Re: Future Falcon auto
Germans did have mechanical fuel injected engines in WWII, this fuel injection ment the engine could be upside down, performing high G or neg G manouvour, etc and the fuel supply would not be uninterupted thus maintaining power to complete the action.
Example of this was the BF 109 fighter with the Jumo 210G varient engine with fuel injection and two stage supercharger. The later versions of the BF 109K-4 had the Daimler-Benz DB 605, which had 1550Hp standard, and over 2000Hp of emergency power.
The Allies did not, atleast initally or ever widely have this technology. Spitfires would sputter, lean out and have all sorts of problems.
Spain didn't retire its fleet of 109's until 1967..
6 speeds make perfect sense. A ratio below the current 4 speeds 1st (which usually doesn't change up under WOT until ~80kmph), to assist on take off, a ratio above to assist with fuel economy/NVH.. Peice of cake. Fuel economy increases, performance times improve, NVH is lower, everyone is happy.
Commodores 6 speed implementation is flawed. Long diff gears, combined with economy 6th gear for US corrvettes, combined with the LS1 rather peaky delivery, combined with the Commodores weight and aerodynamics.. Hence flawed. It doesn't have to be that way.. nice tight sensible ratios will do wonders for falcon.