If you were waiting for a “but,” though, here it is. There are currently no plans to offer the seven-speed on the standard Carrera and Carrera 4. That’s definitely a bummer for fans of the less-powerful 911, although we guess limiting the manual to the S models could drive customers to the pricier, 443-hp model.
While the manual transmission will certainly be more engaging, a 911 equipped with it also won’t be quite as quick. Porsche is citing a zero-to-60 time “around four seconds” and a top speed of 190 miles per hour for the hardtop Carrera S with the seven-speed box. For comparison, the PDK-equipped car can hit 60 in 3.3 seconds and carry on to 191. Porsche is promising more detailed performance stats ahead of the seven-speed’s launch.
As we said, the 911 will retain its current price regardless of gearbox. That means the C2S starts at $113,300, the C4S comes in at $120,600, while the convertible variants of each add $12,800 to the starting price.