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Showing posts from October, 2007

Greatest Driving Road - Stelvio Pass Italy

The Stelvio Pass is located 130mi (200km) from Monza, Italy or 100mi (162km) from Innsbruck, Switzerland. Click on the blue place marker and get directions to heaven.

Here is the Top Gear crew driving an Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24(James May), Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera(Jeremy Clarkson), and the Porsche 997 GT3 RS(Richard Hammond) on the quest for the best driving road in the world. The Stelvio Pass footage starts at 4:09 on the 1st video and continues until the end on the 2nd video. This road should be on everyones must drive list.

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Why Paddles Suck.

VBH of Fifth Gear track tests the difference between an 2007 Audi TT Manual Transmission and the Direct Shift Gearbox. The DSG adds 44 lbs (20 kg) of weight and loses the man pedal all for an additional $1400. Let's see if the DSG is worth it.

So for everyone arguing that DSG, S-Tronic, SMG, Tiptronic, or whatever your apology for a proper manual transmission, is better than a clutch pedal and a fun stick watch the video again and weep.