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Old 11-05-2012, 05:56 PM   #58
mhoward1
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Originally Posted by phlegmon View Post
So, who here has actually driven a GTR? I'm guessing 99% of those posting in here haven't.

I own a 2012 GTR and 2007 STi. I prefer the DCT to the 6 speed, HANDS DOWN (and I've owned manual transmission equipped sports cars since I started driving 22 years ago). Those of you (specifically scrappy) who think a DCT equipped car is "less enjoyable, less fun, less engaging" are DELUSIONAL. Come on out to Tulsa and I'll show you what I mean...
I have driven a 2010 and a 2011 at speed, as well as a GTR racecar. They are very capable cars and can do incredible speeds out of the box. I surely would not turn one down if given to me, but there is a reason I race vintage cars, and the similar. They have much a more visceral feel to them, they make brilliant noises, and the manuals just add to the experience. If I was getting paid to win, then yes I would be in a GTR, or similar car with a sequential box, but if I am just doing it for fun, then itís a manual and old school for me. I am not the only one like that either, which is why Randy Pobst, Mike Skeen, Tony Stewart, and many others are out here with me driving the same type of cars as well. I could probably, and they can surely afford and do buy cars like the GT-R, but drive these just for the heck of it.
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