2014 Tesla Model S 85 0-60 MPH Testing
Nissan GT-R vs Nissan 350Z Drag Racing
Nissan GT-R Heads up Drag Racing
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Drag Racing
Manual vs. Automatic
Stick shifts can give you better gas mileage. How much can they save you?
Consumer Reports ran the tests.
Infiniti G35 Auto vs G35 6 Speed Manual (6MT)
Qualcomm Stadium's Racelega 1/8 mile dragstrip.
Camera Car: 2006 G35 Automatic, Intake, Exhaust, Spacer
My Car: 2005 G35 6 Speed Manual, Exhaust
Times were in the low low 9's.
Manual Shift Only Automatic Transmission
What is this 'Manual Shift Only Automatic Transmission' stuff all about?
If you like manual transmissions, want a little more foot space and
comfort, and shifting performance that a clutch car can't touch...this is
the perfect solution. View this video and go for a ride (if you dare) with
Dave and he'll show you what it's all about!
Fifth Gear - Porsche Cayman Manual Vs Auto
Jason Plato tries to find out which is faster: A manual Cayman or the double clutch
automatic version. From Series 16
Automatic vs Semi-Automatic vs Manual - Part I
Top Gear © BBC 2002-2009 / Fifth Gear © Channel Five 2004-2009
[THIS IS A COMPILATION OF CLIPS]
Automated transmissions were developed early in the inception of cars with
internally-combusted engines. Diverse mechanisms were devised to
autonomously operate changes benefiting from distinct ratios between engine
and wheel motion. The most common device in automobiles is a
hydraulically-operated one, using fluid coupling or a torque converter and
a set of planetary gearsets providing different ratios.
The introduction of automatic gearboxes in transit was anthropologically
significant as it allowed far larger populations to drive vehicles,
including people who had learned to drive at a late age or people simply
not apt to operate the mechanism of manual gearboxes (coordinating clutch
pedal + gear stick + throttle pedal). This fact is important as the
formidable societal transformation of the transition to an individually
mobile society and the economic and industrial transformation after Second
World War were both brought about by the massive socialisation, production
and use of automobiles. Individual transportation benefited business
operability and efficiency as employees and business partners gained
greater geographic mobility but also individuals, as this increased, more
flexible mobility allowed an enhanced disposal of time and space in the
These facts, however, only marginally explain the recent trend increasing
the proportion of cars with automated transmissions in the car market; this
tendency rather follows a very concrete commercial strategy by car
manufacturers. Automated transmissions (automatics and semi-automatics)
tend to be subject to marginally fewer mechanical breakdowns than manuals,
notably those derived by engine over-revving, and also tend to be involved
in marginally fewer road accidents. Additionally, engines matted to
automatics tend to be better conserved over time and generate lower
warranty costs. These facts also redound in lower insurance rates and
higher resale values for used cars. These facts have hence moved
manufacturers to equip these more costly gearboxes to their models, more
notably so in the case of premium manufacturers, as higher resale values
for used cars move customers to opt for more similarly priced, brand new
The commercial policy described above is more financially beneficial to
premium manufacturers as initial purchase costs are often more flexible
than those for more economic cars. In this trend, manufacturers of so
called sports and race cars, such as Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, BMW and
others, began to progressively fit automated gearboxes to their vehicles as
well, seeking, however, to provide devices that allowed drivers to operate
gear changes manually, even if not through direct, mechanical commands.
Automated gearboxes with drivers input were devised by motor sport teams in
categories such as Formula 1 and World Rally Championship in the late
1980s, seeking to improve mechanical reliability but also time efficiency,
reducing the lapse of gear-ratio changes. These devices finally became
standard in both categories by the mid 1990s.
There are two basic types of semi-automatic transmissions: Planetary,
torque-converting automatic transmissions fitting devices that allow
electronic inputs by the driver to operate gear selections; they are far
less expensive and are correspondingly more commonly fitted. The second
type is that of manual gearboxes fitting individual motors operating clutch
activation, gearset engagement and throttle coordination; they are in
general much more expensive and fitted less frequently (e.g. Ferrari and
some BMW models).
The greatest disadvantage of automated manuals seems to lie in the less
accomplished operation of changes. Drivers commands are always integrated
via electronic inputs (clutch-less stick or, more commonly, so called
flappy-paddles behind the steering wheel) within the computerised systems
of the vehicle: engine-, traction-, stability-, brake- and more recently
Manufacturers have justified the fitting of semi-automatics with a claimed
gain in time efficiency, rendering a car marginally faster as dead times, clutch intervals, are
said to be operated faster. The
most recent device in this trend is the dual-clutch transmission (DCT), in
which an additional clutch pre-engages the next gear to that transmitting
motion, so that when the order for a gear change is given the next gear is
[SEE, RELATED: Background MANUAL in PART II...]
© Video Copyrights: Top Gear, BBC & BBC World, 2002-2009 & Fifth Gear,
Channel Five, 2002-2009.
Video reproduced for didactic, instructive, non-commercial, non-lucrative
Auto vs Manual - 2 800hp Procharged Vettes racing (HD)
We've got 2 procharged D1SC corvettes racing side by side. In the first
race the red manual Corvette gets the jump, but the second race is perfect
with both cars leaving at the same time.
Share this video with your friends on Facebook, more videos coming!
Post up if you have any questions or comments.
Like this video and subscribe for more videos!
Check out http://www.TexasSupras.com for more videos,
Music courtesy of FullScreen
Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0
Manual vs Automatic Mustang GTs - Same Mods
Two S197 Mustangs with
intakes and Bamachips tunes.
I'm in the black one (Automatic) and the blue one is the manual.
It was my worst time of the day... but the manual still won. :)
'07 Mustang GT Stick vs. 07 Mustang GT Auto
My auto is in the lane closest to the camera, stick is in the far lane.
Auto has a cold air intake & Bamachips 87 Tune, manual is stock.
Auto won with a 1/8 time of 9.095 @ 81.6 MPH
Manual had a time of 9.327 @ 75.5 MPH
Baileyton Dragway. Arab, Alabama.
Mercedes 722.6 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID- & FILTER CHANGE - FLUSH - Automatikgetriebe Ölwechsel
Mercedes-Benz 722.640 (5-G-TRONIC automatic transmission) in
Mercedes-Benz E 280 CDI-T 3.2 (S211);
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID- & FILTER CHANGE / FLUSH
Automatikgetriebe Öl- und Filterwechsel + Spülung
entsprechend der dextrogen11-Methode.
( you find the 722.6 in Mercedes-Benz W211, W212, W210, W202, W203, W204,
W220, W140... )
Automatic Vs Manual - How to move off
A quick look at the differences when driving in an automatic car to a
manual (stick) car.
Manual Vs. Auto RX8
Both 2004 Mazda RX8's. The Blue RX8 is an Automatic 4 spd with the GReddy
Sp2 Catback with the 4-port Renesis Engine. The Black RX8 is the Manual 6
spd completely stock with the 6-port Renesis Engine.
Which car is faster?
Similar 1/4 mile timeslips to browse:
1995 Nissan 350Z Single Turbo: 9.340 @ 145.470
gbaker, Engine: 3.5L VQ35DE, 8500rpm redline, Turbos: Garrett GT42R 76mm Ball-Bearing Single Turbo Tires: MT 305/35-18 Drag Radials
2003 Nissan 350Z Twin Turbo Touring 6MT: 10.967 @ 126.840
Brian Vogelsinger, Engine: VQ35DE, Turbos: Twin Garrett GT2871R Tires: MT ET street radials
2003 Nissan 350Z Track Greddy Turbo: 11.190 @ 126.180
Alberto, Engine: 3.5L, Turbos: Greddy Tires: ET Streets
2003 Nissan 350Z Touring Stock Motor Vortech V2 SC-Trim: 11.245 @ 127.420
TimRod, Engine: Total Stock Motor, Never touched, Supercharger: Vortech V2 SC-Trim Turbos: None Tires: 28 x 10.50 x 15 ET Drags
2004 Nissan 350Z TT 700BB: 11.378 @ 128.210
zorrotsi, Engine: VQ35DE, Turbos: JWT 700bb Tires: mt et streets
2005 Nissan 350Z Twin Turbo: 11.470 @ 131.960
sbaset, Engine: 3.8L Darton sleeved shortblock,
2003 Nissan 350Z APS Twin Turbo: 11.536 @ 120.800
Brian Vogelsinger, Engine: stock, Turbos: APS Twin Turbo kit Tires: MT ET street
2004 Nissan 350Z touring JWT 700BB Turbo: 11.560 @ 125.060
Rafa, Engine: VQ35DE, Turbos: JWT 700BB Tires: MT STREET
2005 Nissan 350Z Extreme APS TT: 11.618 @ 124.820
Manuel Ferro, Engine: Built, Turbos: Extreme APS TT
2003 Nissan 350Z touring: 11.833 @ 115.530
jeremy tibbs, Engine: vq35de,
2003 Nissan 350Z Track Single Turbo: 11.875 @ 124.058
Shon (me), Engine: VQ35, Turbos: Turbinetics Tires: 225/40/18 front 245/40/18 rear
2003 Nissan 350Z performance: 11.937 @ 123.821
Steven, Engine: 3.5L VQ35DE, Supercharger: none Turbos: none Tires: 275/40/18
2006 Nissan 350Z Base: 12.051 @ 112.900
Jon Stevenson, Engine: Stock, Supercharger: N/A Turbos: N/A Tires: BFG Drag Radials 295/35-18
2003 Nissan 350Z Nitrous Express: 12.052 @ 113.670
Integrity, Tires: ET Streets
2004 Nissan 350Z Touring Nitrous: 12.055 @ 112.500
Jerome, Engine: 3.5L, Tires: MT Slciks
2005 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast Twin Turbo: 12.100 @ 115.590
Thomas Hornig, Engine: VQ35DE, Turbos: APS TT Tires: MT ET Street rear, Toyo T1R front
2004 Nissan 350Z Touring: 12.255 @ 112.910
Stephen Kirouac, Engine: VQ , Turbos: TN Single Tires: Drag Radials
2003 Nissan 350Z Single Turbo: 12.345 @ 113.370
Craig L, Engine: vq35de (stock internals), Turbos: Turbonetics 60-1 ball bearing Tires: Falken FK-451 STREET TIRES
2008 Nissan 350Z enth. Bolt Ons ONLY: 12.419 @ 109.520
andre12031948, Engine: stock Few Bolt ons ONLY, Tires: Hoosier
2004 Nissan 350Z touring Turbo: 12.441 @ 116.510
Rafa, Supercharger: no Turbos: 700BB Tires: BF drag radials