O.k., I checked this is a manual transmission. But to me it's a joke. It's overly complicated, and derives from the racing world, where that system might help you win a race, by saving a fraction of a second here and there. But racers have a whole team of mechanics backing them up. Learn to shift with a clutch - the physics of it are simple. After a few thousand miles, the act of shifting becomes ... automatic!
Operating a manual is easy for anyone of reasonable IQ. You don't need a topgun mechanism of complicated electronics and servos to do it for you! And there is no way to repair these subsystems when they go bad, it'll be four-figure replacement parts - plus labor.
I did that reasoning.My fearless guess - if the Abarth really looks like that when it comes out, it'll be priced pretty close to a Cooper S Chili
sorry I missed this 3 months ago.I remember when the Lexus IS 300 came out with only an automatic transmission, it got laughed off the street.