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    Would you get a manual or automatic C7?

    With the 2015 C7 both the Stingray and the Z06 getting the GM 8L90 automatic 8-speed option would you get an auto or manual?

    I have been seriously considering the C7 and will pick one up hopefully this year at some point. I would definitely go with a 2015 model due to the changes.

    Now, Chevy is making some bold claims. I find this pretty damn hard to believe:

    "We used Porsche's PDK for reference. Our upshift times under full throttle are actually slightly quicker than the Porsche's."

    You're telling me this automatic is up-shifting faster than the Porsche PDK? And it handles 737 pound-feet of torque out the box?

    It's pretty difficult to argue against the 8-speed auto if this is all accurate. It should be be quicker than the manual, more consistent, and easier to launch.

    It won't be as fun though.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    It won't be as fun though.
    For this reason, I'd get a manual.

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    If it's main purpose was going to be drag racing, AT all day long. If it'll be more of a weekend warrior, cruiser, DD and only see occasional track use, MT for sure. It'd get real boring DDing this car in an AT.
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    Manual, of course. GM made gearboxes suck. The best thing they ever did in the transmission dept was partner with Allison. I'll be interested to hear the reviews of the auto box when it comes out but I think the writing is on the wall. If American car makers every want to be taken seriously they need to move away from the lazy misconception that the only alternative to a manual is a torque converted automatic. But at least they still offer a manual, whereas Porsche dumped it altogether. But hey, when the PDK performs better than it's manual counterpart in every way, I don't see the problem with dumping it.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
    Manual, of course. GM made gearboxes suck. The best thing they ever did in the transmission dept was partner with Allison. I'll be interested to hear the reviews of the auto box when it comes out but I think the writing is on the wall. If American car makers every want to be taken seriously they need to move away from the lazy misconception that the only alternative to a manual is a torque converted automatic. But at least they still offer a manual, whereas Porsche dumped it altogether. But hey, when the PDK performs better than it's manual counterpart in every way, I don't see the problem with dumping it.
    Porsche only dumped it in the GT3 and Turbo models. I don't understand why they did it in the Turbo. That is a big change but they still offer manuals in the Boxster, Cayman, and other 911's.

    The GT3 is just so low volume they had to pick one. Additionally, it was needed for the performance advantage.

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    MANUAL is so much better on the C7s I have driven... then again I am an old biased dog Click here to enlarge
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    How are so many people getting to drive these already?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    How are so many people getting to drive these already?

    Many in tristate area

    see http://www.kerbeck.com/kerbeck/kerbe...ette_inventory
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    We are taking one out tomorrow or if the rain stops some time this week with a new fandangled video thingy to do a full day's road test and track test.... plus a 1 mile run (If Chevy lets my mate)
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Group.america Click here to enlarge
    That's quite a bit in stock. Damn, you can probably deal on these a little bit already. I like this one: http://www.kerbeckatlanticcity.com/f...YC2D76E5109336

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    Manual all day. A Vette isn't a Vette with an auto or DCT or whatever you want to call a car with an automated clutch. Especially on a ZO6 which will pretty much just destroy everything it comes across anyways.

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    I suppose the real option is just to add so much power it doesn't matter what the trans is.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I suppose the real option is just to add so much power it doesn't matter what the trans is.

    Winner winner

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    I was looking... actually drooling over buying a 2014 MP4-12c this year then............

    I got side tracked by the C7 Vette and the available tuning (read FI options)..... then

    The girly Porsche GT3 (only joking)....... now

    The Z06 version of the C7 which is a poor man's McLaren without the comfort at speed option... then

    One could buy an E9x M3 and twin turbo it....... or a new E63 AMG Merc with upgrades etc etc......... so many options for less than the $270k a spider version that the McLaren costs... but

    I think the hotted up version of the basic C7 ( Hennessy http://www.hennesseyperformance.com/hptwtuup1.html ) will be more common than not

    I think we will see many 1000 whp C7 beasts in all carnations in the wild in 2014.........

    Which kind of makes a boring sleeper white E92 with the Undercover SAAD treatment kind of compelling... especially when one can get a 2011-2012 model with very low miles for $40k or LESS... and with 30-40k in FI and internal upgrades would give one the fastest car in the Hamptons........... food for thought
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