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Hi, I just found this site. There is a lot of info. But I am wondering when Chevrolet will release an manual option, preferably a six-speed manual? I'm not a big fan of automatic transmissions.
 

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Best guess is 2015 model year. The internet gossip is GM didn't invest the engineering resources in validating the M6 and LS3 in Chevy SS configuration even though it can't be vastly different than the GXP G8. That said the electrical architecture of the Chevy SS has many modifications over what would be a somewhat simpler architecture in the GXP. Guess the diesel Cruze had priority! Fingers crossed for 2015...
 

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Probably Within a year or 2 based on GM's history.
But, I wouldn't hold my breath.

New Camaro and Mustang soon, so you might have to go there.
Both will be worth the wait.
 

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Probably Within a year or 2 based on GM's history.
But, I wouldn't hold my breath.

New Camaro and Mustang soon, so you might have to go there.
Both will be worth the wait.
Hopefully it will be less than that, 1 year after the original on-sale date seems to be the industry norm for manual transmission releases from what I've seen.

What other cars from GM had the 2 year wait for manual transmission availability?
 

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Thanks for the answers.

The Camaro and Mustang GT, are the other cars on my short list. It's going to be a touch choice.

Here's my follow up question.

Will there be a coupe version?
 

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Thanks for the answers.

The Camaro and Mustang GT, are the other cars on my short list. It's going to be a touch choice.

Here's my follow up question.

Will there be a coupe version?
Highly doubtful. GM history = 2004-2006 GTO on shortened version of this platform then fall asleep for two years prior to G8, 2008-2009 G8 then fall asleep for 5 years before the 2014 SS all pretty much on the same platform. And this is from a place where the Vice Chairman Bob Lutz said "the G8 is too good a car to waste"..... doubt we'll ever see anything as cool as an SS coupe plus it would compete with the Camaro and that brand team would be vocal to GM brass about that!
 

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Highly doubtful. GM history = 2004-2006 GTO on shortened version of this platform then fall asleep for two years prior to G8, 2008-2009 G8 then fall asleep for 5 years before the 2014 SS all pretty much on the same platform. And this is from a place where the Vice Chairman Bob Lutz said "the G8 is too good a car to waste"..... doubt we'll ever see anything as cool as an SS coupe plus it would compete with the Camaro and that brand team would be vocal to GM brass about that!
In my eyes, the Camaro is basically a Chevrolet SS coupe, and definitely far from a modern day four-door corvette (as GM liked to call it).

A real SS coupe would be cool to bring back the GTO, but I think the Camaro is good enough, though Pontiac does need something better going on, on their side.

So maybe a 2015 Pontiac GTO will be possible? Who knows....
 

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Maybe GM figured auto would sell better for the first few years? Truth is manual transmission sedans do not sell that well if there is an automatic option.
True performance cars with manual transmissions sell well.

First few years?
The SS Sedan is already a six year old car.
It's on it's way out.

It should have launched with a TR6060 and a LT1.
 

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In my eyes, the Camaro is basically a Chevrolet SS coupe, and definitely far from a modern day four-door corvette (as GM liked to call it).

A real SS coupe would be cool to bring back the GTO, but I think the Camaro is good enough, though Pontiac does need something better going on, on their side.

So maybe a 2015 Pontiac GTO will be possible? Who knows....
Pontiac needs something better going on? What do they have going on?
 

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I agree a manual would be nice...however I wouldnt buy one. I've owned a few manual trans cars in my time and driving them in traffic (which I deal with) is tiresome. I much prefer auto with paddle shifters. With that said I certainly see the attraction to a manual and feel it should be available in any performance car.
 

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I agree a manual would be nice...however I wouldnt buy one. I've owned a few manual trans cars in my time and driving them in traffic (which I deal with) is tiresome. I much prefer auto with paddle shifters. With that said I certainly see the attraction to a manual and feel it should be available in any performance car.

Especially a performance car with performance is it's NAME.
SS Performance Sedan :rolleyes:
 

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I remember hearing the manual is supposed to come out a year after launch. But I can't find the source now. I think it might just be pure speculation at this point.
 

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I remember hearing the manual is supposed to come out a year after launch. But I can't find the source now. I think it might just be pure speculation at this point.
I'm confident the car will have a manual trans for 2015 MY; that said I just bought a used G8 GXP M6 to tide me over until GM gets it right.........
 

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In my eyes, the Camaro is basically a Chevrolet SS coupe, and definitely far from a modern day four-door corvette (as GM liked to call it).

A real SS coupe would be cool to bring back the GTO, but I think the Camaro is good enough, though Pontiac does need something better going on, on their side.

So maybe a 2015 Pontiac GTO will be possible? Who knows....
 

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Here's hoping the manual comes. I refuse to buy automatic. I could see myself going with another car if Chevy keeps leaving us in the dark, with what they plan to do much longer.
 
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