Originally Posted by Len
I heard the 7MT is not quite as nice as the 6MT in shift quality. Given the purpose of this car, I see little reason to pursue a long overdrive for highway MPG, which is of course the point of the 7MT.
I'd say stick to the simple formula of offering a street legal race engine with a good ol' 6MT. It would be even better if they can stick it with an old fashioned hydraulic steering rack. In this day and age, we REALLY need a car like that.
Maybe I'm wrong, but I was under the impression part of the reason for that is to help boost fleetwide MPG in order to comply with CAFE (and other worldwide) fuel economy standards. Without tricks like that, I imagine it would be hard to try and comply with a range of nothing but high-end sports cars, a 4000lb super sport sedan, and heavy sport-minded SUVs. Especially now that the 914-successor is canned.