With nearly 80 percent of buyers
opting for the PDK dual-clutch gearbox over a manual transmission for popular
models like the 911 and Cayman, Porsche
has recently admitted outright that the
conventional manual could be dropped entirely in just a few years. Speaking with The Sydney Morning Herald, Porsche’s R&D chief Bunno Brandlhuber stated that "There are some Porsche enthusiasts who prefer a manual and we will continue to offer this in the meantime.... But maybe one day it will become irrelevant."