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May 14th, 2016

The greatest era of driving is on verge of extinction! With more and more customers preferring the auto’s over their manual counterparts, especially in the supercar segment, the true way a driver should control what the car does with the road is on the way out and this deeply saddens us. The world has come to these levels that there are no takers for manual supercars out there, just imagine, Ferrari sold just two manual California’s in US, just two! Don’t get us wrong, the auto’s these days have become extremely advanced and fun to drive, there is no doubt in that however, the manuals are just a way lot better for that true driving pleasure that auto’s somehow just cannot replicate. A few manufacturers and a few cars in these times have decided to carry on the baton of manual’s existence by still providing them for customers to choose from. Here we discuss about 5 Best Manual Cars currently on sale and hope that this true blue way of driving remains alive!

2016 Porsche 911

The first car in our 5 Best Manual Cars currently on sale had to be from the manufacturer who has a history of creating the best supercars ever made. Indeed, Porsche is not just the best manufacturer of absolute gem of supercars out there but it is still the only supercar company which offers a pure driving sensation to its customers by offering a manual transmission. The manual in concern here is a seven speed found on the 2016 Porsche 911, and is said to be among the most advanced manuals in the world currently, and for sure the reason behind it being that Porsche is still not afraid to spend any money in improving manual transmission. It is commendable to know that all this effort by Porsche is done for a meager 30% of all 911 buyers out there who chose a manual over the automatic.

2016 Porsche 911 - Manual Cars

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4

The second car on our list of 5 Best Manual Cars currently on sale is another Porsche showcasing the manufacturer’s serious intent to keep the manuals alive. The 2016 Porsche Cayman, even in its S and GTS models is available with a choice of a manual gearbox. Adding to this dedication towards manual’s by Porsche in 2016 is the ultimate of all Cayman’s, the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 with its track tearing 385bhp 3.8-liter engine from the 911 S and it only comes with a manual transmission which is a 6 Speed one, oh boy!

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 - Manual Cars

2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT

The Iconic British Supercar maker Aston Martin clearly knows what the true gentlemen really like, of course the manual. Even though Aston Martin is no longer offering manuals in its top of the line supercars, it however does, offer it in its V8 Vantage, and thus the 2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT figures in our 5 Best Manual Cars currently on sale and icing on the cake being, that the 2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT is also the least expensive Aston out there. What else do you truly need? A manual, An Aston Martin that has a 4.7 Liter V8 from the Vantage S that produces a staggering 430bhp of power!

2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT - Manual Cars

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The next car in our 5 Best Manual Cars currently on sale brings with it the American flavor of muscle manual supercar into our list. The new(er) Corvette C7 brought a whole new design to the Corvette supercar when I was launched in 2014 and the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 keeps care of its and provides a manual transmission along with a powerful V8 engine. The Corvette Z06 features a new 7-speed manual transmission mated to 638bhp of power from its supercharged V8. Under the hands of anyone who knows his manual shifting art well, this Corvette Z06 can do staggering numbers of 0-60mph in just 3.3 seconds and now that’s fast whichever you see it. That’s true even for the top-of-the-line Z06 model, which makes a rather astonishing and, when shifted by an expert tester, can hit 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds, making the Z06 among the best-driving sports cars in the world at any price.

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - Manual Cars

2016 Dodge Viper

Another US born all muscle manual features in our 5 Best Manual Cars currently on sale and it is none other than the mind altering-ly powerful 2016 Dodge Viper. It might not be your exact sort of a all class and finesse supercar but as they say, numbers don’t lie and with the monster of a 8.4-liter, 645-hp V10 the 2016 Dodge Viper is a perfect throwback to the 1960s and early 1970s the era of true muscle cars. This 2016 Dodge Viper comes with only a 6 Speed manual transmission to choose from and is a brutally quick beast that can scare the wits out of people without much trying.  The manual on the car is a one that also likes to be retro, thus, shifting requires commitment and some muscle to get the Viper in the right gear.

2016 Dodge Viper - Manual Cars

As they say, the greatest era of motoring is on the verge of extinction and the pure adrenalin field driving needs a lot more love from the customers. Only time will tell what would happen of the great manual supercars in future, till then like the saying goes ‘grab them while you still can’. Do let us know what you think of our list of 5 Best Manual Cars currently on sale in the comments below.


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