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.
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