Originally Posted by mlhj83
I don't think choice of transmission should be based on skill, it's all preference. By saying what you said, you are inferring that only skilled drivers are allowed to drive the 1M, which in reality isn't the case. The ZF 8 speed is a fantastic gearbox; both the MT and the ZF 8 speed are proper gearboxes.
The video above is purely tongue-in-cheek; we all know the 1M is the quicker car.
That's not at all what I am saying.
If you lack the skill to properly launch a manual gearbox in a high torque car such as the 1M, you shouldn't be drag racing against an automatic as in the M135, where the driver only has to put his foot down.