Your stick-shift 2020 Porsche 911 is available to order (with a couple caveats)
Porsche kept its promise to offer a manual 911, but the cars won’t be delivered before spring 2020
From the beginning of the 992 chassis generation 911, Porsche promised us a manual transmission as an available option. The folks from Stuttgart just fulfilled that promise. Like the 991, this gearbox houses seven forward speeds and, so far at least, is available on the Carrera S and 4S coupe and cabriolet models. The standard Carrera trim is expected to remain PDK only.
If you choose the manual transmission over the eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, Porsche includes several other packages, such as the Sport Chrono Package. That means Porsches with a clutch pedal also have dynamic drivetrain mounts, a rev match function and a steering wheel drive mode switch. Drive modes choices are: normal, sport, sport-plus and individual. More standard equipment includes torque vectoring capability and a limited-slip differential, good all-around choices for the driver seeking more engagement and enjoyment in their car.
Expect 0-60-mph times to suffer a bit without the benefit of PDK launch control, but “around four seconds” to reach a mile a minute is plenty peppy. Keep your right foot buried and the 3.0-liter flat-six engine pumping out 443 hp at 6,500 rpm and 390 lb-ft of torque between 2,300 and 5,000 rpm will eventually surpass 190 mph.
As this is a no-cost option, pricing holds steady at $114,650 for a Carrera S coupe and $134,750 for a Carrera 4S convertible, with the other models’ prices falling in between. If you have the interest and the bucks, Porsche will happily accept your order, but do not expect your stick-shift 911 to arrive before spring 2020. May we suggest it will be worth the wait.