For years there has been a vigorous debate among street car enthusiasts as to which transmission is best. Lots of shouting about the virtues of manual transmissions has been heard. And yet, less than 3% of street cars are sold with manuals.
On the road racing side of the world, things are different. Most race cars have manual gearboxes. But changes are afoot. Paddle shifting has slowly trickled down from its appearance in F1 in the mid-'90s to a few appearances at the amateur level. Paddle shifting has been executed as single clutch, dual clutch and with planetary/torque converter 'boxes. This trend is likely to continue as more and more donor cars have some form of shift automation.
Practicalities aside, we'd like to know what your preferred gearbox is for racing. Take the survey by clicking on the link below:
We'll publish the results in an upcoming issue of the Winding Road Racing newsletter.
“What do the best drivers do?” Jeff has worked with them; Colin has co-driven with them, raced against them, and is one of them.
Genesis has unveiled its stunning Genesis X Convertible concept at a special event in California. The four-seater convertible joins the X Concept and X Speedium Coupe (which we showcased back in August)
Porsche Design will auction two very special design icons that are inseparably linked to the brand’s founder and designer of the Porsche 911, F. A. Porsche, and Porsche Design’s founding year 1972.
“I don’t really know what an apex is, or why it matters to me.” And this was from an instructor! Just as he was saying this, another instructor walked up, nodded, and said, “Yeah, same here.”