Porsche 911 posts quicker Nurburgring times with PDK
The sports carmaker has now released performance numbers for its new 911 range fitted with the ‘PDK’ dual-clutch gearbox, reports Edmunds. The 380hp (283kW) Carrera S fitted with the PDK and PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) system posted a fastest lap time for the Nurburgring of 7m 50s – a full 8 seconds faster than the Carrera S with a manual gearbox. Porsche also posted times for the pre-facelift 911 Carrera S, which was 12 seconds behind the new PDK-equipped car but its output is a lower 355hp (265kW).
According to Porsche, the new PDK shifts gears 60% faster than the former Tiptronic S automatic and offers a small improvement in fuel economy over both the auto and manual gearboxes.