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Hyundai Rev-Matching Manual Transmission Rumored

Fast and fun to drive, the number one complaint with the Hyundai Genesis Coupe is its vague manual transmission. Looking to solve that, Hyundai is rumored to be testing a new unit that incorporates rev-matching technology.

A well-connected source has confirmed that Hyundai is investigating a rev-matching system, similar to the SyncroRev Match found in the Nissan 370Z. This technology allows for smooth downshifts by automatically blipping the carís throttle, matching the engine speed with the speed of the wheels.

Essentially a replacement for heel-toe downshifting the car does all the work, ensuring a smooth downshift every time.

A quick call to Hyundai did not confirm or deny the rumor.

ďWe are always looking at new technologies at Hyundai,Ē Derek Joyce, from Hyundai Product communications said. ďAutomatic rev-matching is an interesting idea, but we canít say anything about it right now.Ē

Hyundai isnít the only company investigating rev-matching technology for its manual gearbox. Porsche has stated that it will add the rev-matching technology to the upcoming 2013 Carrera 4 and 4S models.
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