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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-18-03, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
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GT Auto 1/4 mile vs. manual

Does the GT auto beat the manual over the 1/4 mile?
Any thoughts guys? (i.e. wheel spin at take off, how much time does this cost the manual?)

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Re: GT Auto 1/4 mile vs. manual

depends whos driving i guess
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I've done some additional research since my initial thread was posted and I have some new information. "russellw" posted some interesting information on "threadid=37118" on 9/5/03. I hope he doesn't mind me quoting his good work!

He had 400 m times and 0 -100 times (as well as graphs and accelleration data) for 3 cars, being an XR6T, XR8 and GT. In summary he found the following:

400 m (all autos):
XR6T - 14.22
XR8 - 14.16
GT - 13.98

In comparison Motor magazine July 2003 issue had the following times:
400 m (all manuals):
XR6T - 14.14
XR8 - 14.40
GT - 13.98

"russellw" 0 - 100 (all autos)
XR6T - 6.04
XR8 - 6.22
GT - 5.84

Motor magazine July 2003, 0 - 100 times (all manuals):
XR6T - 5.91
XR8 - 6.16
GT - 5.78

In conclusion there doesn't seem to be much in it over 400 m for the GT in auto and manual form!!!

I'd love to see a side by side test on the same track, temp, weather conditions ect., ect.

If anyone has heard of such a comparison please post it.

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Re: GT Auto 1/4 mile vs. manual

heres my two bobs worth,as a very proud owner of a bagt auto, it would imposible for any human to change a manual gear faster than the btr auto
as i have driven a few gt manuals, thats why i waited extra months for the btr auto to arrive..
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Re: GT Auto 1/4 mile vs. manual

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mabey ur just a slow changer...i know that i can change faster in my turbo that the btr auto changes in other turbos i have driven, and the xr6 turbo box is sposed to be a dog..
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venom dont belive every thing you hear or read mate!!!
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haha dont worry i dont...either way, i found that the auto is damn quick, but it is possible to change quicker with a manual
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Guys,

Don't forget that the manual has an extra cog (5 gears Vs. 4) which gives it an advantage in acceleration (minus the extra time taken to actually shift).

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Re: GT Auto 1/4 mile vs. manual

the btr also has a 5th gear in override will only opperate in the select D drive possy.
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Re: GT Auto 1/4 mile vs. manual

Mygt you must have the only gt with a 5 speed auto I think you:ll find if you read your owners man it is a 4 speed autoa lockup
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