Just the mention that a certain performance model will come without a manual transmission would get the stick fans all riled up and we are expecting the same to happen when the 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C comes in without the manual transmission.
Despite how the purist seems to feel about performance model and the manual transmission, it seems like the sales just do not reflect that. According to Ferrari, when they fork out 10 million euros to develop a new manual gearbox a few years ago, only two of their customers ended up picking the manual transmission over the automatic transmission.
It is clear that the performance drivers are starting to move away from manual transmissions and are beginning to see automatic transmission in a new light especially with all the upgrades and improvement that the auto transmissions have been getting.
The 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C will be arriving next year but no date or price has been announced yet.