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Porsche 911 Speedster: It may be humpbacked, but it’s no Quasimodo

Porsche 911 Speedster

Nice first drive report here with the Porsche 911 Speedster. Enjoy!

After more than nearly 200 miles of driving a PDK-equipped Speedster back-to-back against an otherwise identical 911, we’re forced to write the following: The PDK in the Speedster (and the 911 GTS) vaporizes any and all arguments for the superiority of manual gearboxes during high-performance driving. The only case for manual boxes on today’s most advanced sports cars is built on emotional preference, or perhaps very low-speed tractability around town. In every other aspect of measurable performance for the 911, the ZF-manufactured dual-clutch gearbox delivers quicker acceleration and safer, better balanced performance than the six-speed manual box.