The top 10 cars with manual transmission are the cars that feature this wonderful stick shift. While most of the brands are manufactured with automatic, only these handful keep the manual alive. Many enthusiasts prefer manual over automatic (it has its benefits), as it offers a more engaging driving experience. For this many automakers still offer manual transmission options in their lineups.
10. Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
The Cadillac CT5 is a compact luxury sedan in an attempt to compete with Europeans such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi. The CT5 had the looks but lacked performance. So, Cadillac introduced the high-performance CT5-V Blackwing. The CT5 was equipped with a 6.2L supercharged V8 offering 668 hp mated with a six-speed manual transmission.
9. Aston Martin Vantage
Aston Martin Vantage is a car that is engineered to make you feel the G force every time you put your foot on the throttle. Under the hood lies a Mercedes-Benz-sourced powertrain a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 producing 503 hp, paired with a seven-speed Graziano manual transmission.
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8. BMW M3
The M series of BMW offers the best performance and it means to give you the best of what the BMW M3 can provide. It packs an oversized grille with a performance body kit, controversy aside, it’s got a 473 hp turbocharged six-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual gearbox. The car has adaptive dampers and adjustable brake pedals, optional carbon-ceramic brakes, and gold-painted calipers.
7. Nissan 400Z
Launched during the ’60s, the Z-series has produced some of the most iconic sports cars ever built, such as 240Z, 300ZX, and 350Z. In 2018, rumors started to spread in the auto industry, that Nissan was developing a new Z-car. The product version was unveiled in 2021, 400z. This car is powered by a 400-hp twin-turbo V6 coupled with a 6-speed manual.
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6. Ford Mustang
2022 Ford Mustang is very engaging to drive and offered various transformative performance packages. But its standard turbo-four engine isn’t that exciting and the interior quality is also not so good. The GT models are powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 450 HP mated to a 6-speed manual.
5. Mazda MX-5 Miata
The Mazda MX-5 is undeniably the world’s greatest convertible, because of its simplicity and low weight. This small roadster is both enjoyable and cheap with its manual transmission.
4. Porsche 911
The 2022 911 is powered by a 3.0 Litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engine underneath. The base Carrera makes 379 hp while the S makes 443 hp and the GTS which makes an astonishing 473 hp. The much-loved seven-speed manual stays with the S and GTS models.
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3. Subaru BRZ
The 2022 Subaru BRZ is the lightweight than the previous generation and that’s why it seems peppier than before with its 228 HP NA flat-four engine. This affordable sports car comes with a rear-wheel drivetrain, mated with a 6-speed manual, and competes against Toyota GR86 and Mazda MX-5 Miata.
2. Volkswagen Golf R
The GTI is as good as it gets if you want a Volkswagen Golf. But, there is another underrated Golf version that’s better than the GTI; the Golf R. It comes with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of producing 315 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. It can reach from 0-62 mph in just 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 168 mph. All this is equipped with a 6-speed manual.
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1. Ford Bronco
Ford’s Bronco is a great off-roader with a daily commute manner, unlike the Jeep Wrangler. Bronco is compatible with a convertible top, two and four-door body styles, and removable doors also. 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 300 HP and 2.7-litre twin-turbo V6 engine roaring 330 HP mated with a 7-speed manual transmission.
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