The modern Ferrari California isn’t just one of the ugliest cars Ferrari has ever made; it’s one of the ugliest cars ever put on sale. It is grossly ill-proportioned and strange. And there’s one reason why this one sold for $438,478.
It may seem like Lotus is on hold with building new cars, but the lightweight Exige Sport 350 still offers plenty of go power as well as some red or yellow Tartan trim just like the one you find in a ‘76 Esprit.
We knew in 2013 that the 50th Anniversary Gallardo LP560-2 will probably be the last manual Lamborghini built, but Stephan Winkelmann’s confirmation regarding the Huracan still hurts a bit.
Everyone, gather round, grab your local deity, elder god, supreme ethereal power, infinite nothingness if you’re an atheist, or just, like, “who knows,” if you’re an agnostic! The 2016 Jaguar XE will not only come with three pedals, but better yet, the company says it’s “worth the investment.”
Good morning or afternoon or whatever, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to your latest installment of Letters to Doug, your favorite weekly column wherein you write a letter and Doug writes back!
There’s a lot of praise these days for cars that come with solely a manual transmission. Likewise, there’s a lot of derision for cars that used to be manual only, but now offer an automatic. But perhaps these cars shouldn’t be shunned. Perhaps being manual only is more a curse than a blessing.
Every so often I wake up and remember that I once bought a Lexus for $600, fixed it up, then almost immediately destroyed it with 48 hours of rallycross.
The new Audi S4 replaces the old model’s supercharger for a turbo, gains 20 horsepower to reach 354 HP, and gets a cool new dash. It loses, however, one of the most standout features of the model: the dual clutch transmission is gone.
If you want to depress yourself, go to BMW’s online configurator and you’ll notice there is no manual transmission option on the 2016 228i, 328i and 428i models. Hopefully, this is just a glitch.
I guess for the same reason why we can’t get Aston Martins as company cars, can’t ask for a flamethrower as a bespoke option and won’t get seduced by Monica Bellucci. Still, it feels unfair.
I’m not going to say that this is the best news ever, but it’s the best news ever. The new Alfa Romeo Giulia is getting a manual transmission.
This little mutt is an AMC Spirit AMX, a mini-musclecar from the late seventies with flares n’ white-lettered tires n’ a big ol’ hood decal - and a somewhat lamentable 130hp V8. Based on the Gremlin, it’s a sawed-off runt that few remember. Well you’d remember this one: it’s got a 96-inch wheelbase and a built 401ci…
You’ve heard a lot of ranting about how a three-pedal stick shift could become some kind of expensive, exclusive feature rather than a maligned and dying standard transmission. Here’s some proof.
You already know three-pedal manual transmissions aren’t the “performance option” anymore. The V8-powered 2016 Jaguar F-Type R is now all-wheel drive only in the U.S., so it can set you straight from an overcooked corner, but there’s more to sports cars than lap times. And the Jag’s new old-school six-speed manual…
Believe me, it hurt more to write that headline than it did to read it. But after spending some quality time in the stick-shift 2015 Chevy Colorado, I can’t imagine a universe where it makes sense to buy it.
It's now firmly established that a car's best theft deterrent isn't an alarm or LoJack or electrified door handles . It's a manual transmission . And the latest proof of its mystical crime fighting abilities comes in the form of an attempted kidnapping foiled by the noble stick shift.
The 2015 Chevy Colorado is a tidy and refined truck in $30,000 trim, but the experience is a little different with the bargain-basement rental-fleet spec. For $21,000 this thing doesn't even have a "scan" button on the radio, but it does have a six-speed manual transmission. What do you want to know about it?
Er, this is going to be hard to believe but, uh, the new Smart ForTwo looks like it actually could be good.
As the motorcar enters the post-manual-transmission epoch, I predict something bizarre happening: the re-emergence of the manual transmission. I'm not taking the piss. It's going to happen.
Yes, modern automatic/dual clutch transmissions are faster and more fuel efficient than manuals, but who cares? These cars would be incredible with a stick and three pedals.