A 7-speed power demonstration: PDK, trimmed for maximum performance for the new 911 GT2 RS. With purposely short ratios and short, succinct gearshifts via the shift paddles. Seventh gear is also ratioed for sport and designed for maximum speed. The manual mode on the gear selector works as it does in our race cars: backwards to shift up, forwards to shift down.
As regards the PDK technology: it consists of two half gearboxes mounted in a common housing. Two half gearboxes require two clutches. This double-clutch arrangement alternately connects these two half gearboxes to the engine via two separate drive shafts, depending on the current gear. When changing gear, one clutch engages and the other simultaneously disengages, allowing gear changes to take place in milliseconds, with no interruption in the flow of power.
Which has positive consequences – of course: for acceleration, overall performance and fuel consumption. The driving feel is more dynamic, the agility improved.
And the gear change itself? You can both hear and feel it. The electronic, GT-specific transmission control ensures faster, more spontaneous traction upshifts – and extremely dynamic downshift thrusts in combination with sporty, interim applications of the throttle. In PDK SPORT mode, downshifts are more aggressive when braking; when accelerating, the switching points relocate at higher revs. So you can really feel the upshifts – both physically and emotionally, of course.
* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since 1 September 2017 certain new cars have been type approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel/electricity consumption and CO₂ emissions. As of 1 September 2018 the WLTP replaced the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel/electricity consumption and CO₂ emission values determined in accordance with the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those determined in accordance with the NEDC. This may lead to corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from 1 September 2018. You can find more information on the difference between WLTP and NEDC at www.porsche.com/wltp.
Currently, we are still obliged to provide the NEDC values, regardless of the type approval process used. The additional reporting of the WLTP values is voluntary until their obligatory use. As far as new cars (which are type approved in accordance with the WLTP) are concerned, the NEDC values will, therefore, be derived from the WLTP values during the transition period. To the extent that NEDC values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats, etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics and, in addition to weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual handling, can affect the fuel/electricity consumption, CO₂ emissions and performance values of a car.
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