F1 Shifting Maser Coupe

Discussion in 'Maserati' started by MaseratiGuy, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. MaseratiGuy

    MaseratiGuy Rookie

    Jul 3, 2004
    What's the best way of doing this? Do you let off the gas slightly when shifting or do you accelarate when shifting?

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  3. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

    Apr 16, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV
    I recently had a short drive in a Maserati Cambiocorsa Coupe. Like all F1, E-Gear, SMG equipped machines, you can shift without lifting the throttle pedal, but i would not suggest it. You should lift off the throttle a little as if you were shifting with a normal manual transmission. I hear though that BMW is coming out with a modified version of the SMG where you can accelerate when shifting? Is this true?

  4. GregD

    GregD Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
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    I lift off the gas slightly as I shift, but when your in the sport mode, they advise you dont need to do this. I dont in sport mode as it shifts faster.
  5. BJS

    BJS Formula Junior

    Jan 18, 2004
    Central FL and SW MI
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    Brad Stephenson
    I find that lifting off the throttle tends to lengthen the shifts, so I no longer lift at all and let the computer do all the work.

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