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You might be familiar with H-pattern gearboxes but each transmission has its own advantages and different applications.

Sequential transmissions are primarily used in racing with its split-second gear transitions a massive benefit and staying in the power band. A simple shift of the gear level - either up or down - changes gears within split seconds.

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In addition, more and more cars come equipped with paddle-shifts on the steering wheel and slowly phasing out the H-pattern variations.

The guys at Donut Media explain the difference between the two.

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