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992 Now available with manual gearbox!

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2019/11/03 09:10:12 (permalink)

992 Now available with manual gearbox!

So the 992 manual has just been announced. US market only to start with, and only in S versions. Same price as pdk, but with Sport Chrono thrown in. 9kg weight saving, but 0.5s slower 0-60 times. What do we think?
 
My last two Carreras (997 S and 991 4S) were both manuals, and very entertaining back-roads machines. With the power hike of the 992 I’d been thinking about a basic Carrera with the manual box. Or do I have to pay £10k more for for the manual S? Strange times....

Andy B
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Re: 992 Now available with manual gearbox! 2019/11/03 10:57:14 (permalink)
Yes, I'd noted that too Andy. Rather odd, but I understand that manual transmission take-up these days is dwindling, with 80% or more Porsche owners opting for PDK. In the States apparently manual take-up is much higher in Carrera S and GTS models compared with the base Carrera, so it sounds as though this is a marketing-led decision. By the way, apparently the manual 992 Carrera S is about 38kg lighter than the PDK equivalent, a significant weight saving.
 
Maybe a Carrera T will surface with a manual option and there's always a remote possibility that the new naturally aspirated 4.0L 992 Evo engine used in the Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder could make it into the non-GT 911 range, as it will into the Cayman and Boxster mainstream offerings very soon.
 
Jeff

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