While yes an auto may be faster what you really need to do is take a look down your shorts and tell me what you see.... ahhh yes thats right well maybe you should be in an auto.
lol just kiding.
Anyway yeah auto may be faster on the track but if your doing something like racing or driving around a corner and you let off the gas at all you have no control of gears or anything and your boost goes away etc... its a CRAP idea.... if you want the best get tiptronic you get the fast shifting of auto but the control of manual... you still lose some of the control of the clutch but its a loss thats worth it if your only concerned about speed.
As far as manual goes I will always own one and I think every car lover should... automatic is just totally 100% worthless.
1998 BMW M3-ECU, intake, tein coils w/ pillow ball uppers, sway bars, W7 w/ 1000 watt JL, short shift, DSSR, uuc exhaust, BBS CH 18s.
2001 Audi S4-Sold
1999 STAGE III VIGGEN-Sold
1992 900S- Sold