The 3-Pedal, Manual Transmission Exotic Car: A Dying Breed

If you’re a car enthusiast, odds are you learned how to drive a car with a manual transmission. You know…cars with that clutch pedal on the side, a “stick shift”, and all that “old-school” technology.

So let’s say you’re a successful plastic surgeon or dermatologist or well…ok, let’s be real…you’re probably a dentist/orthodondist who escaped this ENTIRE health-care reform stuff ( 😀 ) and you’re looking to purchase a brand-spanking new exotic supercar? Well, here’s the harsh reality: modern exotic cars with 3 pedals and a gated shifter are becoming obsolete and if you are looking to order your brand new exotic car with that iconic gated shifter…well, good luck with THAT!

So it’s refreshing when you come across a modern exotic supercar with the old-school 6-speed shifter! Especially if it’s a Lamborghini! Oh my!

Enter this SUPER RARE Lamborghini LP570 Superleggera: Dressed in a “subtle” metallic gray known as “Grigio Lynx”, this modern exotic sports the proper specs – with its 5.2 Liter V10 engine pumping out 570 hp and 397 lb-feet of torque. 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds; Top speed around 202 mph.

But here’s the best spec of all: a 6-speed gated manual! Oh yeah! You see, you just KNOW that this car was meant to be enjoyed and the owner KNEW that – as he could have easily bought any of the boatloads of E-Gear, paddle-shifting Superleggeras out there…but he DIDN’T! Cuz you know – it simply doesn’t get any more fun than driving a modern exotic and rowing through the gears! 🙂

See more pics here: Rare 6-Speed Manual Lamborghini LP570 Superleggera

So, which do you prefer: the old-school stick-shifting manuals or the modern fast-shifting paddle transmissions?…

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