Let the kinda-manual vs. manual debates begin.
We love a good drag race, even if the scales are a bit unbalanced. Take this race between a BMW M2 and a Ford Mustang GT put on by Evo, for example. The M2 weighs less but is down on horsepower. The GT has a 5.0-liter V8 sending power to the rear wheels but it’s heavier and sports a manual. The M2 is equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that flies through the gears. Speaking of flying, the BMW’s launch control helps it rocket off the line as efficiently as possible. The Mustang also features launch control, but, well, manual.
You already know how this race ends but it’s still worth a watch anyway, especially to see just how damn fast the M2 pulls away from the GT. One of the commenters on this video recommended pitting the Mustang Shelby GT350R against the M2. Now that’s a race we’d love to see.