I was told the same thing this weekend by the Corvette person from the manufacturer who came down from Michigan with the car. But he also said that driving the seven speed manual ( the one he had with him), was more fulfilling and engaging as a driver's car. As I mentioned, the car has impressive and instantaneous low end torque. The low volume high RPM supercharger did the job and allows for excellent throttle response. But things that spin faster tend to generate more heat.