Three Pedal Club: 5 New Performance Cars that are Manual Transmission Only
In recent years there’s been no escaping the news that the manual transmission is on the decline. Take rates for manual gearboxes are way down, and many of today’s sports cars and performance cars aren’t even available with a stick shift in any form.
Fortunately though, there are still plenty of automakers that are happy to at least offer the choice of a manual gearbox on a wide variety of cars, and even rarer are cars that are only available with a manual transmission.
That's right, even in today’s age of quick shifting automatics and dual clutch transmissions there are still a handful of performance cars sold where the only choice is to row your own gears, and we think there is something decidedly cool about that. Here are five greats that can only be driven and enjoyed by those who know how to operate a clutch pedal.
2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is an absolute gem of a performance car, and the centerpiece of its magic is a 5.2L naturally aspirated flat plane crank V8 that makes 526hp and can be spun up to 8,250 rpm. The only way to wring out that high-revving horsepower is through a six-speed manual Tremec gearbox that happens to have one of the best feeling shifters in the business.