If you were buying a Porsche 911 Turbo...

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  1. Haris Ellahi

    Haris Ellahi Second Unit

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    If you were buying a Porsche 911 Turbo, would you get it with the six speed manual transmission or the Tiptronic S transmission? Why?
     
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    six man

    Because it's a sports car.
     
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    that would be a sin to buy a beast like that and not have a 6 speed in it.


    Jeff
     
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    6 Speed then I would send it to RUF in Germany and have them do thier thing.


    Saw a show on the history channel about the AUTOBAHN. The guys from RUF take the Finished cars for a final run on the BAHN before giving it to the customer. I think the car that they were driving was a 996 that topped out at 212 MPH at 7200 RPM. HOLY YOU KNOW WHAT.
     
  5. John Miles

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    The Tiptronic is a performance-sapping joke. 6-speed all the way.
     
  6. Bill_D

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    6-speed. I shouldn't have to explain.
     
  7. Van Patton

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    6 speed all the way man
     
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    I concur with everyone else. Row your own, or row home.
     
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    6-speed. I can't imagine why a car like the 911 turbo even comes with an automatic!
     
  10. John Miles

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    I can't imagine why a car like the 911 turbo even comes with an automatic!

    Actually, in many cars, turbocharged engines and automatic transmissions get along fairly well together. But the Tiptronic is, and always has been, a seriously crappy gearbox. Take a look at any performance comparisons between 968s, 993s, or 996s with Tiptronic versus manual gearboxes. You end up losing as much as two seconds to 60 MPH.

    If you want to buy a car in this range without a stick shift, you need to be looking at models equipped with the Maserati Cambiocorsa or Ferrari F1 gearboxes. Unlike the Tiptronic, these are true 6-speed gearboxes with computer-controlled shifters and clutches. Tiptronic Porsches are strictly for the gold-chain set.

    Oh, and BTW, those Maseratis are literally gathering dust at Ferrari dealers. It might be worth your while to go for a test-drive in one before making a final decision on the 996TT. The Maserati will definitely be cheaper.
     
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    why, in the name of all that is holy, would you even dare to ask such a question!

     
  12. Ryan_C

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    Sports cars and old american muscle cars are meant to have 3 foot pedals. Period.

    If you want the car to do the work for you, buy a different car.
     
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    god, I wouldn't even consider the possibility of an automatic WRX, let alone a machine like the turbo 911

    (an automatic by any other name is still a damn automatic)
     
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    You know what sickens me, is BMW is going to discontinue the Z8 (4.9L M5 engine, 6 sp manual in a roadster), and replace it with a DE-tuned Alpina roadster that has an upgraded BMW 4.4 engine with an AUTOMATIC tranny. What the hell are they thinking? I guess people with $130k to spare don't want manuals.
     
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    The Z8 never had the impact BMW wanted. It had the appeal of an overpriced Z3 with the (lack of) marketing to back it up.
     
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    Six speed, of course.

    Ted - is it pronounced "Por-sha" instead of "Porsche"?
     
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    The Porsche SUV is the ONLY Porsche with a automatic that I would even remotely consider buying. Getting a 911 Turbo with a automatic would be like Michael Jordan being forced to play in combat boots.
     
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