These ten cars are saving the manuals with more power! That's the best way to do it.

10.) Ram 2500 Cummins

Torque: 660 lb/ft

While this diesel Ram only has 350 horsepower, its torque had to be tuned down to 660 lb/ft from 800 in order for that manual gearbox to survive. It doesn't make much sense, but who cares? Truck yeah!


Suggested By: maximum sarge

9.) BMW M5 (US)


Power: 575 hp

While Europeans are stuck with the M DCT, the US got the BMW M5 with a proper manual. Don't ask why. What's for sure is that you can buy it with the Competition Package boosting power to 575 horses.


Suggested By: Evan McM.



Power: 576 hp

Our friends down under at Holden Specialty Vehicles really know how to make a GM sedan a burnout machine. It's got the same power as the equally-smallblocked Camaro ZL1. And maybe the SS will soon join it.


Suggested By: Rod Millington

7.) Chevrolet Corvette Z06


Power: 625 hp (at least)

The Z06 gets a new, fast-shifting automatic as well, but all we care about is 638 horsepower blasting through that seven-speed manual.


Suggested By: Party-vi, Photo Credit: Jalopnik

6.) Not-SRT-Anymore Dodge Viper


Power: 640 hp

The Viper is currently only available with a stick, but you've got to start buying the damn things! Otherwise Fiat-Chrysler won't make another, with or without a manual.


Suggested By: Luc.A.

5.) Noble M600


Power: 650 hp

I asked around, and yes, Noble is still very much in business, so you can order an M600 today. And you should because it's fantastic.


Suggested By: zakarious

4.) Shelby GT500


Power: 662 hp

The fastest Fords always come with a manual, but if you want to buy one of these, hurry up, it's been on the market since 2009 and I have a feeling that stocks are starting to run out soon.


When that happens, get an Equus Bass 770.

Suggested By: Automatch Tom

3.) Ruf RT12 R


Power: 750 hp

Ruf stands for insane Porsche.

Suggested By: quirt

2.) Zenvo ST1


Power: 1,100 hp

Just don't drive it in the wet.

Suggested By: Sol10

1.) Hennessey Venom GT


Power: 1,244

It's not a Lotus, get over it already.

Suggested By: RazoE

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