Porsche introduced a model 911 with manual gearbox in Los Angeles

Porsche introduced a model 911 with manual gearbox in Los Angeles

November 21, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Although many sports cars now feature only automatic transmissions, Porsche is committed to its vision and offers a manual gearbox for the new 911 992 sports car.

A 7-speed manual transmission is now available for ordering on Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S coupe and convertible models, and this is a free option replacing the standard 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or PDK. The novelty was presented today at the international auto show in Los Angeles.

Porsche has kindly included the Sport Chrono package as standard on all models with a manual gearbox – this package usually costs $ 2,720. For vehicles with manual transmissions, the package includes a speed matching function in addition to dynamic transmission mounts, a Competition mode for stability control, and shift paddles.

The 911 also uses a conventional limited-slip rear differential, unlike the electronically controlled differential, which is paired with the PDK. In addition, the car has become 38 kg lighter by changing the transmission to a lighter one. We do not know whether a manual transmission will affect the 3.0-liter engine in the Carrera S version.

Porsche notes that the acceleration time to 100 km / h on a manual transmission is slightly longer than the PDK, saying that the Carrera S with a 7-speed manual transmission sprints in 4 seconds. In this case, the maximum speed has not changed and is 306 km / h. Prices for the new 911 Carrera S modification start at $ 113,300, while the 911 Carrera 4S Convertible starts at $ 133,400.