2009 Porsche Carrera PDK Review | The Truth About Cars

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2009 Porsche Carrera PDK

In theory, a dual clutch offers drivers the best of worlds: a corner-carving-compliant paddle system (complete with rev-matching throttle blipping) and a automatic gearbox. As developed by the the DSG version lifted a well-sorted VW GTI into automotive Valhalla.

fans arched their eyebrows, anticipating the day when would perform a similar for the world#8217;s only best supercar: the 911. Porsche (PDK) is here, attached to the 900th evolution. Is the system ready for hammer time?

For Porsche has increased the size of the air intakes, added LED lights and the side mirrors and rear Sitting in the driver’s seat, the greenhouse and the perfectly comfortable continue to define the car: a that blurs the line sports car and GT. Properly, judiciously (wheels, tires, drivetrain, the 911 can satisfy either buyer, or

I recall my excitement back in when I bought one of the first with cup holders. Tempus . Yes, the big news for the latest 911 is convenience. One could heat the in a 911 in recent years, but now you can heat the wheel and cool the seats#8211; if you the dough. Frustrated technophiles no need to invest big bucks at local stereo store to their phone or Pod their at a price.

  Important options like stability management and bi-xenon are now standard#8211; while almost else isn#8217;t (self-dimming will still set you back $400). Leather here, there- spend some on the Porsche configurator and you will be how many VW shares you can bankroll money you can blow with the of a mouse.

Thanks to direct injection, the #8220;base#8221; 911#8242;s output rises to a healthy 345 With 288 lb. ft. of torque underfoot, the powers to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. The new-for-#8217;09 system adds a not entirely throaty baritone at low RPMs#8211; morphs into a mind-bending wail at higher elevations.

The 911#8242;s brake feel is intuitive and less wooden in the version, although the Porker#8217;s distances are scarcely credible of model year. The suspension feel a tad softer the it predecessor, makes for a less jarring but adds some unexpected and understeer during hard

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PDK stands for Porsche Delight Sad but true: the German automaker#8217;s most of the fun out of it. Like ye olde the PDK really likes to upshift. I out normally from rest at an Before I reached the other PDK had shifted twice.

By the time I 30 mph, I was in seventh; I felt I was driving a Trabant with an leather interior. PDK behaves a student project designed to maximum mpg from what to be a high performance sports

Back when I drove the new BMW M3, I why I needed all those shift Now that I#8217;ve driven I longed for a few of those shift Porsche gives you one, its paddle for yourself. To make worse, PDK is not particularly PDQ. are not noticeable but downshifts are lurchy and even when performed

On top of all this, the ergonomics of the steering controls are awful. Again, feels OK. But downshifting requires you almost reach behind the for the change.

Not to put too fine a point on it, PDK ruined my 911

As with all its other basic Porsche offers a fix#8211; for geld . Check the box for the Porsche Suspension Management and the Sport Pack and Gruss Got you have shift and suspension mode. the PDK then offers a sportier (I did not get to sample it). Am I the only one who it peculiar that you need to nearly $4k for a sport button in a

This combination is also the key to control mode, which deliciously self destructive and to how I used to drive my dad’s Caprice- stand on the brakes and the simultaneously and pray that rear axle doesn’t hop

The Porsche 911 is one of my all time favorite and the new 911 is improved in so many ways. again, the PDK pretty much the smile off my face. It#8217;s a matter of time before fixes their gearboxes#8217;

Meanwhile, if you want to drive a 911 you stole it, and stop thieves doing the same, the manual is still your best not to say option.

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