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Interesting about the non-turbo GT3 take-up in the US, compared to PDK other models. I wonder what the 400Z will come out to be? I'd say 60/40% manual/auto here. Manual for me that's no question. Foreign markets no idea.

 

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60% sounds about right as a lot of people shopping for a car like the Z will want it. Also, our options have become limited over the years, so that should help out with manual sales a bit. Shortly after that I bet Toyota will sell a manual MKV Supra.

BMW is still offering an optional manual in the new M3 and M4!
 

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Despite the manual fervor here, there's little chance six-speed sales will ever exceed the demand for autos. The current take rate of manual transmissions across the industry is less than 5%. Even if the new Z has an enthusiastic opening with many orders for a clutch (don't worry, I'll be with the rest of you), I think the most optimistic outcome would be 60% autos with 40% manuals.
 

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I typically buy autos, especially if they are good, like the DSG in my GTI was.
However, with this new Z very likely being the last of a dying breed, I am very strongly considering a 6MT. I'll have the entire future to buy any kind of vehicle I want that doesn't require shifting, this will be one of our final chances at a good MT car.
 

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My question is, will the VR30 be mated with the current 370Z 6MT or will it be an improved version? Hopefully we will get short throws, good positive detents on the gates, and clutch take up that is not too high, i.e. easy to modulate.
 

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My question is, will the VR30 be mated with the current 370Z 6MT or will it be an improved version? Hopefully we will get short throws, good positive detents on the gates, and clutch take up that is not too high, i.e. easy to modulate.
Nissan has continuously developed the six-speed tranny in past Zs, and there's no reason to think they won't continue that practice with the VR30DDTT. But don't count on an entirely different design or feel than the current Z34 tranny. It remains one of the best manual trannys on the market.
 

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Nissan has continuously developed the six-speed tranny in past Zs, and there's no reason to think they won't continue that practice with the VR30DDTT. But don't count on an entirely different design or feel than the current Z34 tranny. It remains one of the best manual trannys on the market.
Awesome good to know. I’m just so used to my short positive shifts on my RB Z that expecting a lot on the new Z’s manual.
 

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Nissan has continuously developed the six-speed tranny in past Zs, and there's no reason to think they won't continue that practice with the VR30DDTT. But don't count on an entirely different design or feel than the current Z34 tranny. It remains one of the best manual trannys on the market.
Hopefully this time around, they will not use a CSC.
 
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