I bet the 991 GT3 is still going to be absolutely spectacular to drive, though. The pervading view seems to be that if the GT3 is truly a track car for the street, which it is, then a car with PDK is faster around the track than the manual. Totally agree that it's a shame to see one of the last bastions of the manual transmission move some of their models to PDK only but I'd guess the non-GT3 and non-Turbo 991 models will continue to offer stick and they are still excellent cars. Having lived with a 997 manual, I do think my next 911 would be PDK, though....
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