Manual transmission outsells automatic transmission for hellcat

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  1. Carnage

    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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  3. Carnage

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    yeah 8 speed would be slightly faster just not as fun as manual
     
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    Should be pretty fun with paddle shifters
     
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    The Manual Transmission Still Rocks
    I have had the extreme pleasure of driving the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with each of the transmissions and were I ordering a 707hp Challenger right now, it would have the 6-speed manual transmission. The automatic transmission might make for the quicker stock drag racer, but that doesn’t replace the added fun to drive factor that you can only get with a proper manual transmission. I love driving a manual transmission and I believe that banging my own gears is worth what little compromise comes with the third pedal. Obviously, the majority of the first buyers of the Hellcat Challenger feel the same way, with 55% of them opting for the 6-speed manual.

    It's like they interviewed me and took the words right out of my mouth!!!;)
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    My 09 R/T was an automatic and when I was looking at getting a 12 SRT I WAS going to go with the manual, but when I heard they had paddle shifters I went automatic again. The Hellcat is an automatic again! I think a manual would be "fun" but I truly love the paddle shifters!
     
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    Paddle shifters gives the feel of a manual but the convenience of an automatic on those days when you. Just want to cruise
     
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    There is no wrong answer on this one Gents! The Hellcat will rock your socks off with either! :D
     
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    I will just do a nuetral drop to get the full effect of a standard. Rev to 6000 rpm and throw it into "D" for drag.

    In a standard, can't find um, grind um.
     
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    agreed!
     
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    All of this talk about auto vs. stick makes sense to me. I have had surgery on my knees and a auto is for me. All of you that can handle it with the stick, have fun. I would get a stick if I could.
     
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    i agree, my left knee blew out 8 years ago and hasn't quite recovered due to a basketball injury. i have that and my fiance as two reasons i must stick to auto too.
     
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    Fastest way to the 1320 will be A8! Have the same 6 spd in my Viper, can't shift them fast at full throttle. You will loose all your boost between shifts=slower.
     
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    Geez! Talk about a group of Buzz Killz!o_O
     
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    Let's hope dodge has enough manual transmissions to fill the orders or this might be the next item on the car to go the way of Laguna leather, brass monkey wheels, sun roofs and satin black hoods.
     
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