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    • Comparing 2017 Porsche 991.2 GTS 7-speed manual test numbers to PDK

      We already saw test figures for the Porsche 991.2 GTS PDK back in November of last year. Well, now we have a set of manual figures to compare and it is always good to see the pluses and minuses of each transmission type.


      Weight is in the manual's corner. The manual GTS weighs 3295 pounds compared to 3335 pounds for the PDK GTS. Not a huge difference but a difference nevertheless.

      As for acceleration, well, the PDK wins naturally. Although the manual numbers are very good:

      Manual
      0-60 3.4
      1/4 mile 11.6 @ 123

      PDK
      0-60 3.0
      1/4 mile 11.3 @ 125

      These are magazine figures so slightly inflated but the GTS is putting up 991.1 Turbo level acceleration.

      If you put an emphasis on acceleration the PDK is the way to go and speaking from experience a spectacular transmission. Honestly, you can't go wrong either way. If three tenths of a second isn't a big deal to you is there any better turbocharged Porsche available with a manual transmission than the 991.2 GTS? The answer is no.


      Specifications

      VEHICLE TYPE: rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2+2-passenger, 2-door coupe

      PRICE AS TESTED: $128,980 (base price: $120,050)

      ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve flat-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection

      DISPLACEMENT: 182 cu in, 2981 cc
      POWER: 450 hp @ 6500 rpm
      TORQUE: 405 lb-ft @ 2150 rpm

      TRANSMISSION: 7-speed manual

      DIMENSIONS:
      WHEELBASE: 96.5 in
      LENGTH: 178.3 in
      WIDTH: 72.9 in HEIGHT: 50.6 in
      PASSENGER VOLUME: 70 cu ft
      CARGO VOLUME: 5 cu ft
      CURB WEIGHT: 3295 lb

      C/D TEST RESULTS:
      Zero to 60 mph: 3.4 sec
      Zero to 100 mph: 7.8 sec
      Zero to 130 mph: 13.0 sec
      Zero to 150 mph: 18.6 sec
      Zero to 170 mph: 26.8 sec
      Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 4.6 sec
      Top gear, 30-50 mph: 13.0 sec
      Top gear, 50-70 mph: 9.0 sec
      Standing -mile: 11.6 sec @ 123 mph
      Top speed (drag limited, mfr's claim): 193 mph
      Braking, 70-0 mph: 141 ft
      Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.06 g

      C/D FUEL ECONOMY:
      Observed: 22 mpg

      EPA FUEL ECONOMY:
      Combined/city/highway: 21/18/26 mpg

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Comparing 2017 Porsche 991.2 GTS 7-speed manual test numbers to PDK started by Sticky View original post