Originally Posted by timeless
I owned a red '79 308 years ago...had a gated transmission and a clutch that was so stiff it was like doing 200lb leg presses.
That is because it was a real Ferrari, meant for people who actually developed skill in manipulating a transmission and could perform tasks like properly matching revs between shifts. Ferraris today are built for the video game generation, who want all the go fast fun and sounds, with a user friendly format.
I learned the art of matching revs on a '78 308. And when you get it right, there is no better sound that those webers blipping crisply between shifts. It is very rewarding.