We love driving, and we love the manual transmission as an integral part of the driving experience. We will not abandon that third pedal and the connection it provides with our machines. We are driving enthusiasts, and we need to save the manuals. Won't you join us?
Learn how you can pledge support here: http://www.caranddriver.com/features/10q3/save_the_manuals!-car_and_driver
Nürburgring Lap with Tommi Mäkinen in the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Prototype - CAR and DRIVER
It's 7:30 on a cool May morning at the Nürburgring. I strap into the (left-side) passenger seat of the STI prototype used a month prior to set Subaru's latest lap time. We're given the all-clear for a half-hour of 'Ring fun.
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sets Nürburgring Lap Record - Feature http://www.caranddriver.com/features/2011-subaru-impreza-wrx-sti-sets-nrburgring-lap-record
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan - Car News http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2011-subaru-impreza-wrx-sti-sedan-car-news
2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG vs. Cadillac CTS-V, Jaguar XFR - CAR and DRIVER
U.S.A takes on Europe in our latest 500-plus-hp lexury sedan comparison test.
2009 Cadillac CTS-V vs. 2010 Jaguar XFR, 2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG - Comparison Test
2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG - First Drive Review
2009 Cadillac CTS-V Automatic - Short Take Road Test
2011 Audi RS5 vs. 2010 BMW M3, 2011 Cadillac CTS-V - CAR and DRIVER
Achtung Heroes: To get the very most out of three scorching coupes, we find it necessary to cross the border.
2011 Audi RS5 - First Drive Review
Heel Toe Driving Technique
The heel toe technique is an essential part of racing. See this demonstration on how it's performed. You see that all the actions take place simoultaneously, all in the blink of an eye- thinking about what to do isn't an option.
Heel-toe shifting technique
My attempt at demonstrating heel-toe downshifting technique. This is a single-clutch technique. Double-clutching can also be useful. Some day I'll get around to making a video demonstrating that. :)
Paul Walker Visits Famous Nissan Skyline GT-R Tuner Mine's in Japan
GTChannel was there when actor Paul Walker visited Mine's Motorsports in Japan. Tarzan Yamada was there to give ride alongs in the GT-R but ended up...
http://gtchannel.com for more Mine's GT-R videos.
How to drive a manual (basics)
*NOTE: The "no-gas method" is NOT intended to be used in everyday driving. It is simply to determine (indicate) the friction or the catch point of your clutch. You MUST apply gas as you release the clutch to accelerate otherwise, you WILL stall! Hope this clears everything up. =) *
A lot of my friends don't know how to drive a manual transmission so I decided to make a video. And I use the word "basically" way too much. =P
Porsche 918 Spyder - On The Road
BrianZuk records the incredible all-new Porsche 918 Spyder. This is the only one in the world at this time. The video begins with the cover being stripped off the 918, then the 918 starts up and drives to the front of the Lodge at Pebble Beach for the Concours. The video then shows all angles of the 918, both the exterior and interior. And finally, the video concludes with the 918 driving off in all-electric mode into a trailer. Incredible car, enjoy this rare footage...
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Automatic vs Semi-Automatic vs Manual - Part II
Manual transmissions were the first and most common type of transmission to be fitted in cars to benefit from different gear ratios between the respective propulsion of engine and drivetrain. They basically involve the activation by the driver of the clutch by a foot pedal, the positioning of gears by a gear stick, and the respective coordination of the fuel supply through a throttle pedal.
Manual transmissions cost less to manufacture and their reparation in case of malfunction is less complex and costly than that of automated ones. As compared with fully automated devices, it also allows for a potential greater fuel efficiency (albeit not necessarily) as the driver can judge what especial conditions of driving allow for taller ratios and lower supply of fuel. The risk of engine breakdown due to over-revving has additionally been significantly reduced through the fitting of electronic rev-limiters.
More significantly, however, the greater advantage of manuals lies in the substantially different driving experience. Automobiles with manual gearboxes situate the driver in command of all the important functions of the vehicle, such as gear selection, amount and duration of clutch activation, fuel supply, all of whose related combinations allow for an infinite range of subtle variations of the dynamics of the machine. Automobile enthusiasts, that is, individuals related to vehicles seeking the sensorial experience of driving for its own sake rather than as a means of transport or of merely attempting to move measurably faster, tend to value all the mechanical operations implied by active driving rather than seeking promised marginal gains in speed by the delegation of functions to the vehicle's automated systems. The experience of directly controlling and operating the main variables and functions of the vehicle and for the driver to be organically integrated with the whole of the machine is believed to be of greatest appeal to car enthusiasts.
(c) Text: alernest
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GTI Engine and Exhaust Sounds - Driving Scene
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Driving my 2009 Volkswagen GTI (MkV). Fully stock. Interior view, exterior sound. It's a stick shift, and the turbo puts its bov to work constantly. Putting a microphone under the hood captures a lot more than you can hear from the driver's seat and the sounds hint at the racing capabilities of this engine.
Also check out GTI FURY on youtube.com/daveyulesfilms