No it doesn't but people do it all the time. I would never even think twice about doing it on my STi. Type it into a web search and you will see what I am talking about. Check out this article from the EVO forumshifting without using the clutch? that really does'nt make sense.
people use automatics for consistency. if you have to race for a couple rounds than you can't afford that one time when you might miss a shift because you'll lose. that and an automatic tranny can be set-up to give wicked hard and fast shifts.
You're comparing apples to oranges. You can't compare two things with two different variables, unless you make two comparisons. :roll: Of course a 2500 lb, 500 hp car will be faster than a 2500 lb, 200 hp car, regardless of what tranny is in them. Case in point: Easy Street Motorsports ESX 740 WRX that from what I understand now has an auto tranny (see here). Will this car beat my stock manual-tranny WRX? Of course it will, even if I don't miss a shift. Everything else being equal, auto trannys for the same car are generally slower, as in the regular WRX. Also, I said if you shift correctly or maybe I should've said properly, all bets are off if you miss a shift.norcal-sti said:
My comment assumes that you don't miss a shift. Again, this is similar to norcal-sti's post in that it appears you're comparing a modified auto tranny to a stock manual tranny. In this case as well, all bets are off. Take any car that is offered in a manual and an auto and race them, the manual will win if shifting is done properly. Note that I wasn't wondering why people use automatics, and really I think most people buy automatics because they're lazy , but rather I was asking how it is possible for an auto tranny to be faster than a manual tranny.crashsti said:people use automatics for consistency. if you have to race for a couple rounds than you can't afford that one time when you might miss a shift because you'll lose. that and an automatic tranny can be set-up to give wicked hard and fast shifts.