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Old 07-28-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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ZL1 - Stick VS. Auto = Which Will Be Faster?

Ok ladies and gents, I have never owned a muscle car before but unless the apple cart turns over I intend on getting a ZL1 next year. I can drive a stick but down the 1/4 and/or from a 40 mph stomp on the highway, which do you think would be faster and why?

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Old 07-28-2011, 08:57 PM   #2
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Ok ladies and gents, I have never owned a muscle car before but unless the apple cart turns over I intend on getting a ZL1 next year. I can drive a stick but down the 1/4 and/or from a 40 mph stomp on the highway, which do you think would be faster and why?

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If it compares to the CTS-V expect the Auto to be a tick faster....
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:58 PM   #3
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If it compares to the CTS-V expect the Auto to be a tick faster....



(although the manual will be a BLAST!)
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:03 PM   #4
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I recall Fbodfather saying that even though he was a diehard manual enthusiast, he would seriously consider the automatic in the ZL1. Can't remember what thread that was. However, I would take a manual any day over an auto. So regardless of which one is faster, I'm going that route (plus, less family members/friends will ask to drive it since hardly any of them can drive a stick).
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:22 PM   #5
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with the new technology i would say auto's look at the new 5.0 mustangs, auto's are way faster after a tune. My friends g8 gt with a tune shifted so hard and fast and i believe the tranny in the Z will be similar.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:26 PM   #6
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for a stock ss manual FTW. but i think its awesome that they are offering an auto for the ZL1, something that the shelby doesnt have. i would have to take the auto over the manual
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:31 PM   #7
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The auto definitely faster and more consistent for the average guy. But I think the very fastest times will come from expert manual shifters.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:20 PM   #8
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Autos this day and age have came a longgggg way. But still I don't own any auto car and probably won't in the future unless that is all they offer. I don't care about how much faster it is. There is just something so satisfying about rowing your own gears.
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I've got a feeling the top 10 will be a mixed bag of autos and manuals.
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Auto would probably be a tick faster and more consistant, but no doubt a stick will be more fun
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:39 AM   #11
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I would take a manual any day over an auto. So regardless of which one is faster, I'm going that route (plus, less family members/friends will ask to drive it since hardly any of them can drive a stick).
LOL, I thought of this too. My 16 yr old son has already asked if he could drive the car. NOT likely and even less likely if I get a stick!
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:46 AM   #12
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Everyone made some great points for choosing both the stick or auto. I perused the CTS-V forum last night and noticed that the top 6 or 7 lowest times were all auto with a mixed manual along the way. I am not intending on this being a strip car (by any means) but if some joker pulls along side me on the highway I want to know that he will see my tail lights when I show him 3rd and/or 4th gear. Additionally, I would still want the car to be quick off the line! I have heard good things about the CTS-V auto and I assume that same transmission will come over to the ZL1 since it has performed well in the CTS-V, but none of us know yet. I realize in the end it is all about choice. Although I am leaning toward the stick, I am now beginning to consider the auto idea.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:20 AM   #13
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(plus, less family members/friends will ask to drive it since hardly any of them can drive a stick).

although both my father and brother-in-law know how to drive manual but they would be too scared to drive it because I would flip if they messed her up lol
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I'd be getting this car for fun anyways, so Stick it is.. But, like so many others have said, a great stick driver USED to make for the fastest times, but there are so many advancements with the autos now, that it's tough to really say... I did watch a bone stock C6 Z06 with a tire and stick shift, run 11.0's all day. This guy was an ANIMAL shifting though..
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