When the Nissan 300 ZX came out it marked the first time that the automatic version of the car was faster than the stick. Yes, there are some improvements... maybe even some advantages.
But he's right to a point. I'm old school when it comes to hotrods.
The visceral thrill of controlling 350 horses with your left and right feet is something special to me... I don;t care how much power a car has, because with an auto (even tiptronic) it's like wearing a condom.