It would if someone wanted their car for drag racing instead of autocrossing. The SVT was almost built for autocrossing, with the handling and tall 1st gear. Acceleration should be quicker if we all had 5 speeds instead.I cant think of a single good reason to get rid of the 6 speed.
While the gearing leaves something to be desired for everyday driving, the close ratios are a lot of fun.The 6 spd is for novelty. The gearing is a joke. 3k rpms at 65?? WTF?? and 3rd and 4th are almost the same gearing.