2009 Pontiac G8 GT Stuck With Slushbox

Rumors floating around that the Pontiac G8 GT will be available with a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission for 2009 models have been officially squashed. Currently, all 2008 models will only be available with automatics, though we really weren't expecting anything but the 2009 G8 GXP to be offered with a proper manual » 6/24/08 10:30am 6/24/08 10:30am

What's The Proper Orientation Of Manumatics?

Today's review car, which you can read about above, features three ways to clutchlessly shift gears. You can push/pull the thumb buttons, push/pull the shifter or just let the automatic do its thing on its own. Assuming you've given in and gotten a slushbox with the manual mode, we're going to give you credit and… » 5/28/08 11:40am 5/28/08 11:40am

Six is for Peasants: ZF Unveils 8-Speed Automatic

When the Bangled 7-series dropped just a few short years ago (2002), one of its high-tech highlights was the world's first 6-speed automatic by transmission maker to the stars, ZF. Shortly after the Bimmer dropped, Jaguar, Audi, Bentley, Land Rover and Ford (in their Australia only RWD Falcon) adopted the smooth and… » 5/03/07 1:30pm 5/03/07 1:30pm

Four Square: Maserati to Offer Quattroporte in Automatic

There's a lot to love about Maserati's Quattroporte, the snarly V8, the sumo-lizard body shape, the King Henry the XXX interior. But its DuoSelect robotic gearbox, the only one offered up to now, is neither sporty enough nor supple enough to satisfy either end of its range of upper-crust buyers. But, as the company… » 12/08/06 10:23am 12/08/06 10:23am