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Old 12-28-2012, 04:46 PM   #36 (permalink)
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CVT actually stands for Continuously Variable Transmission. It consists of two pairs of conical pulleys and a belt encased with free running pusher shackels on it. When the pulleys are squeezed together on one end it enlarges the radius at which the shackels on the belt grip to them, and it drives the other set of pulleys apart lowering the radius at which the belt attacks them.
Unlike other automatic gearboxes it allows an infinite gradiation of the input/output ratio so you can choose your ideal RPM at almost any speed, or accelerate at constant RPM without loss. It is featured by many small and medium sized automatic cars, like my Honda Insight II.
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