Porsche has just unveiled the facelifted Porsche 911 with a new 7-speed twin clutch gearbox replacing the old 6 speed Tiptronic automatic. We already knew this was coming, as Porsche had patented the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox back in the second half of 2006.
All 911 models will get the PDK gearbox. The facelift initially introduces the new Carrera and Carrera S models. The 911 Carrera’s 3.6 litre boxer-6 gets its power upped to 345 horsepower, an increase of 20 horses. The Carrera S also gets a power boost, with its 3.8 litre boxer-6 engine now making 385 horsepower, an increase of 30 horses. These power increases can be attributed to various improvements including the introduction of direct fuel injection.
The Carrera retails for Euro 69,600, and the Carrera Cabriolet goes for Euro 78,000. The Carrera S and Carrera S Cabriolet retails for Euro 78,000 and Euro 88,000 respectively.
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