2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Steering Wheel

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Steering Wheel

With the unveiling of the facelifted 2010 911 Turbo, Porsche quietly announced that the car would be available for the first time with a proper two-paddle steering wheel where the driver needs to pull on either paddle to upshift or downshift--pull the right paddle for an upshift and pull on the left one for a downshift.

The feature will be available as an option on PDK (Porsche Doppel Kupplungen) dual-clutch models as a replacement for the up-down switches on the spokes. Porsche has now revealed that the paddle-shifters will eventually be available across its lineup, featuring on every model fitted with the PDK.

The good news for those customers that have already ordered their PDK-equipped 911 Turbos is that the electronic system of both the new paddle-shifters and the older two-way-buttons are identical so the steering wheels will be interchangeable.

Other models expected to be offered with the paddle-shifters will include the rest of the 911 range, Boxster and Cayman lines, and the Panamera sedan.

[Car and Driver]