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Q and A with Satoru Maruyamano: Lexus engineer wanted 8-speed to be world’s first

Satoru Maruyamano has spent 17 of his 28 years with Toyota Motor developing transmissions. So it made sense that he would be the chief engineer for the 2007 Lexus LS460, which has the world’s first eight-speed automatic transmission.

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-06-2006, 02:44 PM
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whoa 8 speed = exessive or obsessive you decide!
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It's the year 2042. A news headline reads...

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post #4 of 6 Old 09-06-2006, 03:24 PM
 
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wow 8 spd auto thats just alil far, man to hit passing gear u'd drop three gears. super low granny gear, slow 2nd gear, average 2nd gear as third gear......., then 8th gear your at 200mph still getting 32mph motoring along at 1200 rpm
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Might as well just make a CVT that can hold decent power. That many gears it's always going to be shifting...
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-06-2006, 07:12 PM
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that is just crazy!
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