Where's the Standard!

Discussion in '2002 Cadillac Cien Concept' started by Mark, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. In my opinion, a true sports car/Supercar, should have a standard transmission available. I noticed this with the XLR, and the S-Type R and a number of other upcoming cars. What are the manufacturers thinking, standards are lighter, cheaper, faster, and better on gas, and most important, The best and most fun to drive! Am I the only one disapointed at the trend of disappearing standard transmissions?
     
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    <b>In my opinion, a true sports car/Supercar, should have a standard transmission available. I noticed this with the XLR, and the S-Type R and a number of other upcoming cars. What are the manufacturers thinking, standards are lighter, cheaper, faster, and better on gas, and most important, The best and most fun to drive! Am I the only one disapointed at the trend of disappearing standard transmissions?</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Basically, because now days, they can create automatics that are just as fuel efficent as a manual. Secondly, because more people buy automatic trannies.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    your opinon is gay mark!
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    The trend with supercars is to use the paddle-style semi-auto trannys because they perform better. You might know that this is the style of transmission in formula one race cars. When the driver presses the paddle it is computer-controlled and the shifts happen in like 100 milliseconds or something like that, so as manufacturers are bringing out new supercars, they are opting for this semi-auto because it gives equal or higher performance of a standard but the ease of an auto, which is more appealing to consumers.
     

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