Question of the Day: Can a "Driver's Car" Have an Automatic Gearbox?

Robert Farago
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  • SunnyvaleCA SunnyvaleCA on Sep 01, 2008

    To the directly above... torque converter = power loss, but 400, 500, or 600+ HP = who cares. RWD = power loss, but FWD = unusable power. How much power is lost through a RWD setup anyway? I suspect that on a modern car there is very little difference.

  • Monkeyboy Monkeyboy on Sep 01, 2008

    Easy answer. No. To the question at hand. Drivers drive. Enthusiasts point.

  • TooManyIDs TooManyIDs on Sep 02, 2008

  • SupaMan SupaMan on Sep 02, 2008

    Nope. Automatics kill your fun and dual clutch trannies (trust me, I know) are no equivalent to the experience and simple joy you get with three pedals.