You assume too much.
So you’re telling me, that the millions of people around the world (including myself) who daily drive cars with manuals have gotten it wrong?
Please reread my previous response, I literally said [quote=“FoDaddy, post:59, topic:97575”]
I don’t dispute that most racecars use manual-controlled gearboxes. I do dispute the other remarks you’ve made.
just so were are clear, those remarks include the following
Manuals aren’t just for "sport driving, and furthermore, racing is not necessarily the same as driving in a sporting manner. For example If I were racing someone, I’d disregard driving laws (passing only on the left for example). If I’m driving in a sporting manner, I’m still going to obey most traffic laws.
Again this is not true. It varies from engine to engine. Comparatively few engines generate peak HP at redline, some do, but most don’t I cited several examples of this.
This is blanket statement, The GX class in Rolex Sports Car series GX class for example, the cars are diesels, they don’t rev to 6000 RPM.
Another blanket statement, there are situations where an automatic transmission will shift well north of 3000 RPM on a commute to work, situations like accelerating onto an on-ramp, or passing another car on a two lane road.
Many people, Dorsey Schroeder, Robby Gordon, Parnelli Jones, Scott Pruett, Tommy Kendall, Brad Keslowski, Bobby Rahal, Geoff Brabham, and Steve Saleen to name a few.
…anyway, I’m going to stop rehashing your objectively wrong statements in this response, you can read the others in previous responses if you want to.
Funny you should bring the the argument of facts I’ve responded to your claims with factual information, I even gave examples of how some your various claims, are not accurate because they are often stated as sweeping generalities.
I’m not the one who was apparently unaware of the successful and widespread racing pedigree of the Mustang. You’re also the one who insists that any engine makes it’s maximum power at redline. Which is rarely true. I’m not sure you have the proverbial high ground in this argument.
There you go again, making blanket statement. And guess what’s going to happen now. I’m going to prove you incorrect again. If you look here
You can see the Cobra Jet drag car, it’s not street legal, and is only intended for use on a racetrack, it’s a race car. And guess what kind of transmission it has? So fundamentally speaking, 100% of race cars do not have manual transmissions.
Given that their average speed was nearly 100 MPH and top speeds exceeded 150 MPH, I would call it “sport” driving.
No need for name calling. It doesn’t increase the effectiveness of your argument.