true about drag cars are auto,...bout yeah our cars is not like them so in our case, stick is faster!!!5gencivic said:alot of drag cars (muscle cars, some imports such as 3z's and supras) are auto's. the reason is that an auto allows the motor to be on full throttle from the get go. also with an automatic transmission there is no way for you to miss a shift. there is also no searching for the optimal shift point, in most of the higher tech cars the shifting is done by computer.
in a drag race most of the time a higher power auto car will beat a higher power manual car. however there are occasions where, when equiped with a better driver the manual will win.
generally tho if you want a fast drag car you opt for an automatic or a semi-automatic transmission.
of course i'm also talking about VERY high performance cars. you can't expect a civic auto tranny to stand up to 400+ turbo hp...