Not really. Since it has a clutch, the power is cut completely during shifts. And in A1 or A2, the shifts are quite lazy. At A5, they are harder. But the hardness of the shift is also controlled by throttle/brake.
In S5 (where mine stays), I can get a HARD shift (full throttle no lift) or a smooth shift you don't feel (a well timed lift).
'95 Alpine M3 LTW
'00 Dakar M Roadster
'02 Topaz M3
Red/White SRF #4 (Chassis 561)