Steering wheel-mounted controls

Steering wheel-mounted controls

A short history lesson

Widely used on racing cars from the end of the 1990s, semi-automatic sequential control gearboxes are now increasingly common in many sports cars.

With the six-speed EDC dual-clutch gearbox, Renault Sport was able to introduce this technology from the Clio R.S. onwards.

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Operation of the paddles

Located just behind the steering wheel, two aluminum paddles provide simple controls for the gearbox: the right-hand paddle shifts up the gears, the left-hand one shifts down the gears.

Gearshift times are configured according to the R.S. Drive mode selected.

In Normal and Sport mode, the ECU also enables the gearbox to resume automatic control of the gear changes if the driver does not take action.

These controls are coupled with two performance driving assistance systems: Multi-Change Down and Launch Control.

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