The PDK may not be F1 in execution but it is the most reality-based concept to date. If this is the direction Weissach is going, then even the most hardened manual of arts gear-grinder among us will nod in approval. The six-speed do-it-yourself transmission is by all means still alive and well and it may be the better route with the standard 2.9-liter base Boxster as a truer example of what a roadster is traditionally thought of. The Boxster S has the 3.4-liter water boxer with newly devised direct fuel injection that’s good for 310 ponies and 265 lb-ft of torque. Coupled with the PDK, the S tops out at a buck seventy, which we got to on the long Buonfornello straight that completes the Targa Florio loop.
Source: European Car Web