No manual gearbox for the next Porsche 911 GT3
The new generationPorsche 911 has started to show its new lines with the unveiling of the standard Carrera models. And Porsche will continue with the unveiling, until we will finally see the top versions if the 911 line-up. The GT3 version, set to be unveiled in 2013, is the first one that comes with a sad news: the company will only offer a PDK gearbox for it.
Porsche is currently testing both both manual and PDK versions, but according to August Achleitner, the 911 project chief, only one model will be offered in the production version and the PDK is the favorite one.
This decision has inspired by the launch of thePorsche Turbo S: "When we launched the 911 Turbo S, we did not offer a manual, but we have not had a single complaint," and the GT3 is the next logical step.
Also, Achleitner confirmed that both GT2 and GT3 will be offered with the new electromechanical steering system that has been seriously criticized for offering less driver feedback than a traditional hydraulic setup. According to him all their race drivers prefer it and the company decided to offer it.