When the 992 generation Porsche 911 was first revealed, there were no manual transmission option available globally and it was a sign of manual transmissions becoming obsolete. However, less than a year later, Porsche announced the option for a manual for it in the US. Now, the manual is available for the 911 Carrera S in Europe along with other updates.
First things first, the 911 Carrera S and 4S is now available with the aforementioned manual gearbox over in Europe at no extra cost. Similarly to the US, the base Carrera model is PDK only.
The 7-speed manual option comes the Sport Chrono package, which includes automatic rev-match function, tyre temperature display, Porsche Torque Vectoring, Dynamic Drivetrain Mounts, PSM Sport Mode, a rev-match function and the mode switch on the steering.
The 911 Carrera S manual hits 100 km/h from a standstill in 4.2 seconds and tops out at 308 km/h. The manual 911 is also 45 kg lighter than the dual-clutch (PDK) variant at 1,480 kg.
Porsche also introduced the Porsche InnoDrive. It is essentially an upgraded adaptive cruise control and is only available with PDK variants. This is because the system works by controlling the engine, transmission, and brakes using the navigation data. It takes into account corners and gradients as well as speed limits if desired.
Next is the Smartlift function for all 911 variants, which allows the front end to be automatically lifted at locations driven regularly. When the driver activates the lift system, the GPS remembers the coordinates and the system will automatically lift the car up if the driver is in the same location again.
Additional options include new lightweight noise-insulated glazing for all windows in the 911 coupe series. It saves about 4 kg over the standard glazing. And lastly, the Ambient Light Design Package includes ambient lighting that can be adjusted in 7 colours.