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I would sure like to see the black and gold color combo for sure. I have always liked that look. The 06 GTH is one of the best looking Shelby's on the road today. It has that magic look.

I miss mine.

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The "GT350" will be a manual trans only, but the GT350H can be it's own nameplate and Shelby has been known to build specific models for Hertz before. I don't see why they couldn't outfit an automatic transmission if that was necessary. I don't think they should, though. If you can't drive a stick, you don't get to rent one!!!!

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The "GT350" will be a manual trans only, but the GT350H can be it's own nameplate and Shelby has been known to build specific models for Hertz before. I don't see why they couldn't outfit an automatic transmission if that was necessary. I don't think they should, though. If you can't drive a stick, you don't get to rent one!!!!

Oh, only all that EPA mileage stuff. But it would be a post title mod. Somehow I don't think it's going to happen unless Ford goes and puts a automatic in a production run.
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Oh, only all that EPA mileage stuff. But it would be a post title mod. Somehow I don't think it's going to happen unless Ford goes and puts a automatic in a production run.

That could happen, HERTZ request set number automatic GT350 cars from Ford. Not sure what SA role would be as this car is already built & named by Ford. Maybe the GT350 H rocker and gold stripes would be added by SA. Cannot see SA duplicating the work that Ford is doing. I guess time will tell.

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The manual trans is becoming a thing of the past. It's just a matter of time until Ford puts an 8 speed auto in the Shelby . Why not start with the Hertz model . I like a manual but I'm a dying breed and Ford wants a younger pool of buyers.

I also think a average driver can drive the new crop of auto trans cars faster then a manual. What do they put in the F1 cars or IMSA corvettes etc.

The Auto trans SGT's were boring to drive but you put a paddle shift 8 speed set up for race mode and that's another story . I drove a caddy CTS -V auto. @ Road Atlanta and loved every minute.

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I would LOVE a paddle shifter in my '06 Hertz. I simply can't stand the current transmission and the lousy shifter. Yes, it's boring, and it doesn't matter that I have about 500 HP on tap. Yes, I can drive it fast, but I prefer more driver control/input and to manually be able to keep my revs where I want them. I will sacrifice speed for control/fun any day unless I had a dedicated track or drag car.

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I must tell you that picture of your dad's 66 next to your 06 is just priceless . Like it a lot. I owned a 06 Hertz auto with no mods and it was great to look @ but not a on ramp fun car. Maybe 500 hp would have fixed that.

You know with a paddle shift auto you can hold your gear in the corners. You can also get rev match on down shifts.

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Ford/SVT will not do this, even though we'd all love to see it. The costs involved for an automatic with this new Voodoo engine and certification will cost more than they feel it will be worth overall cost wise to appeal to the few overall that will appreciate it. I have brought this up before, but in the end it is all about the numbers. For the new "16 GT350's" to have a rental model with a manual.....use Google and see what went on with the first 200 ( off late night tired memory, I believe 256?) or so 66 GT350H models with the T10 manual......all the rest ended up being C-4's because of too many clutch, racing, and durability/stupidity issues....those who remember this or know enough about can take this from here.....LOL

 

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The Camaro zl1 580 hp , 2015 ZO6 corvette 8 speed auto and all foreign high hp only offer auto trans. The outside venders have the auto trans that can handle anything Ford can build. Cost is not the problem since the vender makes the trans not Ford. I bet half the Corvettes sold are auto's wake up Ford.

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In a few years, when I get over 70, I might consider a slush box, but not while I'm young…... :love_shower:

Slush box ! The new 8 speed gear box shifts faster than any human could. They even shift faster than a Porsche trans. But I get where you are coming from I like a shelby with a manual.

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I drove both manual and automatic in my 2006 Shelby GTs. The auto shifted exactly (+-200RPM) of where I shifted the manual. And it did it faster although I think I did it smoother. The auto seemed "grabby" or "snappy" but I might have been being too gentle with the manual too.

Good example of my Hertz. That said, I do miss the hand shaker!

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