Originally Posted by Skunkers
Maybe I'm wrong, but I was under the impression part of the reason for that is to help boost fleetwide MPG in order to comply with CAFE (and other worldwide) fuel economy standards. Without tricks like that, I imagine it would be hard to try and comply with a range of nothing but high-end sports cars, a 4000lb super sport sedan, and heavy sport-minded SUVs. Especially now that the 914-successor is canned.
I'm sure it's due to the fuel economy standard. Let me clarify what I meant. I am not against using the 7MT or whatever else that works well enough that also increases fuel efficiency. On most 911 models. But the GT3 has always been something of a purist car, and also it is a relatively low volume model. My comment was simply that being low tech and simple to an extent actually makes more sense for this particular model.