Porsche brings back manual transmission to the 911 (992)
The manual transmission is said to be seeing its final days, many companies don't offer this as many people prefer and only have licenses for automatic transmissions. Porsche was one of them, not any more.
Porsche have announced that on its 911 model it will bring back the manual transmission. This will happen on only two of its 911 models - the 2020 911 (992) Carrera S and 4S - both coupe and cabriolet versions. Porsche will offer a seven-speed manual transmission as an option, at no extra cost. The standard car will come with a 8 speed PDK and this will be an option that comes with the sport chrono package.
The sport chrono package will include Dynamic Drivetrain Mounts, PSM Sport Mode, a rev-match function. Along with this on the steering wheel it will include a switch which allows you to switch between normal, Sport and Sport Plus mode the customisable Individual mode. Like the previous generation this Carrera S and 4S will get the standard mechanical limited-slip differential including Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) when you select the manual transmission option.
Because of the manual transmission the performance changes a little bit, nothing you will notice but I shall mention it none the less. It will do 0-60 in 4 seconds and reach a top track speed of 190 mph, which is plenty.
You can now order Carrera S and 4S with the manual option and expect to get it by spring next year. The price for 2020 911 Carrera S with manual transmission is $113,300 (U.S), the 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet with this option will retail for $133,400, without the handling and delivery fees of Porsche.
I reckon a lot of Porsche enthusiasts will now be happy again as their favourite car is now available with a manual transmission fulfilling their purists dreams of their perfect car.