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post #1 of 26 Old 03-26-2012, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Why dose the Auto have less HP than the Manual which is faster?
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post #2 of 26 Old 03-26-2012, 04:39 PM
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it just does, also has different gearing.....

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Different engine configurations. Auto is L99 and Manual is LS3. Auto has cylinder deactivation, manual doesn't. That's about the gist of it.

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Auto is a tad quicker in the 1/4 because GM got the shift points right on but anything longer than a 1/4 the m6 will pass the auto.

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the difference is a response to different needs and expectations
people, who love manual transmissions, expect their cars to deliver other qualities than those, who prefer auto-trans
it is the same story with the car itself...
you can get a v6, a v8 and the supercharged v8
coupe or convertible
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post #6 of 26 Old 03-27-2012, 04:39 PM
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The HP difference has to do with the L99 configuration being used to keep the fuel economy up from what I gather. They easily could have thrown the auto behind the LS3, but it would have suffered in fuel economy and maybe would have garnered the guzzler tax.
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Originally Posted by fatherandson View Post
Why dose the Auto have less HP than the Manual which is faster?
That depends on who you talk to !
If you have problems with yo hip or back.. the L99 is best, if your young, LS3 are best

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post #8 of 26 Old 03-28-2012, 07:49 AM
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This is my 1st Manual Tranny and I love it. My challenger was an auto.

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post #9 of 26 Old 03-28-2012, 09:57 PM
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I'm a throttle-blippin', double-clutchin', down-shifter...and proud of it. That's why I prefer the manual 6 gear transmission. However, if ever my right arm or left leg become infirm, I'd get me one of them there new Caddilliacs what I seen on this site that drives themselves. It's either that, or shoot myself.
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post #10 of 26 Old 03-28-2012, 11:39 PM
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I miss having an auto when I get stuck in rush hour traffic, but that is about it. Manual transmission is just a heck of a lot more fun to drive in my opinion.

Hey Spok, you sure there are 6 gears? I dont think I have ever used it.

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