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Should the 2016-2017 Ford GT come with a manual transmission?

Asked by: ILoveCars
  • Yea I think it should!!!

    In case ya guys don't know the Z06, Hellcat, Viper, and Ford's own, now-defunct GT500 use manual transmissions. So should this one. With the manual I got 0-60 mph in 3.22 seconds and 0-100 mph in 7.26 seconds. The 1/4-mile is completed in 11.33 seconds at 128.8 mph with this transmission. Check it out on Vimulator!

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  • Standard transmission > automatic transmission

    If this car comes with an automatic transmission then anybody can hold you up at gunpoint and steal it. Owning a manual transmission makes things like that much more unlikely since nobody knows how to drive one anymore, except for the people who can afford them. On a more serious note if I wanted a leisure car with good fuel economy, and an extra hand so I can be extra distracted by a cellphone, I would buy the Ford Focus in an automatic.

  • True driving is manual!

    The manual shift transmission is the essence of driving. It means the driver is in constant contact with the engine, the revs, the timing of the power transfer. I had a Jag XKR with paddle-shifters. The result: paddle shifters are 10% of the fun you get out of a manual transmission. Candidly, i won't buy this car till the manual transmission is in it.

  • Manual option is needed

    The new Ford GT should come with a stick shift and with a paddle shifter. Manual transmissions are a lot better than automatic. People who dive a manual vehicle actually feels how the vehicle feels and what it is capable of doing. People who drive a manual know how to shift and when to shift and how to get their adrenaline running.
    The opposition may say that the new Ford GT does not need a manual transmission. It takes longer to shift and the car will not go as fast. Shifting will wear out the clutch then the car will need a new one. Manual transmissions will blow the engine.
    While shifting can take less time and can go a lot faster. If the clutch wears out buy a new one. Manual transmissions will not explode the engines if people know how to shift right. If people know how to shift then the engine will not blow up and the car will be just fine.

  • Yes! But with a paddle shift.

    I think driving should be almost completely up to the driver, having an automatic box wouldn't be completely as enveloping and enjoyable. A paddle shift gearbox would be a great addition to a great car. You shouldn't let the car do everything for you, you need an all round experience.

  • Yes but with paddle shift.

    Manual transmission is life, manual transmission is love. Manual transmission as the others have said is essential for the true experience of racing. Whether you want to get the car to drift or just for pure racing adrenaline, automatic transmission just can't do the job as well. And of course it should come with paddle shift. Shifting without clutch is much more efficient plus It's freaking 2016-17.

  • Manual Transmissions are better for racing

    The reason you by cars like this isn't to dive 40km/hour to pick your kid up from school or go to the dentist. You get them to drive on the open road and get the racing experience with out being a professional driver, so then pull out all the stops to get that racing experience.

  • Yes! But with a paddle shift.

    I think driving should be almost completely up to the driver, having an automatic box wouldn't be completely as enveloping and enjoyable. A paddle shift gearbox would be a great addition to a great car. You shouldn't let the car do everything for you, you need an all round experience.


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ILoveCars says2015-02-27T02:50:57.693
New Ford GT DCT gear ratios revealed!!! Like them or no?

Gear ratios:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; FD
4.70, 2.50, 1.70, 1.20, 1.00, 0.80, 0.60; 2.20

Also the transmission shifts in an ultimately fast 180 milliseconds! Not bad considering the 8-speed auto in the Challenger Hellcat shifts in 160 ms (estimated throttle lag of 470 ms) and the one in the Z06 shifts in 142 (est. Throttle lag of 560 ms).
TBR says2015-02-27T19:46:26.817
You talking paddle-shift or a real gearbox? Paddle-sifters are fun and interesting, but they are clearly NOT a manual transmission.
ILoveCars says2015-02-28T02:37:42.913
A real gearbox.
ILoveCars says2015-02-28T02:37:55.753
As an option in addition to that paddle.