Porsche learns a vital lesson

The new Porsche 911 GT3 hones the GT department’s most hardcore 911, even if some of its specification is gloriously old-fashioned, writes Kyle Fortune

21st May, 2017
Porsche learns a vital lesson
The new Porsche 911 GT3 is little short of a masterpiece

Porsche was wrong, and it has admitted it. The GT department, which makes Porsche’s racers and the road cars that allow them through racing’s homologation rules, made a mistake when it introduced the previous 911 GT3. It was only available with Porsche’s paddle-shifted, twin-clutch, two-pedal automatic transmission, called PDK. Porsche purists despaired; the last bastion of the focused sports car fitted with a manual gearbox had been taken away from them. The GT department said...

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