The F1 uses computer and hydraulic commands to do the shifting. Best explaination I've heard so far. I too like manual, but obviously those days are I think over. Other day was trying to use the clutch on the Viper. Can actually feel something,but time will tell.
There is no torque converter to break the "torque" from the engine as is present with auto tranny's.
So to make up for the loss of the torque converter, Ferrari introduces "slippage" at certain points. Thus, the clutch disc will wear out faster. It kills the car to back up mucha s that's the highest degree of slippage and the "auto" mode is the 2nd killer.
None of this occurs with manual shifters unless the driver is a poor driver.
So as a result the "degree of wear" must be checked by Ferrari's electronic diagnostic instrument known as an SD/2.
You have in the F1 system multipe seals, hoses, actuators, reservoir, fluid, adjustments, re-adjustments, extra weight, extra cost, extra complexity, etc, all of which add to maintenance. The F1 pump is an expensive nightmare as it starts to run the moment you open the driver's door, and it is less than fully reliable.
Same for the 430's.
In short find a 6 speed.
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