Porsche Confirmed a Manual for the Carrera S and 4S Models
Yes, the Stick Is Available
The manual transmission of the 992-generation 911 from Porsche was already promised but now it has been confirmed. The company finally released the information about the manual transmission. The U.S. will receive the manual transmission before other markets in the world. Euro-spec 911s could get a slightly different version of the manual.
In the U.S., the 992-gen 911 will get a seven-speed manual transmission as a no-cost option for the Carrera S and 4S models. It will be available for both the Coupe and Cabriolet vehicles. However, the entry-level Carrera models won’t get the manual option.
Another thing to note is that not every Carrera S and 4S will be available with the manual. According to Evo, only the models with Porsche’s Sport Chrono Package will get the stick shift if the customer wants it. The Sport Chrono Package includes dynamic engine mounts, a sports mode for the car’s unique stability management system, launch control, and a mode selector on the steering wheel.
If customers do opt for the manual transmission there’s an integrated auto rev-matching feature. The car will also get a mechanical limited-slip differential and mechanical torque vectoring. On the automatic version of the car, these components aren’t mechanical.
Porsche has not released specific performance numbers, but you can bet they will be slightly less impressive than the automatic version of the car. For example, Porsche said the 0-60 mph time will be somewhere around four seconds. The automatic car does that in 3.3 seconds. Top speed should be the same, though.