It sounds bizarre but I want to try it.

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    9 months ago

    I’d say counter to that. When driving a performance vehicle hard, ABS and TC are something you absolutely want to turn off. Road car ABS sucks to drive with, as it deadens the feel from the brakes. They’re important for the road for safety, but as soon as all you can let the real performance out on track those are the first things to disable, as they actually make it harder to go fast.

    Air bags change nothing about a driving experience.

    Not everyone wants or needs improvements. People who drive because they have to will want the easiest, most efficient, most sanitized inputs. People who like cars tend to want the most raw feeling they can get. That includes driving assists off, generally only leaving power steering.

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      9 months ago

      I think you’re making my points.

      • At the track, every measure can be taken to improve performance
      • In your daily driver, you don’t go through all options necessary to maximize performance because its not worth it

      In both cases a slower, less efficient and lower performance, manual gearbox is the wrong rational choice.

      This doesn’t mean that people shouldn’t have the choice for their hobby. There are lots of hobbies where the point is to be less efficient/performant as a callback to a bygone era. There are those that still take joy in hooking up a team of horses to pull a wagon. There are woodworkers that eschew any power tools to experience the joy of creation in the era before power tools. Drivers that want to use old cumbersome methods to re-create what was needed for performance driving in the old era will be no different.

      I support you in your hobby of driving in classic ways as a callback to old technology.

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        9 months ago

        I disagree fundamentally, but I’m done with this pointless argument

        I see no point in EVs as anything more than a commute vehicle. They’re not fun to drive, they’re soulless and they’re boring. They offer nothing but a reduction in quality and experience in driving.

        There’s no argument for a go pedal being fun. A lack of gears is not something I’m ever interested in. Even an automatic still has gearing and it’s still an integral part of driving one.