Originally Posted by Len
I heard the 7MT is not quite as nice as the 6MT in shift quality. Given the purpose of this car, I see little reason to pursue a long overdrive for highway MPG, which is of course the point of the 7MT.
I'd say stick to the simple formula of offering a street legal race engine with a good ol' 6MT. It would be even better if they can stick it with an old fashioned hydraulic steering rack. In this day and age, we REALLY need a car like that.
Well your opinion is not gonna change anyway. It's said and done, the new 991 will utilize a 7 speed manual.
I have confidence that Porsche will do it right. The new technology has not been mastered, give it sometime. It's all in the engineering.