Paddle Shiftin’ 700HP 1973 Camaro!

There is an age old debate over what’s better: manual or automatic. For most, the decision lies in the intended use for the car. During drag racing, an automatic is usually the better choice. If you’re all about Pro-Touring, then a manual is the choice.

But what about a paddle shifted automatic? This would give you the convenience of an automatic, with the control of a manual. This would allow you to hold the transmission in gear and focus on steering instead of shifting.

The biggest problem we could foresee is that when the steering wheel turns 180 degrees, the paddles are now reversed. Plus an automatic doesn’t allow you to feather the clutch, adjusting the power put to the wheels.

What are your thoughts?