Saturday, September 26, 2020
News Finally Official: The New Porsche 911 Gets Its 7-Speed Manual Gearbox

Finally Official: The New Porsche 911 Gets Its 7-Speed Manual Gearbox

We’ve known and waited but it’s official: The 992 Porsche 911 will be available with a 7-speed manual transmission.


  • It’s a no-cost option in most markets.

  • It includes the Sport Chrono package.

  • Also included is Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)

Traditionalists, purists, and real drivers want a manual transmission. It is a driving tool that is on the brink of extinction but even so, it remains the truest way for a driver to physically connect with the car’s powertrain. Porsche has not only built historically significant and extraordinary cars but they also know how to tune a shifter and a clutch. The new 992 Porsche 911 will be at its most involving with its 7-speed manual transmission.

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The smartest thing Porsche will do, other than offering the gearbox, is make it a no-cost option. Not only that but selecting the 7-speeder will also entitle the lucky new owner to the Sport Chrono package, which comes along with dynamic engine mounts, rev-matching, PSM Sport mode (the mode switch wheel on the steering wheel with drive modes) as well as the dash-mounted stopwatch and the Porsche Track Precision App. As though that wasn’t enough, Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with variable drive torque distribution is also included, as is a 35kg weight savings! It’s a win-win-win!

The downside is that, with the 7-speed manual gearbox, the 911 Carrera S is a little slower as the 0-100km/h sprint takes 4.2 seconds compared to 3.8 with the 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission.

Porsche 911 7-Speed Manual Gearbox | Photo: Porsche

Make ours a Miami Blue Carrera S 7-speed with Carrera Classic wheels, and a few other options, thanks.

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S | Photo: Porsche

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 992 | Photo: Porsche

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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