BorgWarner supplying DualTronic transmission for 2009 Nissan GT-R

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BorgWarner's (NYSE: BWA) leading dual-clutch transmission technology is showcased at the Tokyo Auto Show on the 2008 Nissan GT-R sports car, dubbed the most eagerly anticipated car in a generation by the automotive press. (Photo: ) "The Nissan GT-R is a great driving machine and one that is a superb platform for experiencing the full range of dual-clutch transmission efficiency, responsiveness, and versatility," said Dr. Bernd Matthes, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Transmission Systems. "We feel privileged to have worked with Nissan on this milestone vehicle, the first GT-R engineered for sale in global markets. This is another key event in the globalization of dual-clutch transmissions, launching BorgWarner's DualTronic(R) technology in a Japanese transmission for the first time. It is also the world's first transaxle dual-clutch transmission -- front engine and rear transmission -- the perfect balance for sports cars." BorgWarner worked with Nissan on the design of the dual-clutch transmission for the GT-R to create a driving experience fitting for a premier sports car. Standard equipment on all GT-Rs, the transmission is a rear transaxle layout, chosen to enhance weight distribution. The transmission features four of BorgWarner's advanced DualTronic(R) transmission technologies including the integrated dual-clutch module, clutch control and shift actuation modules, and synchronizer assemblies. The sports car will go on sale in Japan in December and be available in other markets including the U.S. next year. PR Newswire

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