Its unlikely (never likely) to get the 9 speed auto box (which is a ZF transmission system) as I reckon this will be much heavier. Not really suitable for a carbon fibre (fiber) two seater mid-engine sports car.
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I'd prefer a manual transmission unlike most America's and the only reason my current car has an auto trans is there was no other option for the Dodge Magnum.

I learned how to drive with a stick in 1966 in a Chevy Nova wagon and the Magnum is my first vehicle that was non stick.

I have no idea if the 9 speed box is as compact as Fiat's TCT,just have read that the 9 speed box Fiat is now using on some cars is 13.6 kilo's less in weight than the older 6 speed box......not that there is any relationship to the 4c 6 sped and the 6 speed used in other cars now getting the 9 speed.

Not that I think there is any thing wrong with the TCT trans the 4c is using,

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I'd prefer a manual transmission unlike most America's and the only reason my current car has an auto trans is there was no other option for the Dodge Magnum.

I learned how to drive with a stick in 1966 in a Chevy Nova wagon and the Magnum is my first vehicle that was non stick.

I have no idea if the 9 speed box is as compact as Fiat's TCT,just have read that the 9 speed box Fiat is now using on some cars is 13.6 kilo's less in weight than the older 6 speed box......not that there is any relationship to the 4c 6 sped and the 6 speed used in other cars now getting the 9 speed.

Not that I think there is any thing wrong with the TCT trans the 4c is using,

Thanks for the replies

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Hi Gary, you have an email with info.

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9 Speed ? never heard of that. Even F1 only has 7 speed.
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New 9 speed autobox by ZF, available in the Range Rover Evoque and apparently some Chryslers. Not engineered for performance but fuel economy.
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