if you look at the sides of the steering wheel, you will see a "paddle". its called "paddle shifters". they started on the 360 modena as an option. as seen in the enzo also, as well as the 612 scaglietti, 360 spyder, and F430. the auto button turns it into "semiauto" mode. it means you have the option to shift but it will shift if you don't. i have driven a 360 spyder and enzo and love it, for city driving! if you want a CAR! get the stndard transmission.