Hot Rod magazine recently ran an article about the new Mustang Shelby’s dual clutch transmission. I couldn’t understand their explanation of how it is configured. It’s a 7-speed, and from what I could gather clutch A is used exclusively for the odd gear numbers ( 1, 3, 5, & 7), and clutch B is used only for the even gears, (2,4, 6). This sort of makes sense as an automatic transmission usually moves up and down the gears in increments of one gear at a time.
So the part of this scheme I don’t understand is the gear set configuration. I understand theer are two separate clutches, but are there also two separate input shafts? and two separate lay shafts? i.e. are there actually two complete and independent sets of gears in a double clutch transmission?