The Porsche 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S will soon be available with a seven-speed manual gearbox
Porsche has confirmed that new 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S will soon be offered with the option of a seven-speed manual gearbox. The transmission is already on sale in the US and is expected to reach the UK market in the middle of 2020.
Prices and final specifications for the UK-delivered manual-equipped Porsche 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S will be confirmed closer to the car’s launch next summer. However, the new transmission is offered as a no-cost optional extra in the United States.
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Buyers in the US get Porsche’s new seven-speed manual gearbox with the brand’s Sport Chrono package as standard, which adds dynamic engine mounts, an automatic rev-match function and four selectable driving modes. Like the previous-generation manual 911, it’s fitted with a mechanical limited-slip differential and a torque vectoring system.
The new manual gearbox will impact the 911’s performance; Porsche claims the seven-speed Carrera S takes “around four seconds” to sprint from 0–62mph, which is marginally slower than the automatic Carrera S’s 3.7 second effort. However, both models will share the same 190mph-plus top speed.
Porsche says that the 911 Carrera S manual will be lighter than the standard automatic model, which should help offset the slower gearchanges. The German brand claims its manual gearbox shaves around 20kg off the car’s kerbweight.
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