What is the point of having 500 HP if you can't slam through the gears and remove some rubber from your rear tires???
But an automatic in a sports car?
What is the point? Well with the auto, you can slam that go pedal and leave plenty of rubber behind and still get up and go. A lot of incapable drivers can't get those cars off the line for the life of them. I sure would love a 2nd car for stick, but my automatic does great..
I love the people that are uneducated on the fact that an automatic is still just as good, if not better because of consistency. Sure a stock auto vs a stick from a dig may not always get them off the line (because the stick driver launches it above 3k easy), but same goes with the track- if you take a auto GT put a converter on it with DR's, you can kiss that manual goodbye..
My favorite thing through highschool: Getting cracked on because my GT is automatic. Most commonly heard things include:
It must be hard to get an automatic to do a burnout/spin the tires..
My car will win because it is lighter and stick(dumb ricers)
That car can NOT do 13's, it is prob running high 14's.
Thats a girls car.
You can't put it sideways and drift it.
It is harder to keep it under control, especially if it has a s/c.. 500hp is way too much for the auto to handle.
So many dumb opinions.. It is funny people have stated in this thread that the experience from driving a 5spd manual vs a 5spd auto is nothing to compare.. I do not see how this is possible? My friend has a 05 5spd manual gt, i drive it whenever i want and honestly, it is fun but it is NOT ANYMORE THRILLING THEN AN AUTO.. Sorry guys, deflate your ego's a bit
My car can chirp from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd like a Manual, i can never miss a shift and it can downshift just as fast.. All you guys have on us auto guys is you can downshift to slow the car down.. =).. If i could keep this car and buy a 2nd GT, it would be a stick.. For weekend fun, auto for DD.
manual please, test drove a manual gt500, used 08 model. it has a major pee your pants factor.
The pee your pants factor is not the stick, its the 5.4L S/C V8 pushing 500hp that will do it..