Porsche 911 GT3: Stick Shift Vs PDK Gearbox

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Is a Porsche 911 GT3 better with a stick shift or a PDK Gearbox
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When it comes to high performing sports coupes, Porsche always manages its way to the top. Every new model by Porsche makes one’s heart skip an extra beat, and if you have the money for it, you would consider selling your used car and going for the new Porsche.

911 GT3 is another artistic triumph by Porsche. Initially, it came with a driver oriented, manual gearbox but now, GT3 comes with both a manual gearbox and a PDK gearbox. Why? Because true car buffs love the thrill of driving a stick shift Porsche and when it was launched solely with a PDK dual-clutch gearbox, it riled up the gearheads who have a thing for manuals.

In order to to defuse the situation and keep its reputation intact, Porsche won back the hearts of traditional car enthusiasts as well as the PDK gearbox lovers by offering it with a six-speed manual gearbox and an updated version of seven-speed PDK. Not only that, the manual GT3 got a mechanical locking differential as well which made many Porsche fans inclined towards putting their previous car for sale.

Still, the question remains: Which one is better, a PDK or a stick-shift? Well, there are no critical reviews on the PDK gearbox as such but hardcore car buffs cannot replace the engaging drive of a manual gearbox with flicking a paddle. If they had to choose between an automatic or manual transmission, they’ll pick manual in the blink of an eye, that’s for sure. Also, there are many habits to avoid in an automatic used car which manual car drivers might not love.

The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Manual comes with a naturally aspirated 4.0L F6 engine and can push out 500 hp. Although, the automatic GT3 goes from 0-60 in 3.2s whereas the manual one can go from 0-60 in 3.8s, is that really insufficient? Car enthusiasts might not think so. So, it’s hardly a surprise that the manual GT3 tops the list of the best manual cars to drive.

In conclusion, traditional car enthusiasts will go for the stick shift GT3 no matter what and we can’t deny that it is an absolute delight. Apart from that, both of them are absolutely superb to drive, no matter what transmission you choose. Nevertheless, it all comes down to your choice between an engaging drive or fanatic speed. Though, if you plan to drive the GT3 in heavy traffic, PDK is a better option and advanced tech is just an added advantage.

The competition between manual and automatic is ongoing. If you are not happy with your used car’s current transmission, selling used car in Dubai might be a good idea. For that, visit CarSwitch.com, check your car’s resale price and experience the hassle-free process of buying and selling.

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