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    The manual is not quite dead - 40% of C7 Stingray Corvettes are 7-speed manual transmissions

    GM offers both a manual and automatic transmission for the C7 Corvette Stingray. This is how it should be as the buyer should have the choice although increasingly it is the manufacturer deciding for the buyer. For example, the new Porsche 991 GT3 that is PDK dual clutch only.

    Chevrolet shows they care about enthusiasts by continuing to offer the manual and the manual is proving quite popular. 40% of C7 buyers opt for the 7-speed manual transmission. That is a very healthy number and it proves the manual is not dead.

    However, with the upcoming 8-speed 8L90 automatic this manual uptake rate will likely drop. That said, GM does not plan to stop offering the manual transmission any time soon. As an enthusiast site, we respect that.

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    Well it's a corvette, a sports car. I wouldn't take that car in any other tranny. If it was another car, the % would be like 10 lol.
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    40% is a pathetically low number for that car
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    40% is a high number for manual transmissions. The avg corvette buyers are older and generally dont want manual transmissions.

    Most corvettes you see for sale are autos. I had a guy in our dealership here the other day $#@!ing that he cant get a Z06 or Zr1 with an auto tranny.
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    One should be made to show a shaved puxxy as mandatory compliance when you ask for an an auto tranny on a Corvette
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rdeterman Click here to enlarge
    I had a guy in our dealership here the other day $#@!ing that he cant get a Z06 or Zr1 with an auto tranny.
    Pussy's can't handle a manual car.
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    BTW saw a GT3 991 down the road..... LOL'd at the owner......... nice car for Nancy Boys... PDK is a str8 line trasnmission...............

    disgrace in a GT car........

    laughable in perhaps the best Porker engine ever released

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rdeterman Click here to enlarge
    40% is a high number for manual transmissions. The avg corvette buyers are older and generally dont want manual transmissions.

    Most corvettes you see for sale are autos. I had a guy in our dealership here the other day $#@!ing that he cant get a Z06 or Zr1 with an auto tranny.
    Well he can get the C7 Z06 with the auto...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Group.america Click here to enlarge
    BTW saw a GT3 991 down the road..... LOL'd at the owner......... nice car for Nancy Boys... PDK is a str8 line trasnmission...............

    disgrace in a GT car........

    laughable in perhaps the best Porker engine ever released

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    GT3 PDK allows you disengage the clutches at will. There is nothing girly about that especially when you're faster.

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    the man's transmission will never die. i hope.
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    GT3 with any PDK/DCT is a no no for us old farts... sorry
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    I think it's awesome personally although I wish they offered the choice.

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    Sorry but there is no auto that gives you the feeling that a manual transmission does. NONE!!!! Porsche not offering a manual trans in a GT3 is a disgrace, and I hope their sales suffer but I doubt it. Pussies everywhere now Click here to enlarge.
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    Porsche did it for financial reasons. It"s not like it would have destroyed their business to offer a manual. Just charge the difference for it. Porsche owners pay through the nose for stupid $#@! all the time.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
    Good post. I'd rep you, but it appears I already have recently. I'm excited for this transmission - kudos to GM's engineering team.

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    I wrote an article on the 8-speed you guys should read: http://www.germanboost.com/showthrea...tch-but-can-it

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I wrote an article on the 8-speed you guys should read: http://www.germanboost.com/showthrea...tch-but-can-it
    Downshift and Upshift times, compared with PDK.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
    Downshift and Upshift times, compared with PDK.

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    I wonder how they are measuring this.

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    This whole "manly manual" attitude is, besides slightly amusing, mainly a USA thing.
    In Europe, where we always were a manual gearbox territory, most are now shifting towards an automatic.

    My take on this is that the fastest and least prone to mistakes solution would be the most preferrable.
    With the new generation of automatic and double clutch transmissions is really is a non issue, because you will never be able to beat that mechanism with a manual.
    Unless the manufacturer screws up the paddle configuration, or makes the use of the gearbox, say engage reverse, extremely difficult.
    As long as the gearbox (and the manufacturer) let's you drive the car the way you want to and shift when you want (while protecting the engine, manuals can not prevent mayor screw-ups) I see nothing wrong with an auto solution. IMHO off course.
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    Europeans are able to move on because paddle shifting is seen as 'manly' due to F1. Americans are behind the times. The stupid ones at least.

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