Originally Posted by Diver
Dual clutch automatics simply blow manual transmissions away. (Flame retardant suit on...)
Concerning performance, that they do, however it comes at a price as DCT's are also heavier and add much more complexity. Many of us don't care that the performance blows manual transmissions away though. The overall involvement and control can not be rivaled by a DCT, which is why many of use still prefer a traditional manual.