Porsche 911 PDK

Performance car purists will reel back in horror at the suggestion, but the rapid Porsche 911 makes more sense as an automatic

Performance car purists will reel back in horror at the suggestion, but the rapid Porsche 911 makes more sense as an automatic. Yet the firm’s seven-speed PDK twin-clutch gearbox is so good that you’ll wonder why you ever bothered with a clutch pedal.

Like rival systems, Porsche’s PDK serves-up seamless shifts when left to its own devices and rapid-fire changes when you take manual control. The transmission is also available with a launch control system that delivers neck-snappingly quick 0-60mph times. The only downside is that Porsche cheekily charges extra for steering wheel shift paddles.

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