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Manual Travesty: Stop Saying How Much You Like Changing Gears Yourself, It’s Dumb!
Manual Travesty: Stop Saying How Much You Like Changing Gears Yourself, It’s Dumb!

6 Sep 2022, 13:29 UTC / The manual transmission will soon go the way of the dinosaurs and let’s face it, it’s obviously for the best because it’s already redundant

 
Koenigsegg CC850 – A One-for-Two Gearbox and Twenty-Year-Ago Primordial Hypercar-Ness
Koenigsegg CC850 – A One-for-Two Gearbox and Twenty-Year-Ago Primordial Hypercar-Ness

20 Aug 2022, 14:06 UTC / A tribute car with record-breaking ancestry and trendsetting never-before-seen technology wrapped up in a very familiar suit of timeless performance

 
Max Verstappen Took His Fourth Gearbox, the Next One Comes With a Grid Penalty Attached
Max Verstappen Took His Fourth Gearbox, the Next One Comes With a Grid Penalty Attached

30 Jul 2022, 20:07 UTC / Recently, Ferrari faced all the negative comments about reliability, but Red Bull might not be much better with Max facing the possibility of grid penalties

 
Rolls-Royce to Break the Norm With UltraFan, World’s Largest Aero-Engine Demonstrator
Rolls-Royce to Break the Norm With UltraFan, World’s Largest Aero-Engine Demonstrator

19 Jul 2022, 02:50 UTC / The incredible UltraFan, boasting the largest fan diameter and a gearbox that could power an entire city, is closer to its first test run

 
You Won’t Believe How Much This “Worthless” Ferrari Sold For
You Won’t Believe How Much This “Worthless” Ferrari Sold For

9 Jul 2022, 11:48 UTC / Floccinaucinihilipilification - the fourth longest word in the English dictionary, meaning 'the action of estimating something as worthless'.

 
2023 Toyota GR Supra Gets Manual Transmission Option, A91-MT Edition to Celebrate It
2023 Toyota GR Supra Gets Manual Transmission Option, A91-MT Edition to Celebrate It

28 Apr 2022, 06:37 UTC / The first units of the 2023 Toyota GR Supra equipped with the manual gearbox will start arriving at U.S. dealers later this year

 
1958 Chevrolet Impala Looks Stunning, Hides Rare Surprise Under the Hood
1958 Chevrolet Impala Looks Stunning, Hides Rare Surprise Under the Hood

25 Apr 2022, 11:29 UTC / No, it's not a beefed-up V8, but the four-speed manual gearbox that was only available as a dealer-installed option in 1958

 
Three-Pedal GR Supra Confirmed as Toyota Wants to Save the Manual Transmission
Three-Pedal GR Supra Confirmed as Toyota Wants to Save the Manual Transmission

15 Apr 2022, 08:01 UTC / The Toyota GR Supra is indeed getting a manual transmission version, which is set to premiere in a few weeks. But will it launch in the U.S.?

 
Barn-Kept 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Is a Hot Rod in Disguise, Has Mysterious Gearbox
Barn-Kept 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Is a Hot Rod in Disguise, Has Mysterious Gearbox

17 Dec 2021, 12:46 UTC / A somewhat rusty example that likely spent some years in storage, this 1957 Bel Air is not your average Tri-Five, sporting an unlikely four-speed manual

 
Tuning 101: Improving the Car's Transmission
Tuning 101: Improving the Car's Transmission

5 Nov 2021, 14:50 UTC / By improving a car's transmission parts or assemblies, the end result will be a faster, more fuel efficient vehicle, and here are the steps to do it

 
Rolls-Royce 87,000 HP Gearbox Sets New World Record, Could Power an Entire City
Rolls-Royce 87,000 HP Gearbox Sets New World Record, Could Power an Entire City

1 Sep 2021, 03:11 UTC / Rolls-Royce proves its at the top of the industry once again, with a cutting-edge power gearbox that makes next-gen engines much more efficient.

 
The Pros and Cons of Nissan’s Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission
The Pros and Cons of Nissan’s Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission

3 Dec 2020, 12:22 UTC / Hailed as innovative and revolutionary, Nissan's Xtronic CVT has had its fair share of problems since the first version was released

 
New Volkswagen Manual Gearbox to Debut in the 2020 Passat
New Volkswagen Manual Gearbox to Debut in the 2020 Passat

15 Jul 2019, 14:51 UTC / 2020 Volkswagen Passat to debut a new geneartion manual transmission, one that will soon be used on more of the group's cars

 
Most EVs Only Have One Gear. What's Up with That?
Most EVs Only Have One Gear. What's Up with That?

21 Aug 2017, 11:11 UTC / Automatic gearboxes have long taken away the pleasure of selecting one particular gear from us drivers, but EVs seem to do the same thing to auto transmissions

 
What Happens When You Engage Reverse While Driving?
What Happens When You Engage Reverse While Driving?

24 Jan 2017, 19:56 UTC / Obviously, you're never supposed to try this in your car. But it's nice to know that modern cars won't self-destruct if you make an accident

 
Lexus Engineer Details the Twin-Transmission Setup of New LC500h
Lexus Engineer Details the Twin-Transmission Setup of New LC500h

7 Mar 2016, 09:08 UTC / The engineer behind the Lexus LC500h project has explained the way its twin-transmission system works. The hybrid coupe has a four-speed automatic and a CVT

 
Mercedes-Benz to Stick with Nine-Speed Gearboxes
Mercedes-Benz to Stick with Nine-Speed Gearboxes

8 Dec 2015, 13:26 UTC / Although other carmakers are developing ten-speed gearboxes, Mercedes-Benz is saying its nine-speed is better and that it will stick to it

 
Magna Buys Transmission Maker Getrag for $1.9 Billion
Magna Buys Transmission Maker Getrag for $1.9 Billion

16 Jul 2015, 13:10 UTC / Stuttgart-based Getrag makes about 3 billion euros worth of gearboxes for Ford, Renault, Mercedes, Smart and other car companies

 
Ready to Change Gears in an Electric Car? Bosch Says it’s Possible
Ready to Change Gears in an Electric Car? Bosch Says it’s Possible

18 Jul 2014, 10:07 UTC / In case you don’t know why you have a gearbox in your car, that’s because a combustion engine revs to only around 8,000 rpm and has its sweet spots where it provides maximum power and to...

 
BMW CEO: Manual BMW Sales in the Low Single Digit Range
BMW CEO: Manual BMW Sales in the Low Single Digit Range

4 Jul 2014, 11:03 UTC / One of the most troubling problems the world of automotive enthusiasts is facing today is the extinction of manual gearboxes, especially on performance cars. That’s one area where BMW is still...