• Oct 19, 2009

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There was a time when shifting your own gears meant you had to drive with both feet, but in the age of high-tech automatics, that's no longer the case. Over the years, F1-style gearboxes has evolved and -- in most cases -- proven to be faster and more efficient than a manual, with far less physical labor.

Ferrari's recent lineup is chock full of auto 'boxes, and one F430 Challenge owner who frequents the track finally got fed-up with the teasing from his manual shifting brethren and decided to poke back at those who call his Maranello masterpiece the Ferraromatic. Hit the jump to watch all the things you can do in a self-shifting Fezza, including knitting, texting and wine tasting (simulated). Sure, it's all a clever ruse (a few inconsistencies with steering angle spoil the illusion), but it's damn funny all the same.

[Source: Axis of Oversteer]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      How long until Alex Roy makes a real version?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Even if it is fake, it makes a statement at his track buddies. Even better, he tracks his Ferrari, that to me is the most awesome part. And from some of the comments on other sites, I hear he is a pretty genial guy too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hilarious, but I don't think it's real. you would have seen several of the distraction objects pass through the main camera view.. And the steering input doesn't match the car closely enough.. Still hilarious!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Don't be such a pooper!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
        • 5 Years Ago
        thanks chief. fake, but it was hilarious haha. for a moment i actually thought it was real LOL.
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOLZ! Fake but awesome!
        • 5 Years Ago
        "RT @SillyPorsche Is that a bottle of Blue Nun I saw in there? No actually it was a rather nice Sauvignon Blanc"
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hmm, I think he was Twittering...

        "I'm P4 @ Lap 20 in Maranello lol :)"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hillarious... this is where he drives for real :
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAFoQivOrbM
      • 5 Years Ago
      in a really busy day - this made me laugh ... thanks
      • 5 Years Ago
      obvious fake, but i like it. lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      see its ok to text and drive!
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL NICE
      • 5 Years Ago
      Epic in Hilarity! Love how he started to dance/play drums to the music haha..
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why does it jump to the home page when I click on the post's picture?
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