[VIDEO] How about a manual Ferrari F430? image

Well, most Americans will definitely disapprove but we cannot do anything more than praise it!

Most supercars and performance vehicles these days have dropped manual transmission options from their offer, mostly because of the low demand, but we do know that most petrol heads prefer a manual transmission over an automatic one all day long on their “toys”, especially when we are talking about a curvy road. I mean, sure, you cannot beat a double-clutch automatic transmission on your daily commute, but what about weekends when you want to go out for a joy ride?

This particular vehicle is a Ferrari F430 which is equipped with the rarer 6-speed manual transmission, sending power from the engine to the rear-wheel drive. No matter what version of the F430 you used to choose, when this vehicle was in production between 2004 and 2009, the same 4.3 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine was found under its hood, capable of producing a total output of 491 HP (366 kW) and 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) of torque. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time is made in just 4 seconds and top speed stands at an impressive 315 km/h (196 mph). The Ferrari F430 was offered in two body style, coupe and roadster, both of them with the same rear mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. The supercar has left production when it was replaced by the 458.