Today, the flappy paddle gearbox is a must for every supercar, you get the F1 feeling while driving and you change gear faster, and if you're a track-fanatic you will find the performance are alot better. The F1 gearbox has been introduced for the first on the Ferrari F355 F1 Berlinetta in 1997. Today almost every supercar has an F1 gearbox, and i think the fun and passion for the manual gearbox is missing. There's almost no more request for this gearbox and car manufacturers aren't even offering them anymore. Just a few examples, manual gearbox is not available on the new Ferrari FF or Lamborghini Aventador.
What i want to show you today are some rare pics i've just found on Ferrarichat, featuring 3 Ferrari California with manual gearbox. In 2010 Ferrari has sold thousands of Californias, you want to know how many of them with a proper clutch pedal? Just 6!!
Pictures by 456-boy, olivier and deppi0 on Ferrarichat.