A few years ago I ran a Porsche 997 GT3 RS in the One Lap of America. It was an epic car for an epic event and at the time I didn’t think cars could get any better. I do however remember thinking that, as much as I loved the GT3 RS, my only caveat was that it didn’t come with Porsche’s stellar PDK transmission. The new 991 GT3 changes that as not only does it come with a PDK, but it can’t be had with a manual. Now yes, there are some Porsche diehards that are going to drop dead when they hear this, but the fact of the matter is, there is simply no way you can shift or get the most performance out of this car, unless you let technology come along for the ride. Chris Harris recently got to flog the new 991 GT3 around and even he, a man who loves his manuals, understands why Porsche went this route.
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