Why do people think autos are that slow. I think my tranny is smooth as hell. Plus I am sure there's only like .2sec difference in 1/4 mile between stick and auto. I am gonna prove to ya all pretty soon
quote:[HR][/HR]Why do people think autos are that slow. I think my tranny is smooth as hell. Plus I am sure there's only like .2sec difference in 1/4 mile between stick and auto. I am gonna prove to ya all pretty soon
Because auto's are slower. There's more power loss in an automatic than in a standard, and you don't have as much control over what gear you're in as you do with a standard. A straight line drag makes it a little better, but if you're on a road course, you're really screwed. Same car, standard against automatic, the automatic will always be behind, assuming they get the same launch.
I didn't say anything about them not being smooth, but the gearchanges will also be slower in an auto than you can get in a manual.
There's nothing wrong with you having an auto. You just asked a question, and people are answering with what's probably the truth. Now, if he gets a bad launch, you've got a chance. If not, I'd say he would win.
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