Originally Posted by LabelKing
I think there are people who special order an automatic for Ferraris, and such.
Actually, the largest market for automatic Ferrari's is the USA. Especially, in FL and Cali. It's a combination of the traffic and ease of use. At the same time more and more Ferrari's come equipped with flappy-paddle gearboxes, which have both an auto and manual mode, thus the driver gets to choose how he wants to shift.
And just for edification: the manu-matic flappy-paddle gearboxes used in Ferraris are not true automatics, they are manual gearboxes that have a computer controlling the release of the clutch, and this is evident at low speeds in auto mode, because the shifts tend to get a bit jerky as the computer is uncertain how fast and in which gear to shift up / down into (I've been in a Maserati Quattroporte, and I have seen this happen firsthand).
Also, some models now only come with flappy-paddle gearboxes, such as the Ferrari Enzo.