Redpill me on exotic shift patterns why do some of them even exist?

Redpill me on exotic shift patterns why do some of them even exist? I can maybe understand back in the 30s when the gearbox was designed on paper and machined by hand but why did the beetle have a star pattern shifter in the 60s?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Thats a common shift pattern for race cars.

    Its because you barely need 1st gear in a race.
    Most of the time you need 2nd and 3rd.
    4th on the long straight.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Is that a 190e?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Does R have a lockout? I'm sure I'd fucking wreck that gearbox by shifting without thinking about it.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Haven't driven that specific one, but there's typically either a lockout or a really strong spring that you have to overcome to get into reverse. E30s have a normal shift pattern but a similar left and up reverse and it'd be really hard to go into by accident, you have to go way over to the left and push much harder than the forward gears to get into it. Looks like a similar setup on the one in the pic, even though first is down and left.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What are you talking about? The beetle has an H shift pattern.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The old ones have a star shifter. Not 100% sure how far back you need to go to find them though.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        No they don't, they shift in an H pattern.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Wow look at that H pattern. It's almost like I know what I'm talking after daily driving air cooled Volkswagens for 3 years.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >air cooled
        gallons of oil

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I'm alright with this
      also nice trips

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I'm alright with this
      also nice trips

      checked
      I don't drive manual but this seems intuitive.
      Going from 1st to reverse or vice versa seems easy enough.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah it's nice because you don't have to worry about accidentally shifting into reverse because you have to push the lever down to engage it

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Wtf is OP's pic?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Stay away from that shit retards, you really don't know what you're fucking with.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Demons aren't real, Pablo

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >real
          there's your mistake. just keep going to church. no need to be so brave.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        What is it? It looks like some woman's astrology book.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          If only you knew, which you shouldn't know

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >/x/ will tell me, /x/ is ronery

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Lol ars goetia was written by literal 16th century neckbeards. Stop acting like some tough know-it-all guy when this ain't shit. Don't believe me? Just try these rituals.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          This, I got exactly 0 lotto numbers trying to consult Paimon last Halloween.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        ES EL DIABLO!!!!

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