Long live the manual gearbox!

Shaun · Oct 31, 2019 12:05 PM

Porsche 911 manual lever

The demise of manual gearboxes may not be imminent after all, at least not at Porsche because they have just announced the option for a manual for the new 911, 992 generation. US market only for now.

Porsche 911 side

The latest 911 was launched with an 8-speed dual clutch (PDK) only option globally. And the thing about Porsche is that they listen to their customers’ demands.

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Case in point would be the previous generation 911 (991.1) GT3 that came with PDK only and purists around the world moaned for a manual. So they brought back the 6-speed manual for the facelifted 911 (991.2) GT3 .

Porsche 911 GT3 interior

Manual transmission on the 911 (991.2) GT3

Now manual transmissions are no longer seen as the entry level option but instead a conscious, enthusiast decision and because it’s produced at a relatively low volume, it will not be cheap.

But even so, Porsche, which is an enthusiast brand, maintains and highlights that there is no additional charge for the 7-speed manual option as an alternative to the PDK for the Carrera S models, base Carrera models will stick to PDK at the moment.

The 7-speed manual comes paired with a standard Sport Chrono Package, which includes Dynamic Drivetrain Mounts, PSM Sport Mode, a rev-match function and the mode switch on the steering.

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