Stick shifts only account for 30% of Porsche 911 sales. Let's be honest, the GT3 will sell more units with the PDK. The vehicle will also need to compete with the likes of the 458 Italia and R8 GT. "When we launched the 911 Turbo S, we did not offer a manual, but we have not had a single complaint," Achleitner stated.
The only issue here is that the report from Insideline claims only one transmission will make it to production.
If both were to make it this would be great news as purists will still have the manual option but those seeking max performance will be able to get the PDK. That would be a win-win as far as we are concerned. It seems very un-Porsche like to choose the PDK over manual but things seem to be going in that direction.