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Old 10-11-2018, 09:53 AM
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:09 PM
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Thanks for sharing. This is a far more positive article then the Car and Driver one and this one has more in depth technical detail.

"Speaking of the seven-speed manual, the U.S. and U.K. have the biggest take rates, so it's not in danger of extinction. In sports cars, 5 to 15 percent is typical, but for Porsche, fully 34 percent of the Carrera GTSs sold in the States, 70 percent of GT3s, and 80 percent of Carrera Ts have manual transmissions."

That's the best thing I read in the article! 3 out of 4 GT3's and Carerra T's are manual trans , that's AWESOME !
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exceeds his 911 expectations... ugh... I'm way to anxious for official details on this car. Afraid my hopes are up
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted by limegreen View Post
Thanks for sharing. This is a far more positive article then the Car and Driver one and this one has more in depth technical detail.

"Speaking of the seven-speed manual, the U.S. and U.K. have the biggest take rates, so it's not in danger of extinction. In sports cars, 5 to 15 percent is typical, but for Porsche, fully 34 percent of the Carrera GTSs sold in the States, 70 percent of GT3s, and 80 percent of Carrera Ts have manual transmissions."

That's the best thing I read in the article! 3 out of 4 GT3's and Carerra T's are manual trans , that's AWESOME !
Those numbers are interesting.

The take up with the T doesn't surprise me because with the manual you get the mechanically actuated lockable diff - there is no PTV plus and no electronically activated lockable diff with the PDK equipped T. I'm not surprised by the GT3 numbers either, as very few 991 generation cars see serious track/other form of m.sport time ~ possibly as few as 15-20%, very different to other generations.

15% take up of manual overall seems about right. It makes sense for them to keep the manual as there is reasonable demand and secondly because they can they slug the vast majority of buyers for an extra amount for ticking the PDK box.
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debating what to do on this model... really didnt like the 991 versus 997.. and feel the 992 is only going to become less porsche
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:27 AM
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debating what to do on this model... really didnt like the 991 versus 997.. and feel the 992 is only going to become less porsche
I think if your a traditionalist then evolution is resisted often times. However, as someone who just bought their first Porsche.....a 2017 Carrera C2S...I welcome the change and will quickly upgrade to the 992. It seems some that have had a few different versions over the past 1-3 decades prefer smaller and simpler packages despite the fact the new 911’s exceed past generations in performance, comfort and technology. Personally, I always prefer the newest version of about any car from a driving standpoint...but their are also many nostalgic people.....I just don’t happen to be one of them. I personally would never spend well in excess of $100,000 for what some people would want the 911 to return too, and quite frankly it’s competition would not allow that to happen either.
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