The Automotive Industry, Briefly

The Dinosaur Emerges

05.19.17 - Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Dinosaurs may have been gone before we got here, but we still know they existed and wonder what the world would be like if these giant lizards hadn’t become extinct. Will that be the same way our children and grandchildren will feel about the manual transmission? Are there going to be cars offered in five, ten and twenty years that have a great manual offered or is this transmission on its way out the door? Here are some cars that still use a manual transmission and make driving as much fun and engaging as it’s ever been to help carry the torch forward and avoid the same fate as the dinosaurs.

Mazda Miata – This lightweight engaged driving car is one that has offered us the fun we’ve wanted on the roads for many years. This car is amazing and it offers us the feel of a British roaster without the worry of reliability. The car still makes use of a great six-speed manual transmission to give you the ride you want to enjoy.

Subaru BRZ – Here’s another impressive sports car that gives you a great setup and makes use of an impressive six-speed manual transmission. This car offers you the lightweight feel you want and 200 horsepower to be quick and decisive on the roads in your area. If you’re looking for a fantastic car with a stick shift, this is one you need to consider.

Dodge Viper – Unfortunately the production of the Viper has ended, but you can still love the drive of a car that has made no apologies for being a car you must drive to understand. This beast brings back the driving dynamics of older cars and makes use of a perfectly tuned six-speed manual for you to enjoy the ride.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – You can still enjoy the awesome performance of this American supercar with a seven-speed manual transmission that makes the shifting better than ever. Check out the Corvette and the fact that it can reach sixty mph in only 3.3 seconds form a standstill if you’re looking for the driving excitement and a manual transmission.

Porsche 911 – Most of the high performance brands on the market don’t offer a true manual transmission, but Porsche still does. This car can be had with a dynamic seven-speed manual transmission that offers you the ability to enjoy the ride and have the engagement you want around the track and on the roads.

Fiat 500 Abarth – Here is something a bit different. The 500 Abarth is an Italian miniature with an attitude. this car gives you an impressive five-speed manual transmission as a choice you can make and allows you to enjoy the way this car performs like the hot hatch you’ve always wanted to be able to drive on the road.

BMW M5 – Here is a car you can have with as much as 560 horsepower and a wonderful six-speed manual transmission. This car is the most powerful sport sedan that comes with this transmission and it makes you want to drive it as often as possible when you feel how easy and firm the ride is with the engagement you’ve been looking for.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 – Of course the Shelby is going to have a manual transmission, this would nearly be sacrilegious to have anything else attached to this amazing engine. Let the 526 horsepower give you a ride you won’t soon forget as you enjoy the amazing performance of this six-speed manual transmission.

Volkswagen Golf R – As the true hot hatch that you want to drive the Golf R is offered with a fantastic amount of power the dynamic suspension and chassis to keep it planted on the road and a fantastic manual transmission for your shifting enjoyment. You’ll love the way this car feels when you’re behind the wheel.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon – You can’t talk about a manual transmission without the Jeep Wrangler and the Rubicon model just makes the drive better. This SUV has had a slew of manuals over the course of history and the six-speed offered makes it easy for you to enjoy rock crawling or trail riding wherever you want to go.

Porsche Cayman GT4 – Here is one of the most exciting cars you can drive that has a manual transmission attached to it. This car is one you’ll love to drive and the incredible performance will blow you away. Let the Cayman GT4 be the car you enjoy with its six-speed manual that can keep you engaged with the ride.



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