Jul 20, 2008

Porsche Gearbox

What sets the 2009 Porsche 911 apart from its predecessors is that it features a PDK gearbox that "can shift 60-percent faster than the Tiptronic system, and reportedly helps the 911 S lap the Nurburgring eight seconds faster than the six-speed variant." Continue reading to see the Porsche gearbox in-action.

Porsche has released a video explaining more about how the PDK works,
showing off the dual wet clutches that are simultaneously connected to two gears
so that when gear is engaged the next gear has been selected, essentially
providing instantaneous shifts.

[via Autoblog]


  1. Besides the lap-time on the "Ring" the double clutch system also take a few 10ths of a second off the zero to sixty time as compared to the manually configured Carrera.