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Porsche to expand the availability of manual gearboxes

GT2 model not in the plans yet By ,

Car and Driver is reporting that the Porsche Cayman GT4’s manual gearbox will likely become optional on future models including 911 GTs, leaving it up to customers to decide whether they want a PDK or a stick. Speaking of which, global production for the GT4 will be limited to 1,800-2,500 units.

On the other hand, a GT2 version of the current 911 appears to be more and more of a long shot, at least in the short term.

“We are not in a position to be able to do everything that we would like to do,” Porsche GT division head Andreas Preuinger told the website. “We’re drowning in projects now. But we need to do what’s right for this small customer group that is very, very important to us — that is very near to the core of the brand. We won’t risk that by doing too much, by producing too many.” 

Preuinger is also happy to confirm that he has no plans for AWD GTs, even though technology keeps changing. As for a GT SUV, such an idea should be unthinkable as long as Porsche doesn’t do any motorsport activity with the Cayenne.