Except porche in the rlevant for comparison cars does not really have the economies of scale to which you refer. Porche produces a very narrow range of NA cars and a narrower range of these with the 6 speed manual. The 6 speed box and attendant engine mating/emissions/fuel economy package was ostensibly developed for 500 911Rs' Even if we assume it was alla slo planned for the Gt3 and include the new Gt3's at 50% takeup rate thats still a total of what 4k units over 2 years?. If porche can make money at 2k units per year, how about ferrari?. Ferrari is just lazy and does not give ac rap about performance car owners, its interested in luxury handbags for men with great paper numbers to drive to club/resteraunt. The prfit comes from 1800 sheilds and fake Cf options, in theory the current brand cred unbderpinings comes from f1 racing, paper numbers and a past calaogue of exceptional cars. Its funny how peopel here say a manaul is a dinosaour, and ferrari is all about cutting edge performance., So youre all cool then with an all electric ferrari? because if tesla is any guide it will be "faster" No, seems most people here love "archaic" engine noise, archaic "burning fuel" and the drama, associated with it, just like some go for the full sprtscar packager and also love a manual. The differentiator between paddles and manaul in most cases is the differentiator between the the love of the art of driving and the rest. Ill grant that .01% really get it on track with paddles where they are most excelent. There are also a very few ferrari owners lucky enough to live in Germany, argentina, south africa and parts of the Me where car can be maxed our regularily enough that paddles probbaly are just as entertaining and therefore "better" As for muisic anologies its more like an ipod as opposed to Cds. I pods compressed sound they lost the highs and the lows, but were convenient and easy to store and acess music. Cds are like good modern tech in cars such as Fuel injection reliability, power etc and retained 99.9999% of the good parts from vinyl without the loss associated with Ipod convenience. Vinyl, today thats just an affectation, like driving an old MGB when you could be driving a miata.