According to new reports, the next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 will be available with a six-speed manual transmission.

Car and Driver claims that the German firm has done a backflip on its decision to offer the current GT3 exclusively with a PDK transmission. The head of Porsche’s GT program Andreas Preuninger has admitted that for some enthusiasts, the latest 911 GT3 is lacking in that it instead caters more for track day goers.

It is suggested that rather than the current seven-speed manual offered for the selection 911 Carrera models, the next-gen GT3 will use a more conventional six-speed stick shift with Porsche hoping to offer its customers a choice between a PDK or a manual.

Already, Porsche is in the midst of developing a new model dubbed the 911 R and based around the 911 GT3. It will be catered to driving enthusiasts and do without the advanced aerodynamics of the GT3 and include thinner wheels and tyres and most importantly, be offered exclusively with a manual transmission. Given the fact that the model could become a future collector’s car, it’s of little surprise that all 600 have been sold.

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