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No manual gearbox for upcoming Porsche 911 GT2

By Faiming_low on 16 Mar 2017

Attached Image With the new facelifted 911 GT3, Porsche has delighted purists and fans with the re-introduction of the stick shift as a transmission choice.

Those who are eyeing the upcoming 911 GT2 might be slightly disappointed though. Porsche's Chief Executive Oliver Blume has just confirmed to Car Advice at the Geneva Motor Show that the flagship model will only be available with a dual clutch automatic.

Interestingly, the new car is rumored to so much more hardcore and faster than before that 'regular' GT2 model will be skipped entirely. It is possible that the car will just be known straight as the GT2 RS.

"In the past it was a very famous model of the 911, and maybe in the future we will have a GT2 as well. For the GT2 it’s very typical to have big power combined with the turbo engine. Today we can't talk about the power, but when we launch the car I think you will see at which level we can get to with the car. And we’re still working at it," Blume said.

He also added that he couldn't go into to a lot of details, but the company has a clear vision of what they want to do.

The new GT2 is expected to make around 650bhp and should debut in early 2018.

Credits to Total 911 for the photo.

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Written by Faiming_low
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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Turboflat4 Mar 17 2017 09:33 PM
Unless they provide a manual without all the extras like auto rev matching, the DCT is still the more sensible option.
Vinceng Mar 17 2017 09:33 PM

Absolute shame !!!

 

2 pedals are never true blue sports cars.

Turboflat4 Mar 17 2017 09:38 PM

Absolute shame !!!

2 pedals are never true blue sports cars.


Neither are cars with 3 pedals that can rev match for you. And that seems to be the default for high end "manual" sports car these days. That's the even bigger shame. Even the "purist" 911R comes with this sacrilegious feature. Granted, one doesn't actually have to activate it, so there's that. But if one is acutely aware that one can never really do it as well as the computer and is therefore damaging one's million dollar car ever so slightly (or not so slightly) with every mismatched shift - how long will one take to just throw in the towel and turn on that Sport mode button that also activates the auto rev match feature? We can't all be Walter Rohrl.
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