Manual vs Dual Clutch - What's The Best Transmission?

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What's The Best Transmission For A Sports Car? Manual vs DCT
Hyundai Veloster N 6MT vs N DCT - Sponsored by Hyundai.
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The 2021 Hyundai Veloster N now comes with two transmission options: a 6-speed manual transmission, or an 8-speed dual clutch transmission. Which begs the question, which transmission should you pick? In this video we'll explain how manual transmissions work, as well as how dual clutch transmissions work. We'll then look at the inner workings of Hyundai's 6MT as well as their N DCT. Finally, we'll discuss the advantages of each style of transmission by looking at weight, cost, efficiency, performance, shift speed, torque delivery, driver engagement, and gear ratios.

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  • Isaac Sellers

    Isaac Sellers

    20 саат мурун

    I didn’t know I was watching a video on my car’s transmission..N Wet DCT in 21 Sonata N Line

  • Adam T

    Adam T

    Күн мурун

    " the rear wheels." -Hyundai would like to have a word with you.

  • Epikderpywhale


    Күн мурун

    I’m so confused

  • Steve Phillips

    Steve Phillips

    4 күн мурун

    Great explanation of manual vs. Dct. I wondered why they were being used in performance focused cars. Thanks for the video.

  • Jace Murdock

    Jace Murdock

    5 күн мурун

    As a car guy, your videos kick ass in explaining how they work!

  • Ed Guerra

    Ed Guerra

    5 күн мурун

    Excellent video

  • See things clearly Awaken

    See things clearly Awaken

    15 күн мурун

    I appreciate the explanation.

  • AuroraDarkStar


    17 күн мурун

    A manual can launch at whatever revs you want, how do you dump the clutch in a DCT? If you have to push more than one button, that's a deal breaker.

  • Manuja Pillai

    Manuja Pillai

    24 күн мурун

    Very well explained as usual. Thank you so much for all your videos. Makes it so much easier to understand.

  • Michał Kozal

    Michał Kozal

    24 күн мурун

    I drove the same speed on German Autobahn but it was 1993 Subaru SVX, in order to beat it I think I need Tesla or Porsche.

  • michael wolflake

    michael wolflake

    27 күн мурун

    My car has no transmission because my car is imaginary.

  • Mixup 221

    Mixup 221

    Ай мурун

    Manual is fun. DCT is fast.

  • Cory Shook

    Cory Shook

    Ай мурун

    Hyundai has come a very very long way. I will be in the market for a vehicle soon but it won’t be a sports car it’ll be a SUV

  • Jon Eric Fountain

    Jon Eric Fountain

    Ай мурун

    Are the OEM springs linear or progressive? I can’t seem to find this information anywhere.



    Ай мурун

    I don't understand@@

  • sery dfy

    sery dfy

    Ай мурун

    The acceptable danger temporally influence because vulture singly grate save a painstaking salad. magenta, tired effect

  • Charles Porter

    Charles Porter

    Ай мурун

    Is there an engineering (not marketing)reason that there are not more sequential transmissions in performance cars? Seems like a much simpler , cheaper and lighter weight solution than the dual clutch. It could be automated for people who want that, like the MR2 Spyder — just more aggressive logic than in that car. Maybe could even enhance it with a clutch to make it easier to skip over a gear, or to stop at a light. Would it be possible to have a ZERO —Just toothless — gear to act as a neutral? It seems that the MR2 automatic failed cause it was badly executed. Still seems like it was a great concept. Can you explain?

  • k c

    k c

    Ай мурун

    Love that you speak rapidly but extremely concise and understandable. I got lost on the last tranmission, but found with your vids, if I watch them a second time I usually get it. Wish I would have know about you when my son was little, he needed a smart cool guy role model!

  • Mitch Fortson

    Mitch Fortson

    Ай мурун

    Im keeping my manual Veloster N 2020

  • Stevo 59

    Stevo 59

    Ай мурун

    First comment, get your bloody thumbs out of the steering wheel rim!!! Yes, I am an advanced driving instructor

  • GermanCarsRule


    Ай мурун

    Another advantage of DCT’s (or automatics) is resale value because of usability. Only about 15% of the population can drive a manual and so when you sell or trade your car that is your market. Also, you might love a manual but your spouse or SO cannot drive one so their car is down for some reason they cannot drive yours. You have to drive them. I have had both, manuals pretty exclusively on sports cars, automatics for daily drivers but I love the newer dual clutches. I have had three cars with them including a Hyundai Kona and they are generally great. The 7-speed dry DCT in the Hyundai is not as good as this one in the Veloster and overheats more easily but it still moves.

  • Dj Project

    Dj Project

    Ай мурун

    Nicely done sir. I love this Tech stuff! 👍🏻
    I sold high end luxury cars for 15 years. Sold Hyundai the last 5 years of my career back in 2010. Saw the new Sonata and liked it very much. Then Hyundai came out with some other winners like the Elantra, Tucson, and new redesigned Santa Fe. Also loved the Genesis line of cars that has really taken off as of late.

  • Devalck


    Ай мурун

    I own a veloster turbo, but all this N talk is making want to upgrade

  • wolvie45


    Ай мурун

    Both are great until you need to replace the clutch. Manual is way easier and no need to reset the computer to relearn and won't need expensive special tool to remove and replace the clutches.

  • Luis Oller

    Luis Oller

    2 ай мурун

    Awesome, simply awesome

  • SA Aaron

    SA Aaron

    2 ай мурун

    Only a hundred and something dislikes on a vid with 300k views... You must be doing something right bro

  • Eyal Nm

    Eyal Nm

    2 ай мурун

    Your explanations are very interesting but most of your driving you are driving in traffic, it’s not changing gears 1-2-3-3-4-5-6. it’s 1-2-0-1-2-3-0-1-2-3-4-0. Stopping so many times kills the clutch and changing clutch cost double than manual car and it’s something that you don’t have in regular automatic. People that do only city driving with dual clutch transmission change clutch more than once a year

  • Dave Coons

    Dave Coons

    2 ай мурун

    Manuals for those who like to drive, automatics for those who like to win. 😁

  • Yap ZhaoXiang

    Yap ZhaoXiang

    2 ай мурун

    If it's a rwd transmission, how to have two final drive ratio??? The final drive gear is at the rear wheel, in the differential right???Anyone help me😂

  • Paul G

    Paul G

    2 ай мурун

    The best transmission is no transmission. - Elon M.

  • Nick Dwyer

    Nick Dwyer

    2 ай мурун

    Whoever says this guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about is blind and deaf

  • Michael Lee

    Michael Lee

    2 ай мурун

    Waiting for the 2021 model to be available in Australia. Pondering manual auto (I have a Mini 6 speed auto) and it so quick. Now I know the auto N is my choice

  • Closer to truth

    Closer to truth

    2 ай мурун

    Another great informative video Jason. Great job!!

  • Syazwan Wan

    Syazwan Wan

    2 ай мурун

    Dct vs cvt

  • Mohun Ujoodha

    Mohun Ujoodha

    2 ай мурун

    I love my manual transmission in my Baleno. Way eco-friendly and cheap.

  • Yigithan D.

    Yigithan D.

    2 ай мурун

    just gotta love his videos... very educational yet simple and fun

  • Anthony D

    Anthony D

    2 ай мурун

    Thank you for the explanation. Do DCT’s have a clutch pedal to push? If I understand there is no clutch pedal with on the DCT. You would shift through the gears with paddles or a tap of the shifter forward / backward without pressing a clutch pedal... right?

  • Px4164


    2 ай мурун

    Manual is better because is lighter

  • jamfoxs


    2 ай мурун

    Manual easily. Hyundai's DCT is notorious for being clunky at times.

  • Billy Boy

    Billy Boy

    2 ай мурун

    The mDCT was a 2500.00 option on my BMW M2 but the performance is so good that it's an excellent trade-off for me. I did a lot of shifting as a kid but now I want to waft along and take it easy.

  • Brian Stanaland

    Brian Stanaland

    2 ай мурун

    I’ve always thought the Veloster was a neat design. Glad to see Hyundai “hot rod” it.

  • Angl0sax0nknight


    3 ай мурун

    Curious how Hyundai duel clutch is compared to the PDK....

  • lannym


    3 ай мурун

    whiteboard = manual transmission, digital overlay = DCT

  • Paul


    3 ай мурун

    What a amazing video damn

  • Lai Rex

    Lai Rex

    3 ай мурун

    I can’t imagine how much crank was the guy smoking when he invented the transmission? Lol

  • Allen Loser

    Allen Loser

    3 ай мурун

    The power band of my 2004 VW TDI is from about 1,500 rpm to 2,500 rpm. It has a five speed manual transmission. Shifting at 2,200 rpm is common except for the 1 to 2 shift. I sometime skip a gear in light load conditions.
    I learned to drive on cars with three and four speed transmissions.
    An engine's power band is too narrow if more than five forward gears are needed

  • Shevet Levi

    Shevet Levi

    3 ай мурун

    Gets to the heart of the matter at 8:33 . Tough choice for me. I've never owned an automatic and the only time I drive one is when I rent a car. Numbers are important to me although I've never come close to seeing the top speed of any car I've owned. I equate 140 lbs. lighter with being more nimble. On the other hand I'd like that 0-62mph in the 5's (with the DCT) and acceleration is a trait we see everyday. But the bottom line is fun isn't it? Yep, I think I'll pick engagement and fun over a half second faster to 62; manual transmission it is. Also since only 18% of Americans drive a manual it's a built in theft deterrent. Thanks guys.

  • R. Brown

    R. Brown

    3 ай мурун

    Drive a regular Veloster since 2103 and love it. Gets excellent gas mileage and for the first few years I received a lot of positive comments about the styling, not so much any more as there are alot more on the road. It would be great if they made a AWD version of the N model.

  • Jupiter Technology 12.000

    Jupiter Technology 12.000

    3 ай мурун

    How old are You Jason?

  • felix conde

    felix conde

    3 ай мурун

    How do you service this yourself?

  • pitoms


    3 ай мурун

    The best transmission is the coronavirus

  • Hreb


    3 ай мурун

    Why would you ever need multiple final drive ratios for a single transmission? Why wouldn't they just pick one FD ratio, and then adjust the individual gear ratios accordingly to get the same effect?

  • Maj0r Muffin

    Maj0r Muffin

    3 ай мурун

    I just hope buyers of the dct don't experience the same problems we manual drivers have with faulty transmissions. I own an i30n and Engaging 6th gear is a real game of luck sometimes. Still waiting for Hyundai to fix this issue.
    If the dct was available 1,5 years ago when I bought the car, I would surely have gone for that.

  • colla 555

    colla 555

    3 ай мурун

    Automatic, newer BWM M models get an automatic for example

  • steve thomas

    steve thomas

    3 ай мурун

    Jason, hope you get the opportunity to test drive the other upcoming N models. Not a fan of the Veloster and will be very interested in the Elantra & Kona N. I will have to admit halfway through your video I thought "hope there isn't a test". The slower less efficient manual transmission for me

  • steve thomas

    steve thomas

    3 ай мурун

    With different final drive ratios, is there a difference in top speed?

  • mike goettina

    mike goettina

    3 ай мурун

    my 6 speed in my mustang with 463 hp at the rear wheels and under 3000 lb no need for all the crap

  • mike goettina

    mike goettina

    3 ай мурун

    ps if it has no clutch it is a crap city car for city boys

  • mike goettina

    mike goettina

    3 ай мурун

    Manual is best as it not ran by a computer. computer suck in cars a real car has no computer and a real dash no fing tv screen on you dash no cell phone charger just a good real ride not all the new crap rides no fing cameras are needed and a real am fm radio with a real tape player as disks players suck the best tapes wear 8 tracks

  • datsuntoyy


    3 ай мурун

    My biggest worry is that in that momentary time where both clutches are engaged its causing them to slip some till one fully takes over, it is causing excessive wear. I have a DSG with 104k on it and wonder about it's life span.

  • Canadian Rocketboy

    Canadian Rocketboy

    3 ай мурун

    Based on the footage (@ 0:30), the Autobahn drive was, if not illegal, then certainly impolite. There's nobody in the right lane being passed by you, so you should be in the right lane. Pretty inconsiderate behavior towards the guy who could be coming up behind you at 230mph in his Veyron!

  • Supreme Relaxation

    Supreme Relaxation

    3 ай мурун

    Will BMW ever make manual cars again that are available in the USA?

  • jungjoon choi

    jungjoon choi

    3 ай мурун

    How about cvt?

  • Wandering Wraith

    Wandering Wraith

    3 ай мурун

    If I buy a project I’m getting a manual but I love the 7speed AT in my daily 370z.

  • Insert Name Here

    Insert Name Here

    3 ай мурун

    2:20 I thought he actually put his foot on the board. 😂

  • bravojonas


    3 ай мурун

    Did get a dct kia stonic. Regreting it now. Manual next time again. Hate how it thinks it knows better than me wich gear to choose.

  • Nyum91 RedZonE Toramer

    Nyum91 RedZonE Toramer

    4 ай мурун

    MANUAL for life homie

  • Afrocanuk


    4 ай мурун

    I stick with the traditional 5-speed manual transmission thanks. Anyone who knows cars know its best to keep it clean, simple & reliable.

  • Robert Kesselring

    Robert Kesselring

    4 ай мурун

    9:36 When was the last time you tried to bump start a car? If your battery is too low, you wont have enough to power up the ECM and pulse the injectors, so bump start wont work except in a very narrow range of conditions where you still have enough battery for the ECM, but not quite enough to start the engine.

  • lake holder

    lake holder

    4 ай мурун

    Im confused why theres 2 different final drives for every other gear. Why wpuld you want 3.8 for 1st and 2nd (great for acceleration) and then 3rd and 4th is 2.7 (not as good for accel)???

  • stan


    4 ай мурун

    most manuals are able to hold more power than stock which is a huge advantage when modding

  • Bill Turner

    Bill Turner

    4 ай мурун

    Thank you again!!
    I finally understand DCT's.

  • Invin cibles

    Invin cibles

    4 ай мурун

    This was immensely infiormative and was great to watch. Could you possibly do a comparison between the 3 cylinder engines BMW is using on their mini coopers, new 1 series and in the BMW R8 and compare that to something comparative? Sublimely good engine for a 3 cylinder which is refined well but hardly talked about technically!
    would love to know about the transmission of the mini f56 models!
    thank you for the content

  • Space Time

    Space Time

    4 ай мурун

    Well explained, but one major Disadvantage of the DCT is that it is controlled by a computer and the program it is running. Many DCTs will prevent upshift & downshift that will not cause redline and will automatically upshift & downshift when in manual 'M' mode (i.e., PDK), hence there is really no true manual mode at all. A manual gearbox doesn't have that problem.

  • subiestevo


    4 ай мурун

    Pretty terrible gas mileage for FWD. My GTI although slightly slower stock (not tuned) gets way better mpg.

  • Sanjay Pratap

    Sanjay Pratap

    4 ай мурун

    Anybody else wondering why alternating gears operate on different final drive ratios?
    Logistics aside, I'd have thought it would make sense to have a more torque focused ratio for lower gears and less conversion and thus less loss in higher gears...
    Can anybody here explain the implementation in the Hyundai N-DCT ??

  • Panav Mendiratta

    Panav Mendiratta

    4 ай мурун

    Best Car teacher ever
    Keep it up man

  • Bhigr Bond

    Bhigr Bond

    4 ай мурун

    I love your explanation of the dual clutch transmission. It is immediately clear how it works. Great job of explaining a complex transmission in simple terms.



    4 ай мурун

    Perhaps you will analyze the process: a return bearing is inserted into the bicycle pedal axis (freewheel without backlash). In the working sector, the torque increases and the radius of the pedal is increased. It could be very interesting for everyone. Thanks.

  • Jared Oldhouser

    Jared Oldhouser

    4 ай мурун

    If your car has 2 pedals, you are not a man.........lmao

  • David Sumner

    David Sumner

    4 ай мурун

    Is it possible to have a clutch failure, where both clutches would be engaged at once? Sounds disastrous!

  • Dave B

    Dave B

    4 ай мурун

    *I'm sorry but a hyundai isn't a real sports car* . They are like copy cat generic knock offs of BMWs MBs and other cars like they had a hyundai that looked just like a jaguar called the xjs300 instead of the jaguar xj300 they even had the same shitty reliability. Knock off cars. I drove a new one with a tiptronic knock off transmission and shifting from 2nd to 1st was so off that I nearly got rear ended because the ratio was so bad. Better to buy a used sports car then a new hyundai

  • Paul Davison

    Paul Davison

    4 ай мурун

    Thank you to the companies that give people the choice of manual or DCT. I thoroughly enjoy my DCT car and will never own another manual transmission car. I drive my car in manual mode most the time, but when I don't even want to think about shifting, I let the car do it.

  • saneauto


    4 ай мурун

    It just dawned on me why we all say "as you can see" on our automotive channels. Its all your fault Jason

  • Tony Mattisson

    Tony Mattisson

    4 ай мурун

    I bought my Hyundai i40 1.7L turbo diesel 2016 with a DCT transmission in it. It has gone long at 190000km. Anyone know about the quality of the 7-speed DCT transmission from Hyundai? The only thing I've noticed so far is when the car is cold and I start driving. It's then feels rougher and like it slips. Wondering if an DCT transmission oil change would help it to feel a little smoother when it's cold started? Any hacks of getting the temperature up on the oil. Like haveing the gear selector in N(neutral) or P(park) for some time to warm it up faster before I drive away? It feels like it takes longer for it to get it to change into 2nd gear as well when cold. Otherwise with the 1.7L CRDi with DCT feels awesome when I accelerate it fast in the sport mode. I'm happy with it so far.

  • ussling


    4 ай мурун

    Three pedals and a shift lever. Anything else is blasphemy.
    More parts and electronic felgercarb = more things to break and more money to repair.

  • Vorch


    4 ай мурун

    I personally find that highly boosted 4-cylinder engines feel terrible with a DCT. Without a torque converter to let the turbo spool up, you end up with clutch slip off-boost and massive lag. The shift time difference between even the best DCTs (Porsche PDK) and industry-standard torque converter automatics (ZF 8HP) is imperceptible in regular driving and I would take a torque converter over a DCT for a daily driver for reasons of better drivability, durability and lower maintenance.

  • A-Frame-Wedge


    4 ай мурун

    Manual is more reliable, so it is the best.

  • Nathan Hamers

    Nathan Hamers

    4 ай мурун

    Just one thing that i'm wondering is with the dual clutch transmission. When in first 1 and and 2 are meshed. then shifting only takes a clutch swap. but in second 2 and 3 are meshed. But does that mean that going from second to fist the synchroniser has to change from 3 to 1 first? and then swap the clutch resulting in a much slower down shift than upshift?

  • James Larsen

    James Larsen

    4 ай мурун

    After having a zf-8 in my 2016 a6 that needed complete replacement around 30k miles at a cost of 12k billed to Audi cpo and then started to act up again two months later .... then wife’s 2016 s5 dual clutch started to act up I had enough of these complex transmissions. We do not beat on our cars at all. I went to a manual Tacoma and she to a model 3 performance. Either a manual or no transmission for me

  • Bear Claw

    Bear Claw

    4 ай мурун

    Jason nailed it as always. I could actual follow along thanks to his meticulous drawings. Well done good man.

  • Fred Minter

    Fred Minter

    4 ай мурун

    From my perspective the advantage of a manual is threefold. 1st is the ability to skip gears. I hate having to go through multiple actions to get to the gear I want. Which brings up the 2nd advantage, not having to "remember" whether I have made 2 downshifts or 3. The final advantage to me is a spin off of the second, I can tell which gear I am in just by the feel of where the gearshift is, I don't have to look at a readout to tell me thus not having my concentration interrupted at an inopportune time. It might be argued also that in a track enviorenment the "quicker" lap time may be offset with the possibility of being abke to stretch an extra lap out if the fuel or having a fractionally faster refuel time. Besides, they are more fun!

  • Peter Koch

    Peter Koch

    4 ай мурун

    I have a single-speed zero-clutch transmission in my car 😉.

  • Oliver Hoffmann

    Oliver Hoffmann

    4 ай мурун

    Eventually, there will be an autonomous vehicle that drives faster than a human with a DCT. Will that be better? No, because it's driver involvement, not lap times, that makes it better. There's a pleasure to driving a manual that is absent in the DCT, regardless of how fast it shifts.

  • 86surge


    4 ай мурун

    where's the nurburgerking footage?

  • Bradley Bates

    Bradley Bates

    4 ай мурун

    i have a 2020 sonata with the 1.6T (thanks to this channel) it also has a 7 speed DCT, love the package but slow city driving can be a little jolty from the transmission shifts, but that's what makes highway merging so fun. wish there was a sport mode and calm mode for the transmission

  • mvelandia


    4 ай мурун

    commercials are getting unmanageable - didn't make it past the manual trans explanation :(

  • vhjioa


    4 ай мурун

    Drawings are really top notch! As pedagogical it can get 😃👏

  • Bob the Hat King

    Bob the Hat King

    4 ай мурун

    No transmission is the best transmission in 2020 🙃

  • AwesomeMachine


    4 ай мурун

    Me trying to be faster than a dct shifting like a psycho