Sequential shift | Tiptronic-style
Sequential shift also known as “Tiptronic-style” automatic. Although the name sounds fancy it is simply an automatic transmission with the ability for the driver to change gears up or down (without a clutch) as desired. It is not a clutchless manual, which dispenses with a clutch pedal (the clutch is controlled electronically) but in most other respects it operates as a manual transmission.
The Advantages for a Sequential shift:
The Disadvantages for a Sequential shift:
The Majority of race cars (for example Formula 1) use this type of transmission. A great deal of everyday sports (Porsche) cars also use this type of transmission.