Originally Posted by chemgeek
I figured there was no MT option because the performance kit did not add a whole lot to the torque of the MT? It would look weak from a torque perspective when the numbers are right next to the auto.
Logically, I'd find it hard to believe they wouldn't offer a manual transmission; primarily based on the cost that they'd have to build into the price of the car.
The step transmission is a $1,3xx option (if I remember correctly) +$100 or so for the paddle shifters. They'd need to build in at least $800-1000 additionally into base cost of the car to compensate for the lack of the manual transmission option. This only brings the base price of the car that much higher up, before all the options.
As a side note, what kind of enthusiast car comes in automatic only?