2020 Porsche 911 Finally Gets Optional Seven-Speed Manual

Porsche is giving enthusiasts a treat for Halloween as the company has confirmed the 2020 911 will be offered with a seven-speed manual transmission.

The DIY gearbox will be a no-cost option on a handful of models including the 911 Carrera S and 4S Coupe and Cabriolet. It remains unclear if the manual will eventually be offered on the entry-level Carrera, but fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief as they’ll have an alternative to the eight-speed PDK transmission.

However, drivers will have to pay a performance penalty as Porsche said the manual 911 Carrera S will require approximately four seconds to hit 60 mph (96 km/h). That’s quite a bit slower than the PDK variant which can run from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in as little as 3.3 seconds when equipped with the Sport Chrono Package.

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Thankfully, the top speed isn’t affected as Porsche said the car can exceed 190 mph (306 km/h). That’s on par with the PDK variant which tops out at 191 mph (307 km/h).

Another positive is the curb weight falls to 3,298 lbs (1,496 kg). This means the manual variant is 84 lbs (38.1 kg) lighter than the PDK model.

Putting performance specs aside for a moment, manual 911s will come standard with the Sport Chrono Package that includes dynamic drivetrain mounts, a rev-matching function and a PSM Sport mode. The cars will also have a mechanical limited-slip differential with a torque vectoring function.

The cars are currently available to order and are slated to arrive in US dealerships next spring. Pricing starts at $113,300 for the 911 Carrera S manual, while the 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet will retail for $133,400 – excluding a $1,350 delivery, processing and handling fee.

  • Kagan

    Now a manual handbrake too!

    • Mr. EP9

      Those have been relegated to drift cars.

      • Cevair Zufer

        and we want it back.

      • Nastinupe1911

        I have a car… I like to drift….

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Wise choice.

  • Jason Miller

    Who cares if it’s slower?

  • donald seymour

    I just… now I got to wipe myself off.

  • iggination

    The 2020 911 should unquestionably win car of the year! I love both versions of the 911. The 911 is already fast enough IMO, and the manual is the perfect combination for a joyful drive for the person that loves the experience of being more in control of what the vehicle is doing. Porsche does that better than any manufacturer IMO.

  • Nastinupe1911

    Nice… now please bring out the 992 GT3 and GT3 RS

  • joeybuttafucco

    Hmmmm retire or cash in IRA??? question, how’s the sleeping in one of these bad boys and can they be retrofit with an RV style bathroom?

    • Nastinupe1911

      Stop at McDonald’s for a crap and a wash up between runs.

      • joeybuttafucco

        or live in (ex) beautiful San Fran and just let er rip on the sidewalk!

  • Stealth333

    Who cares about being slower….manual is always the way to go and way more enjoyable!

    • Raymond Chuang

      That used to be true, but accidentally missing shifts and possibly damaging the transmission clutch plate is not my idea of fun.

      • Puddingpopper

        Get good

      • Ben

        Learn your machine then. Simple.

        • Raymond Chuang

          That’ll be great if you’re talking a BMW, Honda or Porsche with a decent gear shifter. A lot of gear shifters nowadays are not that great with rubbery or “notchy” shifts, and that’s when the prospect of missing a shift and burning out the clutch plate increases.

          • Ben

            Unless the transmission is defective, it can be mastered to the point you’re not destroying your car by driving it quickly. It all boils down to skill. The problem is we’ve become reliant on traction controls, ABS, launch control etc that many people don’t have the skills to drive their vehicle anywhere near the limit. I believe that’s why we see so many air heads crashing performance cars while driving under the speed limit.

      • Zed68

        “accidentally missing shifts and possibly damaging the transmission clutch plate” WTH are you doing???? Driving with a manual is all about having control and knowing what you’re doing. Missing shifts? I don’t even understand you here, did you just get your license? If you know how to drive you’ll know how to use a gearbox.

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