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Old 11-29-2018, 05:19 PM
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It amazes me how many ppl are asking for manual. I guess none of you live in LA.
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
I very distinctly heard the Porsche guy at the reveal state that a MT will follow in a few months. He didn't say for the base, just that the MT is coming. Why would he say that without caveats while presenting the S/4S if it wouldn't be available across the line?
Here's a thought: Perhaps there will no longer be a base Carrera...instead a Carrera T (with available manual) and Carrera S...followed later by a hybrid Carrera E model. Those that know their 911 history will get it.

This would also explain why we are hearing rumors of a Cayman T model.
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
Here's a thought: Perhaps there will no longer be a base Carrera...instead a Carrera T (with available manual) and Carrera S...followed later by a hybrid Carrera E model. Those that know their 911 history will get it.

This would also explain why we are hearing rumors of a Cayman T model.
Yes, very clever. I bought a new 911T in the early 1970s. The other models available were 911E and 911S.

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Old 11-29-2018, 06:22 PM
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It seems fairly apparent that they are going to follow the GT3 example and eliminate the manual discount across the board. Either to drive more people to PDK or to squeeze more pennies, or both.

I think Porsche could justify making the manual a cost option but doubt they would want to take the flak for it.
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by gary.lee
It amazes me how many ppl are asking for manual. I guess none of you live in LA.
I live in LA and I drive my manual 911 daily. Never ever get annoyed, even if I'm sitting in traffic.
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:53 PM
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I live in LA and I drive my manual 911 daily. Never ever get annoyed, even if I'm sitting in traffic.
I agree. Live in downtown Chicago and daily drive my 991 MT. I don't think about shifting any more than I think about braking. It's just part of the process for me.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
I very distinctly heard the Porsche guy at the reveal state that a MT will follow in a few months. He didn't say for the base, just that the MT is coming. Why would he say that without caveats while presenting the S/4S if it wouldn't be available across the line?
Right, that's what I thought. The guy probably heard that both a base Carrera and a manual are coming later and thought they meant them as a package.
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:40 PM
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For the 11 years I lived in suburban NYC, both my car and my wife's were manuals. That was back in the day when almost every car had a manual option. We're moving to Pasadena in 2020, and at that point I won't have my Audi, and both my wife and I will drive manual 911s. I guess I should work on strengthening my left leg.
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Old 11-30-2018, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by mb1 View Post
I agree. Live in downtown Chicago and daily drive my 991 MT. I don't think about shifting any more than I think about braking. It's just part of the process for me.
Same. I drove my manual 997 in city traffic for 5 years. Enjoyed every minute of it, never yearned for a slush box..
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:03 AM
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Did they specifically say 7speed MT or just MT at th reveal? Any hope for a 6sp option? Not holding my breath here
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Old 12-01-2018, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Rennolazine View Post
Did they specifically say 7speed MT or just MT at th reveal? Any hope for a 6sp option? Not holding my breath here
6 MT would be great but any manual at all will be a big win, the way things are going.

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Old 12-01-2018, 12:25 PM
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R&T says "The manual will be a no-cost option and it's bundled with the Sport Chrono package":
https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-sho...specs-details/

Does that mean we get SC for free on manuals or to add insult to injury we have to pay extra for SC just to get stick (and be forced to use auto rev-matching)?
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Old 12-01-2018, 01:34 PM
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If you get free SC with the manual thats AWESOME!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Rennolazine View Post
If you get free SC with the manual thats AWESOME!!!!!!!!
Nothing is free, especially at Porsche. Any cost will be built into the price if not listed individually.
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by An Miles View Post
Does that mean we get SC for free on manuals or to add insult to injury we have to pay extra for SC just to get stick (and be forced to use auto rev-matching)?
If R&T is correct, I'd bet money it's that one. (Though I guess in a philosophical way, you could just tell yourself you're paying for the manual option and they're throwing SC in with it.)
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