Purists are still not happy.
This was perhaps one of the most controversial production decisions Porsche has made in some time. Not since Porsche switched from the air-cooled to the water-cooled flat-six in the 996 have brand enthusiasts been so up in arms about their beloved ass-engined sports car. The latest 911 GT3 is, once again, the hardcore driver's choice. These owners spend their weekends at the track and they want a weapon that'll satisfy their needs. But unlike the previous 997 GT3, the 991 GT3 lacks something these purists absolutely love: a manual gearbox.
In its place is the PDK dual-clutch transmission. There is no other option and Porsche has no plans to change this policy. Without that manual, is the new 911 GT3 lacking anything? Is it everything a Porsche GT car should be? Our friends at XCAR got behind the wheel for a little test drive to find out.