No Extra Charge For A Six-Speed Manual On The New Porsche 911 GT3 [32 Images]

Porsche listened to (and delighted) its most puritanical of fans when it revealed the new 911 GT3… with an available manual transmission. If you count yourself among them, and have been wondering how much the option will cost, we have good news.

According to Car and Driver, the traditional stick-shift will be a no-cost option. So whether you want your GT3 with the six-speed gearbox or the quicker-shifting (but less involving) seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, it’ll cost you $143,600, plus another $1,050 for delivery.

That is, assuming you can get your hands on one, because Porsche’s GT models tend to emerge in high demand. That’s also assuming you don’t ratchet up the MSRP with what’s sure to be an extensive array of options. Mind you, a stick-shift usually costs less than a DCT – and still does even on other versions of the 911 – but Porsche isn’t offering a discount for those who forgo the dual automated clutches for a single manually operated one on the new GT3.

Porsche GT chief Andreas Preuninger told C/D that he expects an approximate 60/40 split on the GT3 between those opting for the DCT versus the six-speed. But in the United States, it’s expected to be roughly 50/50. Either way, you’re looking at a sports car that borders on the super, with a 4.0-liter flat-six, naturally aspirated to produce 500 horsepower and 338 lb-ft of torque.

Though the stick-shift version weighs 37 pounds less than the DCT, the slower shift action of the six-speed means that the manual GT3 takes 3.8 seconds to hit 60 instead of 3.2 for the dual-clutch version. That’s a hefty penalty, though the manual yields an incrementally (and for most entirely theoretical) top speed of 198 miles per hour instead of “only” 197.

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  • Bo Hanan

    Lust. There is absolutely a supernatural aspect to the 911. It is beyond comprehension.

  • pureworx

    how is this news? porsche will not not charge for a less complex normal manual gear box..

    because they already charged you for the fancy dual clutch which you opted not to take.

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    WTF? they must ask less money for it!
    WELCOME TO CHEATER VW GROUP COMPANY!

    • Matt

      They can actually charge whatever they like, that’s how Porsche is so profitable.

  • nastinupe

    Already got mine on reserve. Just have to wait for an allocation. Probably will have to wait until 2018 but it’s all good. Now I have to decide what I’m going to do with good old Alba. Sell or storage.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Who’s Alba?

      • nastinupe

        The car in my avatar.

        • Tumbi Mtika

          I suspected. Real beauty. Congrats.

          • nastinupe

            Thanks man. I’m looking forward to it. I’ve owned Alba for 9 years now. I have decided to keep her as well. It will be nice to have a new toy. I believe that a man deserves to spoil himself every once in a while. Hell, I read about cars every damn day. What’s the point if I can’t drive a really cool one as well? What else (material wise) is there to really do?

          • Tumbi Mtika

            Couldn’t say it better myself.

    • smartacus

      Waiting till 2018 will probably be better cause they will have ironed out a lot of issues 🙂

  • USED TO BE MANUAL WAS LESS EXPENSIVE. WHEN I TRADED IN MY CAR THEY DEDUCTED BECAUSE IT WAS MANUAL.

  • TomiNo

    Manual gearbox on every picture. Porsche knows how to impress…

    • Matt

      Look again…

  • Very great News from Porsche !

  • smartacus

    Get one in manual NOW before Porsche realizes their mistake!
    Now that we know the CIA can remotely hack your car
    get something with a clutch pedal to be in control