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Originally Posted by Never I do find it funny that the race car uses paddles but it only comes in a manual because a manual is 'quicker' I think I

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Old 06-20-2012, 07:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I do find it funny that the race car uses paddles but it only comes in a manual because a manual is 'quicker'
I think I read they stuck to a manual out of tradition more than anything.
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I do find it funny that the race car uses paddles but it only comes in a manual because a manual is 'quicker'
Manual isn't quicker in most performance cars these days, but I'll still only buy manual, because for me, it's much more fun to drive. Who said manual is quicker? Where? Why? When?
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i think SRT is really doing this one right, like porsche does, by starting with the GTS-R and then scaling it back to turn it into a road car. in my experience... that's the best way to go about making a new performance car
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Manual isn't quicker in most performance cars these days, but I'll still only buy manual, because for me, it's much more fun to drive. Who said manual is quicker? Where? Why? When?
Auto can most assuradly be faster... look at the 7AT

I agree tho, driving a manual is way more fun...
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AT's have only gotten faster in the past few years once they started giving them equal numbers of gears (or more) to the manuals and matching the axle ratios. they have also improved the power loss from the transmission itself as well as made them shift faster and smoother than ever. up until about 10 years ago (maybe less), just about every car that was offered in both manual and auto, the manual was faster in both 0-60 times and 1/4 mile. now that's not as true.

the viper is a manual only for the same reason that the Z06 (at least for now) is only a manual. it's about saving weight and catering to the majority of customers. the race car is exactly that so it gets the fastest, strongest transmission you can get in it
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Just to be correct most of high end cars don't have traditional automatic transmissions. They have automated dual clutch systems. More of an automated manual tranny. Yeah machines shift faster than people!

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