Porsche Lets Loose Their 911 PDK Transmission Model On ‘Ring’

Written by tonks on June 19, 2008

2009 Porsche 911Porsche did their own private ‘Ring running’ in three of their different spec-911 2009 models. What we didn’t expect is for them to release those results to us during one of their press events.

A 2009 911S fitted with Porsche’s new twin clutch system (PDK: Porsche Doppelkupplung), Porsche Active Stability Management and “sport tires” took the top place, scoring a 7:50. The new PDK shifts a whopping 60-percent faster than the old Tiptronic S.

The first place position was followed by what is assumed to be a 2009 911S with a manual transmission some eight seconds back, and then a 2008 911 S another four seconds back, at 8:02. There’s no word on who was driving the cars, or what exactly counts as a “sport tire.”

According to FastestLaps.com, Walter Rohrl did a 7:49 in a 997 turbo two years ago. The Cadillac CTS-V did the thing in 7:59 – and so did the C6 Corvette that puts the current Porsche to bed and is an A-pillar away from the 2009.


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