VIDEO: How Porsche’s 7-speed manual gearbox works

We already talked several times about the new Porsche 911 which debuts this month at the Frankfurt Auto Show. This time, the German company wants to present their all-new seven-speed manual gearbox which is also a first as Porsche is the first car manufacturer to equip a production model with a such transmission.

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera

The new Porsche 911 Carrera comes with a 3.4-liter boxer engine able to develop 350 horsepower and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4,4 seconds when equipped with the PDK seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera

There is also the Carrera S which is fitted with a bigger and more powerful 3.8-liter unit able to produce 400 horsepower and sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4,1 seconds. These figures can be improved by approximatively 0,2 seconds when fitted with the Launch Control function.

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera

For now, Porsche revealed no figures for the seven-speed manual transmission but the information should be available after the Frankfurt debut. Pricing starts from $82,100 for the new 911 Carrera while the more powerful S model is priced at $96,400. Check the video below and find more about Porsche’s new gearbox:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eNAUihkOR0

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