Take a close look at the zoom-in callout in the screen grab above. It's hard to notice, but see those extra lines going up and to the right at the end of the gear shift pattern? In today's manual transmission Porsche models, reverse gear is up and to the left, meaning that if we're looking at this correctly, the extra etching in the 911's shift knob would appear to be corroboration of a seventh gear.
If so, welcome to the future, manual transmission. Follow the jump to see the original Porsche 911 teaser video.