It even shifts faster than -Tom-
Because the “short” way of saying transmission in tranny…get it? Get it? Maybe not.
There is a sort of simple pleasure in bliping the throttle and make the smooth transition from sixth to fourth in my car. I also find it almost zen like when rowing through the gears on my DIY Cog Swapper (term coined and copyrighted by me), and have found it to be the case on the last six speed stick shift I drove. But more and more, I find myself stepping away from The Sacred Order of the Third Pedal. The newest breed of slushboxes shift harder, more directly, and faster than the old autoboxes, and the more elite of their breed – the dual clutches like those found on the M3, 911, and GTR and automated manuals like that on the Aventadore – still allow you the visceral feel of a good, solid shift and do it faster than you can process the thought of blinking your eye. Further, a good automated gear box will give you more repeatable and consistent times at the drag strip, and around a road course or your favorite twisty back road you will be able to focus more on setting up your next turn and hitting it just where it needs to be hit than figure out what gear your in.
Still, The Sacred Order is a most righteous and elite order. The mastering of throttle, clutch, and stick is a right of passage all true car people must undergo, a sacred vision quest that leads to the realm of rev matching and getting started on a hill. All things to consider.
What say you?