As has been reported off and on for the past few years, Ferrari — in as vivid a sign of the times as when Kodak stopped selling film cameras — is phasing out the use of manual transmissions.
I know Deron is saying he’s only having a hard time fathoming this news on a micro scale, but this is seriously mind-boggling. Isn’t the whole point of a Ferrari, so that you have to, you know, drive it?
Though in the Italian automakers defense they are merely phasing in paddle-shifters on the steering wheels and doing away with the stick-shift. So, in that sense, it’s more like an F1 racing car. Yay!
Still, there will no longer be this: