1. Seven Speed Manual Gearboxes
While many are saying the death of the manual transmission is on the way, other manufacturers are refusing to give up, offering improved gearboxes with up to seven gears to choose from. The latest Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette offer these kinds of transmissions, giving drivers one more gear to play with. This helps with top speed, and even helps to improve fuel efficiency.
Both of these systems also feature the fantastic rev-matching feature, ensuring perfect rev-matching down shifts every time.
We’re thankful for those seven gates in the center console because, hopefully, other automakers will follow suit, delaying the stick-shift’s obituary.