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Porsche 911 Carrera S: Hot lap at the Hockenheimring

Automatic or manual? Anyone who loves driving unfiltered has only one answer - and has a lot left for the Porsche 911 Carrera S. It is also available with a manual gearbox. Our colleagues from sport auto chased him around the Hockenheimring.

Drilling a sports car through the chicanes by hand? Sounds tempting, sounds emotional, but somehow also like worn-out traditionalism. Double couplers with launch control and the like have long catapulted their drivers down the slopes. Even if you never want to admit that in the circle of dear purists, such a PDK has a few very sober advantages. Especially when it comes to the precise – and perhaps less emotional – reproduction of lap times. But where would the world of sports cars be without emotions?

Lucky that Porsche still means well with the advocates of the unadulterated. Seamless gear connections, spotlessly clean guidance, full engagement and precise double-declutching - the Zuffenhausen-based company continues to offer some of their models with manual transmission and, as is well known, they know exactly what is important. Our sport auto colleagues took a look at whether this also applies to the 911 Carrera S with seven-speed manual transmission. First spoiler in advance: The hand-footed 911 develops its 450 hp and 530 Nm of torque at least as well as its brother with the dual-clutch transmission (PDK) – just more noticeably.


In the video above you can see how the Porsche 911 Carrera S with manual transmission performs on a fast lap at the Hockenheimring. The full individual test can be found in the new issue of sport auto. It will be available from Friday, November 5th, 2021, at the kiosk and in our online shop .


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