There's been debate about whether the 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 will come with a manual transmission or PDK only. Inside Line has said that only one transmission will come to market, and the 911's product chief, August Achleitner, told IL that both transmissions were being tested but that it looked like the PDK would get the nod. Few outside Porsche testing facilities know what the answer final is, but thanks to some spy video, we now know what a PDK-equipped GT3 would sound like.
Porsche pulled form-fitting covers off two of its all-new 911 models today at Rennsport Reunion IV, marking the first official unveiling of the vehicle in North America. While we were at the Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September for the Type 991's worldwide debut, it was an excellent opportunity to check out a few static examples up close and watch some of Porsche's famed drivers take hot laps around the Laguna Seca race circuit in two similar models circling the track.
There were a whole lot of hidden Easter eggs in the official next-generation 911 teaser video that Porsche released this week. Despite the fabric camouflage, we could clearly see a new Panamera-inspired center console, the 991 generation's longer dimensions and a flat-six engine that's been moved even closer to the center of the car. One thing we didn't catch the first time around, though, is what may just be hard evidence of the fabled seven-speed manual transmission.