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Old 07-29-2011, 08:32 AM   #15
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Auto will ET a tenth or 2 quicker, manaual will trap a mile or 2 faster.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:17 AM   #16
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AUTO if you want consistency, reliability, and still get the pinch faster! IMHO Also believe the auto will have some special gearing and guts to match the added HP and Torque. The auto will be a hoot! Can't wait...... starting to rob the little piggy banks lying around.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:17 AM   #17
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I'm torn, too. While I know the stick out be more fun, I know an auto' would be best at the strip. Also, if I go with an auto', I'll be getting a converter, and you'll be hard pressed to find most M6 guys drive by a tuned auto' with a big converter. That might be a little cheating, but since I agree with about all the posts already, I thought I'd add a little something different. Coming from an '02 with an SS3800, that converter TOTALLY changed the car. It would fall on it's face in some circumstances with the stock converter, and with the Yank in there, it never faultered. Because it was relatively loose, it required a fair amount of tuning, but when complete, it was BAD@$$!!!

It's going to be a tough decision...
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:37 AM   #18
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I have heard that the The 6L90 auto trans is a bad Mamma Jamma and capable of 700+ RWHP with good reliability. Of course this is some of the info I have heard as I have no first hand experience with this.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:40 AM   #19
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I have owned many Muscle cars over the years and the auto is almost always faster by fractions.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:45 AM   #20
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:57 AM   #21
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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!
I'd say let him drive it if he's competent with other vehicles... but ONLY when you're in the car with him.

I remember doing a 540 degree spin in my Dad's Lincoln town car while on a gravel road and going around a big farm tractor at high speed when I was about that age. When you're young and invincible, there's almost always some kryptonite laying around someplace.

Said tractor pulled me out of the deep ditch with no damage to the car or myself. This was when I learned that oversteer is not your friend.


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Old 07-29-2011, 10:01 AM   #22
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It depends on if you mean faster at the strip or faster at the track.

At the strip the automatic will probably be a bit faster in the quarter.

At the track, such as at Laguna Seca, the manual will provide faster lap times.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:15 AM   #23
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Concerning the manual vs auto question, as I've said before, part of the fun of driving is anticipating the road ahead and the constant planning of what gear and how much throttle will best get me around the next curve I see coming up.

Even if the auto trans is faster, my heart says I will enjoy the manual more. That is enough to make my decision. Besides that, I figure the performance traction management will help whittle the difference to a minimum.

If in the future they offer an autopilot, I'll probably keep that on manual as well.


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Old 07-29-2011, 10:23 AM   #24
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It would be nice to have a remote start...but I just can't see myself driving an automatic sports car.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:29 AM   #25
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It would be nice to have a remote start...but I just can't see myself driving an automatic sports car.


It would definitely be really sweet to be able to remote start my ZL1 with my phone via the Onstar app but there's no way I could bring myself to order this car in an auto.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:42 AM   #26
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It would be nice to have a remote start...but I just can't see myself driving an automatic sports car.
You can get remote start on Standards. Just gotta leave the gear in neutral when ya park.
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:35 PM   #27
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How will we know which to buy? I am a manual guy all around but everyone says the auto woll be faster. Fbodfather says that his experience with the auto in the ZL1 sold him. There will be so few cars available at intro that I doubt that test drives will be available.
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:23 PM   #28
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How will we know which to buy? I am a manual guy all around but everyone says the auto woll be faster. Fbodfather says that his experience with the auto in the ZL1 sold him. There will be so few cars available at intro that I doubt that test drives will be available.
I hear ya Bro. I am in the same place as you. I have never driven a Camaro so the wife and I went to a large dealership in the Houston area and I test drove a 2SS auto last night. Didnt take me long to figure out that there is just something missing in a high performance car when you are not in control of the shift. I have decided to concede the 2/10's E.T. time at the strip that the auto will supposedly provide and go with the stick so I can have some fun!

In the end, it's all about choice and what makes you happy.
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