2012 All-New Porsche 911 (991): The 7-Speed Manual GearBox

Pure, direct, precise. Short shift movements and an optimum transition from one gear to the next. That’s exactly what you would expect of a Porsche manual gearbox.

What you might not have expected is a 7-speed manual gearbox that combines a high level of sporty performance with an equally high level of efficiency and offers extra comfort for longer journeys. It’s an exceptional innovation, and not only in the sportscar segment.

The design of this manual gearbox is based in principle on that of Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK). Gears 1 to 6 have a sports ratio and top speed is reached in 6th gear. The additional 7th gear, however, has a long ratio, which reduces torque and helps to reduce fuel consumption. Lower engine revs at fast driving speeds also ensure a high level of comfort on long stretches of road. In addition, a gear indicator in the rev counter reminds you which gear has been selected. The upshift indicator in the instrument cluster helps you actively conserve fuel.

Thanks to the elevated centre console, the gear lever is within easy reach – ideal for sporty gear changes.

Whether you select a sporty or comfortable gear, the way you reach your destination is in your own hands.

2012 All-New Porsche 911 (991) in Detail:

2012 All-New Porsche 911 (991): The 7-Speed Manual GearBox