The auto industry can be a pretty unforgiving place, especially if a company tries to reinvent the wheel when it shouldn’t have to in the first place. For all of Porsche’s engineering brilliance, it’s also had moments when it tries to think too much of what can be without looking in front to see what’s already there. Purists of the Porsche 911 know this all too well after Porsche decided to go with a full automatic transmission on the 911 GT3, considered as the spiritual embodiment of the 911’s celebrated lineage. Fortunately, Porsche itself isn’t above reproach and has recognized the need to bring back the manual transmission on the GT3. Yep, according to Car and Driver, the successor to the current 911 GT3 will be available with an automatic or a manual transmission.