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Next 911 GT3 to offer manual transmission again

By Faiming_low on 02 Nov 2015 in New model

Attached Image It appears that Porsche is listening to its purist fans and buyers. After being criticised by important clients, Porsche agreed with them that the relationship between man and machine had taken a blow for the sake of performance in the current 911 GT3 by only offering it with a PDK transmission.

Quoted via Carscoops, Andreas Preuninger, head of Porsche’s GT program, told Car&Driver,“The GT3 is full of systems that make sense on the track, but for the purist, there may be something lost.” And to make things right again, rumors that a simplified, back to basics GT3-lite, called the 911 R is being readied. It is said to have a GT3 engine and will definitely be offered with a manual gearbox.

Preuninger was also hinted in the interview that the next 911 GT3 will be offered with both a PDK and proper manual. 911 fans rejoice: your prayers have been answered!


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Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Vinceng Nov 03 2015 10:29 PM
Bet you 90% buyers in Spore will still go for the auto.
Turboflat4 Nov 04 2015 11:38 AM

I would still buy whatever ran faster numbers around the Ring.

 

The days of the "true" manual are dead anyway. I wonder if these "purists" would be so keen if they had to deal with an unsychronised dogbox transmission. After all, that's what real racers deal with.

 

Sporty manuals on road cars now even take care of the "blipping" (rev matching on downshifts) for you. To my mind, that obviates any real skill needed to drive a manual quickly.

 

It's been proven time and again that paddle-controlled double-clutch transmissions are the fastest shifting thing out there. Why do people still resist progress?

 

At any rate, Porsche has already run the "purist" experiment fairly recently, and that car was called the Porsche Carrera GT. No ABS, no stability control, manual transmission. End result? A lot of crashed cars, dead drivers and passengers with massive negative publicity, lawsuits and a reputation as a widow-maker.

 

No, 99% of people who want a manual Porsche only *think* they can drive one at the (true) limits. There is only one Walter Rohrl out there, and not many who can drive a Porsche as well as (let alone better than) him.

Aaronlkl Nov 05 2015 03:17 PM

Real car enthusiasts always opt for a proper manual gb. Period

Turboflat4 Nov 05 2015 03:29 PM

Real car enthusiasts always opt for a proper manual gb. Period


Non synchronised, I hope. No ABS and no traction control on the car either, I hope.
Aaronlkl Nov 05 2015 04:04 PM

Non synchronised, I hope. No ABS and no traction control on the car either, I hope.

 

Yes, you are right bro! No electronic interferences of any kind whatsoever. The Lotus Elise is a good example of a real drivers car today.

Turboflat4 Nov 05 2015 07:46 PM

Yes, you are right bro! No electronic interferences of any kind whatsoever. The Lotus Elise is a good example of a real drivers car today.


In that case, I salute you. But even the Elise has ABS and a synchronised transmission. Nearly every road car is a compromise. If you wanted a pure driving experience your best bet is to get a track day special or take a road car and strip it down.
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