Originally Posted by RUOkie
I was thinking paddle shifters like in the BMW M3 or F1 where there is no clutch pedal.
99% sure F1 cars have a clutch because I'm pretty sure it's the same system this is.
The BMW has a computer-controlled conventional manual transmission. (Actually it could be a paddle shifted automatic, either way same principle.) Ken's car has a dogbox, which is upshifted without the clutch but still launched with the clutch, that has paddle shifters. It's not quite the same thing, a dog box is not nearly civil enough for a street car like the BMW.
Also, Ken Block is not an amazing driver, he's just good at handbrake turns. If he put this much effort into rallying, he might be as competitive as consistently as Pastrana or Comrie-Picard.