The all-new 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 is one model that we at Porsche of Plano are very intrigued by. And as such, we can't help but speculate exactly what the forthcoming model will offer in terms of specs; and specifically transmission.
The original cause of this wonderment stemmed from the moment we heard that Porsche had upgraded the underpinnings for the 911 GT3 for its 2013 model year. This was done in an attempt to maximize the sports car's handling abilities. And since then, it has been reported that two transmission options are being considered for feature in the new model; manual- and Porsche Doppelkuppling (PDK) transmission.
For those of you unfamiliar with the technology, PDK is an innovative auto-transmission option with manual capabilities, and its designed solely by Porsche for models in the new Porsche lineup. And while PDK is an amazing option for so many models, enthusiasts know the undeniable thrill of manually shifting a boisterous sports car like the Porsche 911 GT3.
As for which option will win out in the end, it remains to be seen. In an ideal world Porsche would offer the manual transmission as standard fare with the possibility to upgrade to the PDK. And since both are reputedly being tested, this could in fact be the case, that is except that officials are fairly insistent only one will make it to production.
Which would you like to see?
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