1:Automatic is fantastic
While the enthusiast option is, and always will be the six-speed manual, its not for everyone. Luckily the automatic transmission available in the BRZ is telepathic in its shift-logic, and one of the quickest non dual-clutch units we’ve ever experienced.
The car as a whole has a well balanced feel and when the transmission is put into ‘Sport’ mode, it results in quicker and more aggressive downshifts. The engine can even rev all the way to the redline when put into manual mode. To control shifting, the tactile paddles behind the steering wheel are far more enjoyable than the gear-stick’s ‘up-down’ gesture.