The 718 GT4 and Spyder Are About to Get A Lot Faster

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Back in 2015 (that’s 5 years ago, can you believe it?) Porsche gave us the Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder. The Cayman and Boxster finally got the power upgrade they so desperately needed, and they came exclusively with a 6 speed manual transmission just as God intended. It’s safe to say that they were pretty amazing cars, despite their long gearing, and slightly detuned 911 engines. The 981 GT4 and Spyder really left us wondering what Porsche could improve on if they brought these models back for the next generation. Well, we waited, and waited, and waited, and after 4 years of 4 cylinder Boxsters and Caymans, we finally got what we were waiting for in the June of 2019. The 718 versions of the GT4 and Spyder were better than ever (especially the Spyder) and again, they came exclusively with three pedals. Well, a new report from Evo Magazine suggests that things are about to change.

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See, with the 981 generation, the GT4 and Spyder were more special edition cars rather than full production models. They were made for only one year, and not too many of them were produced (hence their really high resale values before the 718s came out). This time, it’s different. After seeing how customers flipped their limited production, manual only cars like the 911 R without even driving them, Porsche decided to make the new 718 Spyder and GT4 regular production cars, like the Cayman S or Boxster GTS. This new mass market approach combined with an even heavier focus on track use begged the question: would there be a PDK?

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At first, it seemed not, but now Evo’ new report suggests that the PDK is going to be an option for 718 GT4s and Spyders later this year. If this is the case, this could mean BAD news for 911 owners…let me explain.

The biggest problem with the 981 GT4 and Spyder (the 718s still have this problem too) was that their gearing was way too long; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd particularly. 1st gear in these cars maxed out at 49 mph, 2nd gear maxed out at 83 mph, and the limit for 3rd was 114 mph, which is insane! For comparison, my 997.1 911 maxes 1st at around 38 mph, 2nd at around 70 mph, and 3rd around 102 (don’t ask how I know that). This is considered standard gearing for sports cars, as it provides a healthy balance between top speed and acceleration while allowing you to shift your heart out in the canyons.

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When reviewing the 981 GT4, Motor Trend did a calculation and they found that if the GT4 had standard gearing, the 0-60 time would drop from the claimed 4.1 seconds to around 3.5. That was faster than every 911 short of the GT3 at the time, and it would be even faster for the more powerful 718 variants. So unless Porsche decides to completely screw up the gearing for their 7 speed PDK, these PDK equipped 718 GT4s and Spyders are going to completely walk 992s in a straight line. I love the 911, don’t get me wrong, but I think it’s time for the Cayman and Boxster to have it’s time to shine. For real this time. What do you think?

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Porsche Unveils the 992 GT3…Sort Of

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For the 3% of our audience that is outside the US, today is America’s famous Superbowl Sunday. Personally, I’m not much of a football fan, but I really do love to watch the Superbowl commercials; it’s become a family tradition of mine. Anyway, this year Porsche has their own bespoke ad, and there’s something rather special about it. The ad is centered around the Porsche Taycan but Porsche for a split second, gave us a sneak peak of the 992 GT3. I think it’s beautiful.

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The short glimpse we do get is of the side profile and it’s safe to say a lot has changed compared to the 991 GT3. The wing, for one thing, is much larger than the previous gen 991.2’s wing. It seems more like an RS spoiler than a base GT3. Now this has me wondering, what will they do with the GT3RS (we know this is a base GT3 since it doesn’t have the side intakes unique to the GT3RS)? Also, we FINALLY get some new wheels for the GT3 models!! Ever since 2014 Porsche has been using the same flower-pedal wheels for the GT3 and GT3RS models with zero updates and these new wheels really suit the car in my opinion.

From what we know, the new GT3 will NOT be turbocharged. Power will come from a modified version of the 4.0 liter naturally aspirated flat 6 found in the current 911 Speedster. We don’t know power or torque numbers but we’re expecting something around the ballpark of 550 hp, not bad at all for a GT3. And with that massive new wing, the 992 GT3 is going to be FAST. I wouldn’t be surprised if it sets a sub 7 minute Nurburgring lap.

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However, the ad does raise some questions, not about the new GT3, but about the 992 Turbo. Neither cars have been officially revealed yet, but Porsche’s usual precedent is to reveal the 911 Turbo before the GT3. If this was the case for the 992, shouldn’t they be leaking the 992 Turbo instead of the GT3? We’ve had a lot of rumors circulating around the 992 Turbo and NOTHING has even been teased by Porsche. There are rumors that it’ll have over 600 hp, that the Turbo S will be a hybrid, the list goes on and on. These are some pretty weird times for Porsche, and I wouldn’t be surprised if something big is on the horizon.

Let me know what you guys think about the situation with the upcoming 992 GT3 and Turbo, we’ll see what the future holds for us. I hope you all have a fantastic Superbowl Sunday with your family and friends.

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The Base Carrera’s Identity Crisis

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As of this writing, there are over 30 different variations of Porsche 911. You have the Carreras, the Turbos, GT3s, GT2s, then cabriolet versions, and then all wheel drive versions of cabriolets, the list goes on. But, at the very bottom of the list lies the humble 911 Carrera. Sadly, time has not been so kind on this amazing sports car.

Back during the 996, the base Carrera was the fastest 2 wheel Carrera model you could buy; the only S model was the 4S. And compared to the other 996 cars, the base Carrera was a very respectable car. Towards the end of its, life-cycle, it was making around 320 hp, only weighed around 3,000 lbs, it was nimble, responsive, a great car to drive. Then with the 997 generation, the gap started to widen. The Carrera came powered by the same M96 motor as the 996, except this time making 325 hp (wow, 5 hp, I know) while the Carrera S got the 3.8 liter M97 motor with 355 hp along with all the suspension upgrades, bigger brakes, and performance goodies we’ve come to expect from the S. The Carrera was still very enjoyable, but now there was a very viable reason to go for the S.

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Fast forward to the 992 generation and it seems like Porsche has all but abandoned this once loved sports car. The 992 Carrera still gets a 3.0 liter twin turbo flat 6 but with a lack luster 379 hp, that’s 10 more than the previous 991.2 and over 70 hp LESS than the 450 hp Carrera S. And for the base model, you get the tiny steel brakes, smaller 19/20″ staggered rims which looks way worse than the S rims, and you don’t even get the option for a manual anymore. When I used to work in Beverly Hills, I’d see base Carreras all the time which were probably just leases that people who could care less about cars drove just to show off. And with the 992, it’ll likely be even more so.

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I understand that this makes them money, and that enthusiasts can just buy the S but that’s not what Porsches are about. They’re drivers cars, meant for tearing up Angeles Crest on a cool Sunday morning, not sitting in traffic on Wilshire Blvd. And it’s not like the 911 is that good of a daily driver, they’re way too stiff to drive on a daily basis. But I’m not one to just sit there and complain, I do have a solution.

If Porsche wants to be in the luxury car market, they should, just not with the 911. Would it be a problem, if Porsche saved the 911 for the enthusiasts and made a purpose built luxury coupe? Perhaps a revival of the 928? I mean, it wouldn’t require too much engineering, they’d just have to shorten the Panamera into a 2 door and use the same engine like what Mercedes and BMW do. That way, they’d have a proper daily drivable luxury car so the soccer moms of Beverly Hills can enjoy their daily commute while us car enthusiasts can have our beloved 911 for the weekends. What do you think?

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The Porsche 718 GTS 4.0: What a True GTS Should Be

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When the 718 Cayman and Boxster debuted a few years back, I really wasn’t that impressed. Sure they were fast and all, but their turbocharged flat fours really didn’t impress me, journalists seemed to agree. I have to say though, after having driven a 718 Boxster S, it was way more fun than I expected, but the engine note left lots to be desired. Everyone, and I mean everyone, begged and begged for a flat 6 in the 718. We missed the sound and the emotion of those beautiful engines in the 981 generation. And Porsche, I’m still surprised they did this, actually listened. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS 4.0.

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I guess Porsche wasn’t kidding when they said they were going to use their modified 9A2 engine from the GT4 and Spyder in other cars. Both the Boxster and Cayman GTS 4.0 come-as their name suggests-powered by a slightly detuned version of the 4.0 liter naturally aspirated flat 6 from the GT4 and Spyder. In the GTS, this engine makes a healthy 394 hp and 309 lb/ft of torque, which is 29 hp more and a few lb/ft of torque less than the outgoing 4 cylinder; not to mention, this thing revs all the way to 7,800 RPM. The even better news, is that it all comes standard with Porsche’s signature 6 speed manual. 0-60 happens in just 4.3 seconds and the cars top out at 182 mph, which is no joke. A PDK however, has not been announced (probably because it would be faster than the manual only GT4 and Spyder). Pricing is high though with the Cayman coming in at $87,000 while the Boxster will charge a hefty $100,450. I guess fun isn’t cheap.

Aside from being literally one of the best cars Porsche has made in years and setting a precedent for the automotive community for brands to listen to their customers (I’m talking to you BMW, no one likes big kidney grilles), the 718 GTS 4.0 did something else that could change Porsches forever.

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See, the GTS nameplate started off back in the early 2010s when Porsche revealed the first ever 911 Carrera GTS as a last hurrah for the 997.2 911. This “special” moniker has now become a staple of every single car Porsche has made to this day as the bridge between the S models and the higher Turbo or GT3 models. The GTS is literally just a fully loaded S with some unique badging and a cheaper price for said options. Those who have driven GTS cars say you barely notice the differences on the road. But with the 718 GTS 4.0, there’s now a legitimate reason to buy the GTS trim other than to show off to your friends. Of course, you get all the goodies like the old ones but this time you get a new engine, it’s a completely different car. Personally, I hope this trickles down to the 911 too so maybe we’ll get a 4.0 liter naturally aspirated 992 GTS? Maybe?

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Anyway, regardless of what Porsche does to their next GTS cars, the 718 GTS 4.0 is definitely a keeper. It combines the excellent driving dynamics of a 718 with a proper flat 6. What’s not to love?

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The Most Important Porsches of the 2010s

With the start of 2020 comes not only a new year, but an entirely new decade. The roaring 20s are back and the cars of the 2020s are just getting started. But as we step into this new era, it’s important to take a look at the past just to see how far we’ve come. Here are the most important Porsches of the 2010s.

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997.2 911 Turbo

Introduced back in 2009, the 997.2 generation 911 is arguably the brand’s best. With gorgeous, modern styling and old fashioned Porsche driving dynamics, it’s really hard to hate the 997.2. What’s important about this generation’s 911 Turbo in particular, is that this was the last 911 Turbo to feature a 6 speed manual. That’s right, back in 2010, you could pick up a 911 Turbo with a 3.8 liter twin turbo flat 6, 500 hp, and 6 speed manual. What a day that would be, huh?

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997.2 911 GT2RS

Today, the 911 GT2RS is more like a GT3RS with a 911 Turbo engine. It’s refined, fast as can be, and relatively easy to drive. Well, back in the day, the GT2RS was basically a 911 Turbo with the dial cranked up to 11; simple, yet so amazing. With a 3.6 liter twin turbo flat 6, 620 hp, rear wheel drive, and a curb weight of 3,020 pounds, the 997.2 GT2RS demolished the competition of its day, not to mention it has no trouble leaving modern supercars in the dust. The 997.2 GT2RS was also the last GT2 to come with 3 pedals, long live the manual.

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997.2 GT3RS 4.0

Dig around in any Porsche forum, and you’re bound to hear the name, “Mezger.” Well, Hans Mezger has designed most, if not all of Porsche’s greatest engines. His work with the 911 was most notably the engines in the 996 and 997 GT and Turbo cars. This man is a true genius and his last masterpiece when it came to 911s was the M97/74 engine, also known as the 4.0 in the 997.2 GT3RS 4.0. Making 500 hp, and weighing less the 3,000 lbs, the 911 GT3RS 4.0 was a real treat, a legend among legends basically. In my opinion, the GT3RS 4.0 is the greatest 911 ever made, not to mention it was the last Porsche with an RS badge to have a manual transmission.

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Macan

Taking a break from sports cars, I think it’s very important that we recognize the Porsche Macan. Since it was introduced around 2015, the Macan has consistently been Porsche’s best selling model. This is important because a lot of the money used to fund research for Porsche’s sports cars likely came from Macan sales. So, as long as Porsche has the Macan, it will have a consistent stream of income, which is nothing to complain about. I think we owe a thank you to this little crossover.

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918 Spyder

The Porsche 918 Spyder needs no introduction. When it first debuted, it was one of the fastest, and most technologically advanced hypercars ever made. The 918 was a leading pioneer in hybrid technology among performance cars, not to mention it was the first ever production car to lap the Nurburgring in under 7 minutes. With a 4.6 liter naturally aspirated V8 and two electric motors, the 918 made 887 hp, 944 lb/ft of torque and could launch to 60 mph in as little as 2.2 seconds! Even with today’s advances in technology and design, the Porsche 918 still remains a force to be reckoned with.

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981 Cayman GT4

Matt Farah (@thesmokingtire) has a distinct term for what Porsche has been doing to the Cayman and Boxster. The theory is, that no matter how good the Cayman and Boxster get, Porsche always makes sure that the 911 is better. And up until the GT4, we had every reason to believe this theory which was called the “Cayman Complex.” But when the Cayman GT4 first came out, it left the world speechless. The 981 GT4 was the first time that Porsche’s GT Division had gotten their hands on a Cayman, and it was arguably one of the best sports cars ever made. It was light, small, fun to drive, and not too expensive either. It also came stock with GT3 suspension and a 911 motor which made the GT4 VERY fast. it drove all the 911 enthusiasts nuts!

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991.1 911 R

I mentioned earlier that the 911 GT3RS 4.0 was the last Porsche RS car to have a manual transmission. This was due to the fact that Porsche thought its customers did not want manuals, and that they only wanted the fastest car possible. The 911 R proved them wrong. With today’s Porsche’s there is a trend which involves bringing back the manual transmission. Well, it all started back with the 911R. The 911R was essentially a GT3RS, without all the aero and the PDK. It was what Porsche had always intended the 911 to be, a bare bones, driver focused sports car. It was brilliant, and its resale value proved it.

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991.2 911 Carrera Models

As much as I love the 911, I can’t lie to myself and say that the car radically changes every generation. The concept of evolution rather than revolution is what’s defined the 911 over the years, but I think the most important change with the 911 of this decade came with the 991.2 Carrera models. This change came in the form of a 3.0 liter twin turbo flat 6. It was with the 991.2 generation that all 911 models except the GT3 and GT3Rs became turbocharged, and it was controversial to say the least. Numbers wise, this new engine was better in every way, but it just lacked the sound and emotion of its naturally aspirated predecessor. So for the future, I’m just glad the 911 has a flat 6, but if I were to choose one, I’d go for an NA motor.

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718 Spyder

With the 981 generation of Caymans and Boxsters, it was only the Cayman GT4 that got the true “GT treatment.” The 981 Boxster Spyder was kind of left out in that regard. This was not the case with the 718 Spyder. The new 718 Spyder is the first ever Boxster created by Porsche’s GT division and is miles better than its predecessor. With its naturally aspirated 4.0 liter flat 6 and its 8,000 rpm redline, there really isn’t much to complain about. It’s a phenomenal car, and a true GT Porsche.

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Porsche Taycan

Out of this entire list, I feel that the Porsche Taycan is the most important. Like it or not, electric cars are the future, and Porsche’s first ever electric car is a HUGE deal. Despite its inefficiencies and astronomical price tag, the Taycan is an amazing car. It brings top tier luxury, and Porsche performance to a segment that desperately needed it. The Taycan is Porsche’s first step into the future, and there is lots more to come.

Which Porsches do you think were the most important of this decade? Were there any that I missed? Feel free to leave a comment and let me know. Happy New Year!

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Porsche’s Mistake With The Taycan

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To start off, I would just like to point out that I am not the biggest fan of electric cars. I don’t think they’re very fun to drive compared to gas powered cars and I think they take away the passion from driving. That said, I am a huge fan of Porsche, and given that, I certainly want them to succeed in all that they do. This would include the Porsche Taycan. For what it is, I think the Porsche Taycan is a phenomenal car, bringing top quality tech, craftsmanship, and performance to the electric car world. So let’s just say that if I was to buy an electric car, I’d prefer it to be a Porsche.

Now, recently, the EPA came out with official range estimates for the Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S and they have not been kind to put it lightly. According to their testing, the Porsche Taycan Turbo has an estimated range of 201 miles averaging 69 MPGe (an electric car’s equivalent of miles per gallon) while the faster Turbo S has an even smaller 192 mile range and 68 MPGe. This makes the Taycan Turbo S the least efficient electric car on sale, period. As much as I would love to have a justification for this or a reason to defend Porsche, I don’t. The numbers just aren’t there.

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If you were to dig further, it would only get worse for Porsche. Not only does the Tesla Model S Long Range (the Taycan’s biggest competitor) have nearly DOUBLE the range of the Taycan Turbo S (373 miles vs 192 miles) but it also has more range “per pound,” let me explain. The Porsche Taycan Turbo weighs about 5,132 lbs and gets about 201 miles of range whereas a Tesla Model S Long Range weighs just 4,883 lbs and has a range of 373 miles. If you were to do the math, the Porsche would need to have an additional 1,189 lbs of battery to have the same range as the Model S Long Range. All of this basically means, that improving on the Taycan’s range is going to be really hard because of the fact that it’s so heavy and inefficient to begin with.

Along with its weight, the Taycan is also inefficient because of its battery capacity. More specifically, the way it’s used. And this is important because it really highlights a key difference in the design philosophies of Porsche and Tesla. For those that don’t know, the Tesla Model S uses a 100 kWh battery with no limit on charging capacity. Customers can charge their Model S to their hearts’ content. Now this presents a problem because if a battery is constantly charged to 100%, it will degrade much faster hence why Tesla only recommends charging above 90% for road trips. The Taycan on the other hand uses a 93.4 kWh battery but only allows you to use 83.7 kWh, essentially restricting 12% of the battery (note that this is also a big reason for its abysmal range). This makes it so that not only does your battery last longer, but it takes much longer for battery degradation to impact your range. Basically, more than 12% of your battery would have to be gone in order for you to notice a range penalty in the Taycan whereas you would instantly notice it in the Tesla. The difference in philosophy is that Porsche is more focused on consistency and driving feel rather than outright range and numbers.

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Porsche’s emphasis on consistency is shown even more with its regeneration system for the battery. In a Taycan, the brake pedal controls the regenerative braking whereas in a Tesla, the throttle controls it. By allowing for the brake pedal to control regeneration, you gain a more consistent, braking feel at the cost of efficiency. Sure the Tesla’s system can recover more energy, but that means that the car will brake differently at different temperatures and battery levels.

In the end, I think this mistake goes to show that Porsche is just too focused on the driving experience when it comes to the Taycan. They sacrificed so much efficiency for the sake of the driving experience for people who probably wouldn’t notice the difference. let’s be honest, if you wanted an engaging driving experience, you would get a 911. So in the end, the Taycan may be more fun to drive, but in terms of raw numbers, I’m sad to say that Tesla may have made the better car.

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A special thanks to Engineering Explained for providing the inspiration for this article. Click on this paragraph to watch his full video on this topic. He can explain it much more in depth than I can.

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Should All Porsches Come With Manual Transmission Options?

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Considering the fact that it’s 2019, and almost every mainstream sports car and literally every supercar has abolished the manual transmission, I’d say Porsche is doing pretty good with its efforts to “save the manuals.” As of this writing, there are only 4 Porsches (excluding non-sports cars) that don’t come offered with a manual transmission. It just so happens that these 4 models are arguably the best models Porsche has to offer. I’m talking about the 911 Turbo, Turbo S, GT3RS, and GT2RS. So what do you guys think, should these cars come with a manual option? If so, which one, and to what extent?

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The Case for the Turbos

Since 1975, the Porsche 911 Turbo has served as the pinnacle of Porsche technology and performance. With its high tech engine, sophisticated all wheel drive system, race tuned suspension, and everyday drivability, the 911 Turbo has evolved into one of the best supercars money can buy.

The last 911 Turbo to be offered with a manual was the 997.2 911 Turbo (the Turbo S was PDK only). The likely reason why Porsche stopped offering the manual on the 911 Turbo was because of the very nature of the car. As fast as it was, the 911 Turbo was aimed to be more of a nice, comfortable, GT car rather than an all out track monster (that’s why we have the GT3). On top of this, the 911 Turbo was also meant to showcase the best Porsche had to offer, hence, all the tech and the turbos.

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It was in the 997.2 generation, where Porsche had finally come up with a faster transmission than its old 6 speed. Before the PDK, Porsche used its sluggish Tiptronic transmissions as the automatic options for its sports cars, the 911 Turbo included. The Tiptronic was literally just a torque converter automatic that let you choose gears easier (it’s no wonder resale prices for Tiptronics are so low), and it was slower and heavier than the manual. Keep in mind that when I say the Turbo had a manual transmission, it was not nearly as raw and driver focused as a GT3’s transmission. It was nice, comfy, smooth, and had a very light clutch. So when Porsche finally developed the PDK, it only made sense to replace the 6 speed which was slower, and less comfortable than it. Porsche’s advanced, superfast flagship could only come with the fastest and most advanced transmission, that was just the way of things.

Despite all this, I still think a manual could do the 911 Turbo way more good than harm, hear me out. The biggest problem with today’s 911 Turbo is that it’s come so far in terms of performance and ease of use, it’s gotten rather boring a dull to drive compared to its competition. The engine note is very muffled compared to say, a GT3, it’s steering is really good, but still a bit dull, and it’s gotten heavier and heavier with every generation. In theory, it’s the perfect GT car, but I strongly feel that if it had a manual option, it would be more engaging and more fun to drive like the Turbos of old. You’d be surprised how much a manual can change a car.

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The Case for the RS Models

As much as I love manuals, and as important as I think they are, there is no denying that a dual clutch is faster. In every way shape and form, a car with a dual clutch transmission is faster than the same car with a manual. This was the reason why Porsche’s RS models don’t come with a third pedal.

Porsche’s last RS cars to get manuals were the 997.2 GT2RS and GT3RS 4.0 (arguably the 2 best 911s ever made might I add). Note that there is some contradiction here. Why would Porsche not offer their newly introduced PDK on their “fastest, no compromise” supercars? My guess was that the PDK was so new, Porsche’s GT division probably did not have enough time to test it and modify it for its cars, it was also a lot heavier than a 6 speed. But by the time the 991 911s had come along, it seemed that Porsche had perfected the PDK because that’s all they had on their RS models.

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Forgive me, but I think this actually makes sense to a certain end. Porsche’s RS cars, are meant to be the fastest track cars in the world. Performance comes before anything else with these cars; if you don’t believe me, just sit in one and you’ll know. And as I said before, in the performance world, a dual clutch is superior. But I don’t think it should end there.

If you ask me, I think that the GT3RS should come with a manual, but the GT2 RS shouldn’t. I say this becuase the GT3RS is a bit more driver friendly than a GT2RS per say. The 2RS is more hardcore, more track focused I feel, hence the no nonsense turbo engine. It’s angrier, it’s tougher, it’s more of a racecar. So if you want an extreme track monster, buy a GT2RS with a PDK, but if you want to go to the track and focus more on having fun, a GT3RS with a manual would be hard to beat.

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