I drive a stick - I manually shift between gears while driving. The connection between myself, the vehicle and the road is one of poetry, a sublime orchestration of horsepower and timing.
The most exhilarating, 3rd gear. Nothing is better then down-shifting into 3rd while negotiating a tight corner, engine whining, tires dutifully holding the line.
Inspired, I want to design/build a pedal that is a sonic representation of that experience. An Overdrive pedal that borders on Distortion.
Here is a sketch: