Report: Porsche will keep offering a manual transmission as long as customer’s demand it
Recent reports have suggesting that the next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 will get the brand’s lighter and faster dual-clutch PDK transmission. Well, that isn’t so. According to Porsche CEO Matthias Muller, Porsche will continue to offer manual transmissions as long as customers keep demanding it.
Earlier reports suggest that Porsche will go the PDK-S route for the new 911 GT3 since it would step up performance but the issue of it not being appropriate for enthusiasts has held Porsche back from not offering a manual gearbox.
It’s safe to bet that the new Porsche 911 GT3 will get the 7-speed manual that is currently offered on the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera lineup.
Click here for our original post on the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera.
We’re huge fans of Porsche’s dual-clutch PDK 7-speed, which is indeed blistering fast, but hey, if you’re a fan of manually shifting – Porsche won’t let you down.
Refresher: Power for the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera comes from a new 3.4 liter boxer 6-cylinder making 350-hp. The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S is powered by a 3.8 liter boxer making 400-hp. Mated to a Porsche’s PDK 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, the 911 Carrera runs from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and 4.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package’s Launch Control function. The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S with a PDK goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and 3.9 seconds with the Launch Control function of the optional Sport Chrono Package. Top speed for the 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera comes in at 188 mph and 179 mph, respectively. Prices start $82,100 for the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera and $96,400 for the 2012 911 Carrera S.
– By: Omar Rana