GM puts Automatics in all of their cars. Considering the 10 speed is the fastest transmission ever built by GM they are putting in of all their cars. The 10 speed is way better for racing than the 6 speed manual. GM only sells a manual in the camaro and corvette, to which the Automatic is sold far more considering its 100x better than any manual transmission
It’s better, but that’s beside the point, the truth is that the 1LE (all of them) can be specced with the manual, so the car in the game is accurate. If I’m not mistaken the 2018 Mustang doesn’t use the 10-speed either, while the F-150 Raptor does.
The M3 E92 in Forza is the year before DCT and 19’ rims, which I don’t like, considering the M5 is from 2009 (already the latest and best year), but it’s not a problem from an accuracy standpoint.
Race transmission is based on adjustability, not speed. In these cars it usually lowers shift time by 0.00s, indicating the upgrade has no impact on actual performance other than the ability to tune gears.
People have their preferences. I even prefer a 6 speed over a 7 speed. When it comes to racing, if youre on a course that you get up to top speed, shifting all the way back down to second is a tall task, even in a video game. I can agree the 8 speed autos in the 392 Chargers does keep you in a powerband but I drive a 6 speed manual daily, 4.76 FD. I’m always in the powerband. My setup is a 8600 redline, tuned my high cams to come on at 4500, so essentially i’m always in race mode/power curve. I’m not sure i’ll ever drive an auto IRL, I find it too boring
Its forza you can make your 20 speed if you had one a 3 speed with tuning. I have a 10 speed in my SUV, shifts super quick. although, with 10 gears driving around in manual mode probably isn’t the most relaxing things pressing a button every few seconds. Automatic on the other hand is perfect
I think the confusion is people hear auto and they think like some family van. GM automatics in particular are highly performance capable and just as fun as well as higher performing than the stick. With a ten speed, I can see gearing being too close and remove too much of the drivers control or consistent doubleshifting.
For performance? I find my ol hydramatics and t transmissions far more fun than a stick. Cause… You do know you can have full gearing control yeah? Even my auto sunbird gt and chevette I manual shift. Firmer and faster than ever possible on the stick and clutch.