King of Spammers
20 Year Member
- Oct 22, 2000
Yeah, you'd think it's the end of the world on Rennlist, yet more and more people are buying automatics. I keep this short story around every time one of them gets on a Manual soapbox.Based on Autotrader listings it seems to be about 10 pdk cars for every manual car. That sadly means you almost always pay a premium for manual.
Why Lamborghini Trashed the Manual Transmission
Badgered about the lack of a manual by journalists during a tech session on the new Huracán at the automakers headquarters in SantAgata Bolognese last week, chief engineer Maurizio Reggiani brought up the fact that just five percent of Gallardo orders were for a manual. Mid-sentence, he was interrupted by company CEO Stephan Winkelmann who commented that the 5 percent statistic was ancient.
Close to zero percent Gallardos were ordered in manual, he said.
In fact, orders for a manual transmission were so few and far between admits Winkelman that every time one came in they had to go back and re-check the order form, confirming with the dealership that a mistake hadnt been made.