The stick-shift 992 is here, and a manual is a no-cost option. #savethemanuals.

CarAndDriver, By Joey Capparella

© CarAndDriver | 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Finally Available with Seven-Speed Manual

The new 992-generation Porsche 911 is finally available to order with a manual transmission.

The seven-speed gearbox will be offered initially on Carrera S and 4S coupe and convertible models.

A manual is a no-cost option, replacing the standard 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Though many sports cars are now automatic-only, Porsche is sticking to its guns and continuing to offer a manual transmission on the new 992-generation 911 sports car(#savethemanuals). The seven-speed manual is now available to order on 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S models in both coupe and cabriolet body styles, and it's a no-cost option over the standard eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, or PDK in Porsche speak.

Porsche kindly includes the Sport Chrono package as standard on all manual-transmission models; this package ordinarily costs $2720 extra. For the manual car, the package includes a rev-matching function in addition to dynamic powertrain mounts, a competition mode for the stability control, and a steering-wheel-mounted driving mode switch.

The manual-equipped 911 also uses a conventional limited-slip rear differential as opposed to the electronically controlled limited-slip diff paired with the PDK auto. Opting for the manual saves a claimed 84 pounds compared to the PDK. We don't know if the manual transmission will affect engine output for the Carrera S's twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six engine.

Porsche quotes a slower zero-to-60 mph time for the manual car compared with the PDK, claiming the Carrera S with the seven-speed does the deed in 4 seconds. We think it will be a bit quicker than that. (The Carrera S PDK we tested went from zero to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds.)

This article was originally published by CarAndDriver.
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