There was a time when most people who truly love to drive would never consider purchasing a sports car without a manual transmission. Of course, time marches on and with it technology. For this reason, many of the best sports cars with manual transmissions today use automated manual transmissions. Contemporary twin-clutch automated manual transmissions shift faster and more efficiently than any human being ever could. Further, their gear changes are so seamless, forward momentum is absolutely uninterrupted during the transitions. Still, for some drivers, the feeling of having absolute control over their machines trumps any advantages these new transmissions could ever provide. For this reason, many of the most advanced manufacturers still offer drivers a choice in this regard.