[BiturboS4] SMG vs. 6-Speed
erhti at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 27 07:50:57 EST 2002
Don't think PP was saying that MS lacks skills.. But let's face
it.. MS, or for that matter, any F1 racer, would need a heckuva
lot more skills running F1 speeds with a manual racing tranny
vs. the SMG, no?? '-)
But I hope you're wrong about the 'no choice' prediction..
--- Kjos' <fastwheels3 at attbi.com> wrote:
> Now Philip, why does one particular driver (initials are MS)
> win such a high
> percentage of Formula races using SMG when the cars are all
> very closely
> defined? Little to do with driver skill I would guess from
> your comment...I
> don't think so. I know, change is difficult for many so denial
> is to be
> expected. You will eventually be driving a SMG-equipped car
> cause you will
> have no choice other than an automatic. I personally can't
> wait for SMG to
> show up in an all-wheel drive car. I'll be 1st in line (if it
> weighs less
> than 4000 lbs. and has at least 300HP and 4 doors).
> AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!
> John Kjos
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Philip Pace" <pjpace at yahoo.com>
> To: <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 7:41 AM
> Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] SMG vs. 6-Speed
> > I'm sure that a properly designed computer can blow even the
> best human
> > but per Ti's comment, there's a feel for the car that you
> will inevitably
> > And as for people that race for money (i.e. professional
> race car
> > I'm sure when it comes down to it, they do what makes them
> the fastest,
> > what gives them the best 'feel'. Even if the drivers prefer
> manual, I'm
> > the person financing the car will only accept SMG. It's one
> less thing the
> > driver has to worry about and one more thing they can
> improve on the car.
> > That being said, I still consider SMG to be an automatic and
> it eliminates
> > of the last factors that discerns driver ability.
> > philPACE
> > --- Kjos' <fastwheels3 at attbi.com> wrote:
> > > No jumping to conclusions here. Just reporting what I've
> read, man. Easy
> > > there bro.
> > >
> > > The point you are missing is that you have to learn how to
> drive a SMG
> > > equipped car too. When you do learn how to drive it
> properly you will be
> > > faster with SMG. Ask the Formula drivers what they think?
> > >
> > > John
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