The last time you could order a manual Ferrari was when the first version of the California was released. That was years ago. Today, we see no mention of a manual Ferrari and that’s for good reason.
Motoring.com.au recently had an interview with Michael Hugo Leiter, Ferrari’s CTO. He told them: “Ferrari is design, performance and state of the art technologies. There’s no manual transmission that can beat this performance and therefore we have decided to stay on the double-clutch gearbox.”
Leiter also went on to say that the total manual order for the California was around three to five examples. If you’re Ferrari, you’d most certainly draw the conclusion that customers were not interested in manual cars after seeing the low order amount.
However, there is a positive spin here for a the lucky few who have recent manual Ferraris in their possession. With the news of manuals not coming back to Ferraris, this will most certainly raise the asking price for the more recent Prancing Horse’s with a stick shift. So if you happen upon one for a decent price, it may not be a bad idea to snatch it up.