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Old 04-30-2013, 12:58 PM
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The end of an era - Porsche 911 Turbo PDK ONLY - No manual

Porsche 911 Turbo PDK only

Porsche has rolled out the specs on the new 911 Turbo and signaled the end of an era. The new top end daily drive-able super car from Stuttgart won't come in manual transmission. The days of endless threads on manual vs fill in the blank replacement technology are coming to an end.

Yes new forms of transmissions are faster, more fuel efficient and safer then three pedaling your way around but I have yet to find anything as satisfying. With performance cars like Ferrari and Lamborgini have already dropped manual options it is expect, but disappointing, to see Porsche following suit.

BMW is already phasing out the third pedal in many of its vehicles because of diminished consumer demand. The latest 8 speed auto or DTC can simply shift better and certainly with less work for the majority of buyers. It will be a sad day when the M3 no longer has a manual option, and that day is coming.

Angry mobs, grab your pitchforks. There's no more manual-PDK is the only transmission now. The center differential is now a computer-controlled, water-cooled Haldex unit that can send 13 percent more power up front.
Read Car and Drivers 9 facts about the new 911 Turbo and let us know what you think.

9 Things You Should Know About the New Porsche 911 Turbo

Then to make you feel better watch the 911 Turbo test mule tear up the Nurburgring.


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