The computers have won. Cars with automatic transmission are more efficient and consistent than manuals. But if you believe that owning a high performance vehicle is about having fun, Carfection has for you a bucket list of cars with “a proper gearbox.”
Praga’s idea of a road-legal car is a falcon with side mirrors and brake lights. The R1R has a mid-mounted turbocharged 2L F4R Renault engine that produces up to 390hp and 391lb ft of torque, enough to push its 1480 lb form to 160mph.
A grand tourer variant of the Ferrari 250, the Europa used a different V12 than the one used in most other 250s. Only 22 Europa units were built, and of those only four had a body built by Vignale. If James Bond had a two-car garage, this would have occupied the 2nd space.