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Re: Volvo competing with Audi?

Brett Dikeman wrote:

> There are various manual-autos out there that are neat..

The new Ferrari F355 has a true manual transmission that works through
paddles behind the steering wheel, a-la F1 gearboxes.  The clutch is
electronically controlled and the gearbox has safeguards to prevent
over-revving.  It is _very_ slick and works faster than even most experts
can shift a standard manual..something like a tenth of a second per shift.

I remember reading that Ferrari expects that most of its cars in the future
will come with this shifter rather than the standard one!  

Best Wishes,