The Automated Manual Transmission for the Lamborghini Aventador
With the new flagship model, the Aventador, Lamborghini ran counter to the industry trend of fitting Dual Clutch Transmissions. Oerlikon Graziano instead developed a tightly packaged customised Automated Manual Transmission which handles 750 Nm of torque and provides shift speeds of just 50 ms.
Reasons for the Automated Manual Transmission
There is a renewed interest in Automated Manual Transmissions (AMT) from sectors of the automotive industry such as supercar and hybrid vehicle manufacturers. The combination of compact packaging, high efficiency, and new evolutions in control strategy means that for some of these applications an AMT is more suitable than a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) or conventional manual transmission.