Question of the Week: Should the RC F Get a Stick Shift?

 
 
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Once upon a time, the manual shifter was king. None of the cars I lusted after as a kid--Lamborghini Countach, Ferrari Testa Rossa, Jaguar XJ 220--could even be had with an automatic. 

Now, I know we've come a long way from the power-robbing slushbox days of yore. And while dual clutch gearboxes make for wicked fast shifts and faster lap times, if I had my way, all sports cars would come with a third pedal option. But I also buy new music on vinyl records and will occasionally slip and say I used the DVR to "tape" things.

And while I realize it's unlikely to happen, I think it'd be great if there was an option for an old-school stick shift on the new-school Lexus sports car. Am I wrong? 

 
 
 
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Eric Gross (Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:21:49 -0700): Stick shift only way to go on a sporty auto like that!
Christina M Wilson (Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:22:41 -0700): YES, a stick shift should be an option!
Alexander Brown (Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:39:23 -0700): Stick Shift is the only option that should come on a sports car.
Lee Andrew Rankin (Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:11:02 -0700): hell yes
Pete Hulme (Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:09:14 -0700): if it ain't a stick it ain't a sports car
Jacob Rosenberger (Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:58:56 -0700): You couldn't be more right. Lexus/Toyota needs to take not on how many people have done swaps in the SC for a manual. Also how coveted the manual transmission is for the SC300. Let's start a letter writing campaign. Who's in?