Ferrari says the stick is dead and there's nothing anyone can do to change its mind about that.

Speaking to  Motoring  during the Paris Auto Show, Ferrari's chief technology officer, Michael Hugo Leiters, made it quite clear the Prancing Horse is not interested in out-dated performance technology. .

“Ferrari is design, performance and state of the art technologies. There’s no manual transmission that can beat this performance and therefore we have decided to stay on the double-clutch gearbox,” Leiters said.

Moan as you may, the market has spoken. The last time Ferrari offered the option to row it yourself was on the first-generation California, only five cars were optioned that way, sealing the manual transmission's fate at Ferrari.