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      07-07-2009, 05:38 PM   #87
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Originally Posted by Dr_Dirt View Post
I disagree with so-called fact #2.
The Buick Grand National used an automatic tranny because the manual trannies could not handle the torque.
Currently the new supercharged Vette will only be available with an automatic for the same reason....

http://www.popularmechanics.com/blog...s/4219082.html
Yes I stand corrected. I had that particular fact backwards. I was actually looking to purchase the new CTS-V and found an article stating the same that the auto handles the torque better but the down side is it takes a little away in 6th gear WOT horsepower. However, the CTS-V and the corvette in your post are more powerful than even a tuned 335i.

Really just get what you can stand to drive day in and day out and don't look back. No regrets, have fun.
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