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Offline YSS


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Got the new Evo today.
Ferrari CEO says manuals are dead.
Customers apparently dont want them.

At least i got to drive the last...





Offline dkabab

ive heard several times that the reason paddle shift is so popular, is beacuse ferrari flood the market with them, but if you want a manual, you have to join the queue which most people cant be bothered waiting, so they just get the paddle shift.



Offline mhh

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I'd probably choose an F1 but it doesn't seem right to drop the manual.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Someone (I've sketched and theorised it but can't be arsed to do anything about it) will develop a stick adapt kit for 458... electro-mechanical... so it will feel like a real stick, but will actually just be a glorified switch.

It'll be fitted in half a day and not interfere with trim or any on board systems.



Offline mhh

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Someone (I've sketched and theorised it but can't be arsed to do anything about it) will develop a stick adapt kit for 458... electro-mechanical... so it will feel like a real stick, but will actually just be a glorified switch.

It'll be fitted in half a day and not interfere with trim or any on board systems.

What's the point without a clutch pedal?









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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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What's the point without a clutch pedal?








no need for a clutch pedal, but it could also be incorporated if you really want.

real race cars don't use clutch pedals any more. Only for pulling away at least. Even then, F1 cars use a finger lever/paddle.

It's all about getting physical with the car... using shoulder/arm for shifting gives a more "complete" experience for many (old bastards like us)



Offline RMV

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Add a fake clutch pedal too.

It can double as a foot-operated high beam switch.



Offline YSS


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ive heard several times that the reason paddle shift is so popular, is beacuse ferrari flood the market with them, but if you want a manual, you have to join the queue which most people cant be bothered waiting, so they just get the paddle shift.
no, most new ferraris are custom ordered.  not an issue with the queue.
i dont know why so many order F1's.

the stick shift on the 430 was exceptional even if the car overall wasnt



Offline PA

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It can double as a foot-operated high beam switch.
Throw back to the old Holdens.



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