As per the title, I hope the next batch of high-performance cars (SVT, GT350/500, etc) have an option for an automatic. Just the mere option of it would allow people to cross-shop more effectively and also broaden sales. It's a win-win.
Those who want a manual will get one...those who want an automatic will get one. It doesn't get any more simple.
That being said...I wouldn't bet on actually seeing an auto for the 2016. I'm hoping I'm wrong, but I don't see them doing it anytime soon.
The fact they put paddle shifters on the 6R80 for 2015, though...shows that they are making progress. Something to compete with the Chevy and Dodge offerings would be nice...as in ZL1 and Hellcat transmission choices.
2013 Mustang GT - 402A GT/CS - 6R80 - Glass Roof - Engine Block Heater - SGM Exterior - CB/Miko Interior
Steeda Adjustable PHB (Street) and Steeda PH Brace, Stainless Works Retro Catback Exhaust...