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Porsche 911 seven-speed manual confirmed?

Hidden in plain sight

A keen-eyed observer has noticed something unusual about the 2012 Porsche 911 teaser video - it apparently shows a seven-speed manual transmission.

If you skip forward to the 1:07 mark, you can catch of glimpse of the gear knob which seems to have five marking up top and three marking down below. This, as you're probably aware, is the same layout that was speculated earlier this month.

Regardless of whether or not our eyes are deceiving us, the redesigned Porsche 911 will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Source: Autoblog.nl

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 rupash88 rupash88
Aka Porsche 7-11
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July 21, 2011 8:39 pm
 Skulinex Skulinex
Meh, they are just trying to catch up to semi-trucks, they start at 8 MANUAL gears, and they come in 10, 12, I think the most I've seen is 16 gears ;)
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July 21, 2011 4:59 pm
 FloPoe FloPoe
Why don't the use a dogleg first gear like in the first M3 so they could do gears 2-7 just like it is now...?
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July 21, 2011 10:04 am
 MadAboutCars MadAboutCars
That was not the layout WCF speculated. Jeez
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July 21, 2011 7:15 am
 MTC MTC
I'm so glad that manual gearbox isn't left out can't wait to see a 7 Speed gearbox metal gearbox on an Italian supercar, if that ever happens
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July 21, 2011 6:51 am
 benzboy benzboy
why would you want this. Jay Leno just drove the SLS Roadster, which I believe is an Auto 7 speed and stated that no human being could shift faster or more accurate than the Auto in that car. so why bother.
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July 21, 2011 3:06 am
 RODHA RODHA
A 7 speed manual transmission!!! It is the most pointless and stupid thing I have ever heard. No body needs a 7 speed manual. No body can ever be happy with a 7 speed manual. Just be honest manual fans; even you can not enjoy shifting 7 endless gears.
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July 21, 2011 2:43 am
 dcinbc dcinbc
Just a thought, but don't styling departments redo the skins of cars so the marketing people can reinvent them, while the engineers try to make the the cars better. So you would prefer something different every few years and don't like the styling? Lots of choice out there and no shortage of people who would beg to disagree. Looking back at Porsches over the years, I think it's great that they've stuck to improving it for so long, and hope they keep going with the Carrera.
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July 21, 2011 12:41 am
 Han Solo Han Solo
If it looks exactly like any other Porsche out there...I dont care how many Gears it has...it is still not atractive. Why does all the Porsches look exactly the same year after year...Dont they have a Styling Department over there?
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July 20, 2011 11:35 pm