TechArt Paddle Shifters Retrofit Package

Many enthusiasts – including us – were frustrated by the steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles on Porsche’s PDK-equipped vehicles. The buttons on the steering wheel were non-ergonomical and asked for another setup. Porsche started offering a remedy on their current Porsche 997 Turbo Facelift and the Boxster Spyder, but these are the only vehicles with this option!

TechArt is finally fulfilling a need of many customers. Starting from May onwards owners can upgrade their Porsche sport steering wheel or multifunction steering wheel featuring the standard PDK gearshift switchers. The paddle shifters were fist shown as a world premiere in the design study Concept One at the Geneva Motor Show.

The ergonomically mounted paddles allow the driver to shift up with a pull of the right paddle and to shift down with a pull of the left paddle. The retrofit package is available for all Porsche sport steering wheels and multifunction steering wheels with PDK gearshift switches as well as all TechArt sport steering wheels. The price is only € 490 ($ 650) including taxes. A bargain if you ask me!

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4 COMMENTS

  1. “Porsche started offering a remedy on their current Porsche 997 Turbo Facelift, but it is the only vehicle with this option!”

    As far as I know the shifting paddels are available at every Boxster,Cayman, 911 an even for the new Cayenne.
    Just look on Porsche´s website…

  2. @Julian, only the 997 Turbo and the Boxster Spyder… All other vehicles have buttons on the steering wheel and not the paddles behind the steering wheel :)

    MR

  3. @MR
    Please try the Porsche Car Configurator and you´ll see the paddels as an option for the named models…
    But it´s also possible that they are only available in Germany ;)

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