Auto shift vs. Manual


Spongebob Squarecar
Oct 12, 2001
My friend swears that the launch is better if the shifter is in first gear instead of drive. Says something about an extra clutch that is only engaged when in 1st or reverse.

I think he's on crack and I prefer to just leave it in drive. I think it makes no difference with the initial launch.

Who is right?
Low/reverse clutches are applied when in manual low, but I dont know if that would affect the launch?