(UPDATED FOR 2018) The manual transmission has inched closer and closer to the endangered-options list for new cars. But fans of the manual transmission can rejoice: Recently, manual transmissions have been trending! Manufacturers have been making it possible to get a stick shift in more new models.
And it’s not limited to wheezing four-cylinders that don’t have enough power to spin an automatic. There are mid-range options with a manual transmission that can be very appealing. Read More “New Cars Available with a Manual Transmission”
There was once a time when a car wasn’t considered a true performance car unless it had a clutch pedal and manual transmission. This gave the driver ultimate control, choosing which gear the vehicle would be in and precisely when to shift, or when not to shift. Read More “Automakers and Consumers Embrace the Manual Transmission Once Again”
We are proud that the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout is returning to the 2017 Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, March 2-5, 2017, at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida.
The four quickest True Street cars will compete in a single-run elimination called the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. The winner will receive a brand-new TREMEC transmission of their choosing. After the True Street competition concludes on Saturday, March 3, TREMEC will host a Racer Appreciation Party before the awards ceremony. Read More “2017 Stick Shift Shootout at the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout”
Not so long ago, it was widely accepted that a true performance car had a manual transmission. In fact, some performance cars were only available with a manual transmission. Well, in the great age that is the 21st century, things have changed. Now the beloved third pedal is being replaced with paddle shifters attached to the steering wheel and a network of passionless electronics connected to them that signal the transmission what to do when the driver commands it. But we’re proud to proclaim that the manual transmission is far from dead. In fact, here are 10 reasons that a manual transmission is still better than an automatic! Read More “10 Reasons a Manual Transmission is Better than an Automatic”
Despite frigid temperatures and the usual threat of snow and freezing rain, January in Detroit is a magical time for automotive enthusiasts. It’s time for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which most simply call the Detroit Auto Show. It’s the first global auto show of the year, and it’s where the world’s automakers make a splash, debuting their new car models and concept vehicles to get the industry revved up for the year. We grabbed a camera and pounded the floor of Detroit’s COBO Hall during media days to explore the new technology and see the new cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs as the silk covers were pulled back and the auto executives shared their thoughts on the industry in 2017. Here’s what we saw and where we think the industry will go this year and beyond.
Read More “An Insider’s Look at the Vehicles of the 2017 Detroit Auto Show”
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