Nice review here of the Porsche 911 Carrera.
Now, make no mistake: I’m as pure as a purist can be. I’m all about the manual transmission, particularly the type found in sports cars such as the Porsche 911. Six forward speeds, a weighty clutch, a short-throw shifter and the distinct pleasure of a well-executed heel-and-toe downshift. Magic, pure and simple. I love the manual transmission and I’m not yet prepared to mourn its inevitable demise (I give it five years, max.) But while I thoroughly enjoyed my time behind the wheel of the Carrera S fitted with the 6-speed manual, the optional 7-speed PDK, I quickly learned, is capable of whole new levels of trickery.