The British marque, Aston Martin, recently brought back the V12 motor paired with a manual gearbox in the new Aston Martin Valour
The era of manual transmission supercars isn’t dead…yet. A couple of weeks ago BMW launched the updated M2 sports coupe in India with a stick shift. The launch was followed by the unveiling of the limited edition Aston Martin Valour, which not only bought back the V12 motor but a manual gearshift as well. To celebrate this, we’ve taken a look at our top five picks that are yet to “shift” into the soulless world of automatic transmission and still like to do things the old way.
2023 Toyota Supra
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The Toyota Supra’s reputation has suffered in recent times internationally, with some claiming it to be just another re-badged BMW. Regardless though, the moniker still holds its own weight, with a reputation of being a driver-focused car. Good news is, the 2023 model continues the tradition by offering a choice of manual and automatic transmission to the buyer.
2023 Porsche 911
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Porsche perhaps is one of the only brands that’s managed to offer blistering performance with many trim options as possible (for an extra $$ of course), including the availability of a gearbox and a clutch. While its PDK transmission is something to rave about, the feeling of shifting gears manually on the Sport Classic and GT3 still remains unparalleled.
2023 Ford Mustang
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Continuing in a similar vein, American powerhouse Ford follows the tradition by providing a standard six-speed manual option for the 2.3-litre EcoBoost and 5.0-litre Coyote V-8 powered vehicles, including the latest generation Mustang.
2023 Dodge Challenger
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Speaking of American muscle, Dodge has also chosen to uphold tradition with its 2023 Challenger. The latest iteration of the car comes with a three-pedal option, a sight for the sore eyes!
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In celebration of its fifty years of existence, Koenigsegg achieved something remarkable with the limited-edition CC850. Restricted to only 50 units worldwide, this supercar boasts a one-of-a-kind manual transmission, which can seamlessly switch to automatic mode at the driver’s preference.