More Evidence in the Case for the GT500 and the C8 Sharing a Transmission

Rumors have long claimed that the GT500 and the C8 Corvette would share a manual transmission and an employee newsletter recently uncovered by Road & Track seems to suggest that this will, indeed be the case.

The Tremec newsletter shows the TR-7007 and the TR-9007 dual-clutch transmissions. Though the newsletter is from 2017, it states that Tremec contacted Fassler for a project called “GM-DCT.”

It goes on to talk about dry topics—like that the transmission is being designed in Belgium and built in Queretaro, Mexico—before mentioning that two honing machines to be modified to accommodate another project called “Ford-DCT.”

The newsletter speculated that the transmissions would end up in the mid-engine Corvette and the GT350, though we now know that the Ford one ended up in the GT500.

So, while the newsletter is anything revealing, it’s anything but the gospel.

[source: Road & Track]

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