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      02-18-2013, 04:20 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Sylon View Post
Weight aside, one thing I don't like: the transmission. No paddle shift, no manual. Kinda takes the fun out of that 415hp motor.
I forget where I saw it, but a US car magazine tested a first gen Viper in the 1/4 mile using 1-3 and then again just starting in 3rd and not shifting. There was a really small difference, like 0.2s. If you have enough torque, it sort of negates the benefits of shifting (just ask Tesla).

Having said all that, I'd still consider the SS if they make a three pedal car, but as for shift paddles, count me as one who doesn't care.