This is largely true for drag-specific cars though; some of the quickest cars down the quarter mile are indeed auto's, and with the afore-mentioned modifications the auto transmission is a very big advantage, so much so that it's close to impossible to get past[unles your name happens to be John Bresciani, who puts together said auto-shifted monsters]Asian_907 said:Uhm...
It's actually really true. Stock for stock, an automatic will hold more horsepower and torque, and they're more reliable if maintained. I know through experience that an automatic can, and will beat a manual with the same engine mods but it will need some work like a aftermarket shift kit, a high stall torque converter and a tranmission fluid cooler.
Pure performance wise, how can you compare against a computer controled shift poitns compared to a human controled shift points? All the shifting will be done exact and crisper than any human can do. Drag cars are automatic as well as a lot of muslce cars. Just because high school kids think manuals are better doesn't mean that they are.
P.S. Brake boosting on any turbocharged auto KILLS a manual dump ANYday. Less damage on the engine and clutch too!y
Circuit wise its very different of course, but thats ot what is under discussion here.