Which is faster in a drag race, an automatic or a manual?
I have a friend that claims that an automatic transmission will beat a manual every time. I disagree. He claims that's why all drag racers use automatics. I dont know much about the NHRA guys, but when I was street racing, I know no automatic ever beat me. What do you think? Do I need to eat crow?
I just started and quickly learned that the auto will win every time, at least get the "quickest (lowest)" times. Lines locks, etc. can get a killer launch. All the 9 & 10 sec. cars I've seen are autos. I think that a stick can still get the mph, but an auto would still take the win.
My 1970 B/MP Hemi-Cuda was easy to drive. Stage....bring up the rev's to 4800rpm...when the last yellow came on, floor it and the torque converter locked up at 5500rpm. Shift manually twice and your done in 10 seconds. No missed shifts, no blown clutches - consistency.
I have a buddy here in town with an A4 and pretty much the same mods as me. I put down more power than he does but, at the strip he can take me. He runs Dr's and I run the F1's. I eat his car up all day long on the street. I might hang better on the strip if I had some tires. The auto is great for the drag strip. A street race is a little different.
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Yep, a properly set up automatic will beat the stick in the 1/4 mile. Not true in a road course or auto-X though, and an auto with a high stall is not the easiest thing to drive around town. For me I will stay with the manual tranny.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by MikesZ06 Although I have no use for an auto in my sportscars, I have to agree totally. A good auto tranny with the exact same specs as the stick will win every time! :(
I've practically had to fight the guys at MCRacing to keep them from converting my Z to auto [/QUOTE
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