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    Porsche states the manual transmission will be dead in 8 years by 2020

    Porsche is doing a better job keeping the manual alive than most manufacturers. They offer a 7-speed manual transmission, something that nobody else does, and were the first to do so. However, Michael Schatzle (project manager of the new 911) stated the manual would only likely make it another generation beyond the current one. 78% of new 911 sales have been for the PDK globally. Where is the manual most popular? Oddly enough in the USA where it is currently an even split although we expect the PDK will be favored heavily soon here as well.

    We hope Porsche continues to offer the manual but it would seem the evidence shows a strong preference for PDK both from consumers and producers alike. The new GT3 is almost certain to get the trans and that would be the first major blow to the manual in the Porsche lineup and the first big step toward eliminating it.

    Keep in mind this is coming from Shatzle is is based partially on his opinion as well as trends. Porsche has not stated they will be killing the manual just yet, simply that its extinction seems inevitable.

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    There will always be manual enthusiasts so how could it die? those who want to go as fast as possible will get the PDK while those who want the most engaging driving experience will get the manual.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
    There will always be manual enthusiasts so how could it die? those who want to go as fast as possible will get the PDK while those who want the most engaging driving experience will get the manual.
    I think Porsche is just referring to the manual in their lineup. The manual will always exist as long as internal combustion exists.

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    It's because people are getting $#@!ing lazy. Engaging a clutch and shifting a stick isn't that hard!
    I won't be surprised if in future people hire robots to help them breathing.

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    I love manual cars, that's the only real way to drive in my eyes...
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I think Porsche is just referring to the manual in their lineup. The manual will always exist as long as internal combustion exists.
    that would be a sad loss indeed. but i would assume there would still be people wanting a new manual porsche in 2020?
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    lol, where's DD GT3 RD

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    I think at the very least the US will get a traditional manual for the GT3.


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    It's because people are getting $#@!ing lazy. Engaging a clutch and shifting a stick isn't that hard!
    I won't be surprised if in future people hire robots to help them breathing.
    It isn't as much that as technological advancement. PDK offers higher performance, mileage, comfort, everything. It's the best of all worlds. A clutch pedal is overrated.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
    that would be a sad loss indeed. but i would assume there would still be people wanting a new manual porsche in 2020?
    If the world still exists, sure.

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