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Hagerty Employee

The shifting history of Porsche's PDK transmission

As soon as Hans-Joachim Stuck tried out the first working prototype of the company's dual-clutch transmission, he knew that Porsche was on to a winner. The German racer and test driver was immediately convinced by the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) system, fitted to a 962 race car.
https://www.hagerty.com/media/automotive-history/the-shifting-history-of-porsches-pdk-transmission/
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Gary_Bechtold
Specialist

Their PDK appears to be the best of all the ones I have tried. Even Audi's didn't seem to be quite as good but that was a few years ago on an RS5. Porsche knows what they are doing.
0luke1
Pit Crew

Had a MT on a 2007 911 turbo, there was zero time between jumping off the line and grabbing for second gear. I have a pdk on my 2017 turbo. It’s a moot point for me because I can no longer drive a MT, but the pdk is a better transmission for the car. There’s no way to manually accelerate faster than the pdk. It’s astonishingly intuitive, down shifts appropriately and you can always use the paddles (which I do maybe 5% of the time).