So Lambo's strategy is to do away with designing manual transmissions and cars that exceed 200MPH.
Now eliminating a need for 200MPH+ top speed is understandable. Frankly, anything under 200MPH is enough for road and track use.
But the slow demise of manual transmissions from the roads makes me sad, especially in ultra high performance cars like the Lambo.
I was lucky enough to land a test drive in a Gallardo a short while ago and I was shocked at just how bloody easy it was to operate considering you could throw it in to full automatic if you got tired of using the flappy paddle gear selector on the steering wheel. The car also automatically rev matched for you on downshifts.
My initial impression was that it was not much different than driving a Toyota Corolla if that's how you felt like driving it.
Lambos to me are the Diablo or the Countach. Narrow pedals so you can heel-toe it and gated shifters that demand precise shifting as you double clutch it in to corners.
Not slushboxes so any douche in an Affliction t-shirt and 10 ropes of gold chains can throw his keys at the valet.
...and that's my rant and I'm sticking to it.