The 2025 Porsche 911 won’t be available with a manual transmission

By Bryan Hood 4 June, 2024
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That doesn’t mean you won’t be able to buy the sports car with a stick shift in the future

You’ll be able to buy a Porsche 911 with a hybrid powertrain next year, but not one with a stick shift.

None of the iconic model’s announced 2025 model year variants will be available with a manual transmission as an option, according to The Drive. Thankfully, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the three-pedal 911 is done just yet.

The German sports car maker unveiled the 992-generation 911’s mid-cycle refresh, dubbed the 992.2, on Tuesday. The big news is, of course, the new US$164,900 Carrera GTS, which is the first 911 to feature an electrified powertrain. But hidden among all the hoopla surrounding the announcement was a detail that may not go over well with the purists. None of next year’s models–a list that includes the Carrera, Carrera GTS, Carrera 4 GTS, Targa 4 GTS, Turbo, Turbos S, and GT3 RS–will come with anything other than the automaker’s PDK dual-clutch automatic gearbox. At least for 2025.

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The 2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS comes with a hybrid powertrain but not a manual gearbox. Photo by Porsche AG

When reached for comment on Wednesday, a spokesperson for Porsche told Robb Report that while they could not comment on potential future products, it was “accurate that at the moment” no 992.2 cars are available with a manual transmission.

Until Porsche comes out and explicitly says that the manual 911 is dead, chances are this is only a temporary situation. Yes, the majority of the 911 sold each year have a PDK transmission, but, when available, the stick-shift remains a popular option.

Upwards of 40 per cent of the brand’s customers will opt for a 911 with a stick shift when given the choice, according to Motor1.com. Porsche has also shown—despite having just launched a new hybrid—that it wants the nameplate to remain true to itself. That, to plenty of enthusiasts, means keeping the manual around as long as the car still features a combustion engine.

This is also not the first time this has happened. When the 992-generation 911 debuted in late 2018 it wasn’t available with a manual for more than a year.


This story was first published on Robb Report USA