Finally, Porsche has made a 7-speed manual transmission available for the new 911 Carrera S and 4S Coupe and Cabriolet models. Buyers can choose this option as an alternative to the standard 8-speed PDK at no additional cost.
In addition, the 7-speed manual transmission comes with the Sport Chrono Package as standard. The package includes Dynamic Drivetrain Mounts, PSM Sport Mode, a rev-match function and a mode switch on the steering wheel which lets the driver switch between Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and the customizable Individual mode.
As on the previous generation 911 Carrera S and 4S models, the manual versions get a standard mechanical limited-slip differential including Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), replacing the fully variable, electronically controlled limited-slip differential that is standard on the PDK models.
The manual 911 Carrera S is claimed to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in around 4 seconds and reach a top speed of over 190 mph (306 km/h).
The manual models are expected to reach U.S. dealers in Spring 2020. The Carrera S manual is priced at $113,300, while the Carrera 4S Cabriolet with this option retails for $133,400. Both prices exclude $1,350 delivery, processing and handling fees.