I am by no means putting the car down. Its just not for me. Second, I am sick and tired (and tired and sick) of everyone talking about the track. It's less than one percent of owners of any car brand or make but you all talk about it as its the most important thing about the car. I've been tracking since 2004 when I took my driving class working towards my licenses before stopping (total nother story). But I still go and track my cars from time to time. I also like doing back country road day trips and vacation trips with my PLAY TOY. I want to be able to do these things in one car. However, it has to have a manual if its a Corvette or I will not bite. Too many other cars out there that are ME with paddles that I can choose from. And don't start spouting stats that the new C8 will blow these others away. Reread what I said about A) 99.9% drivers cannot hit the published numbers anyway so whats the point of it? Bench racing? B) How I use a car and what I want it to do. I hope the C8 is everything that it is suppose to be. If they pull a Porsche and have a model with a stick then I will have to look.