Ferrari Phasing Out Manual Transmissions

As has been reported off and on for the past few years, Ferrari — in as vivid a sign of the times as when Kodak stopped selling film cameras — is phasing out the use of manual transmissions.

I know Deron is saying he’s only having a hard time fathoming this news on a micro scale, but this is seriously mind-boggling.  Isn’t the whole point of a Ferrari, so that you have to, you know, drive it?

Though in the Italian automakers defense they are merely phasing in paddle-shifters on the steering wheels and doing away with the stick-shift.  So, in that sense, it’s more like an F1 racing car.  Yay!

Still, there will no longer be this:

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