Porsche breaks 60-year tradition with 2025 ‘911’ lineup

  • Porsche 911 refresh breaks a 60-year-old tradition
  • The 2025 lineup will not offer a manual transmission
  • However, all hope is not lost yet

Published on Jun 15, 2024 at 3:24 PM (UTC+4)
by Nalin Rawat

Last updated on Jun 17, 2024 at 6:07 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Siddharth Dudeja

The German carmaker is breaking a 60-year-old tradition with the 2025 refresh of the Porsche 911.

For the first time in the model’s history, the carmaker won’t offer a manual transmission for any 2025 model-year 911.

However, fans of the traditional transmission system don’t need to panic just yet.

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No manual Porsche 911 in 2025

As far as we know, buyers won’t be able to get a 2025 model of the 911 with anything other than a PDK dual-clutch transmission.

The trims that used to have seven-speeds aren’t a part of the refreshed 911 lineup for next year.

The German automaker has also released a Porsche 911 GTS, which is the first-ever hybrid 911.

As everyone knows, the 911 has always had an internal combustion engine (ICE) powerhouse, so this came as a surprise.

Then there’s the fastest 911 ever made – Turbo S.

Unfortunately, both of these models also have an automatic transmission.

Not killing the manual 911

It seems that this new hybrid system also spells the end for the manual 911 Carrera GTS.

In addition to that, all the rest of the models in the 2025 lineup are auto-only.

However, this doesn’t mean that the automaker won’t ever make a manual 911 in the future.

While the German automaker won’t comment on future models as part of their policy, we can easily assume that the facelifted 992 lineup will offer many different variants in the future.

Considering the popularity of manual transmission, the German automaker wouldn’t want to miss out on the profit.

With all of its rivals offering automatic transmission, having a manual is a useful differentiator for the 911

While a manual-transmission car can be a niche thing for the automaker, it’s definitely something that Porsche fans love.

And this is not a situation without a precedence.

The German automaker debuted the 911 R back in 2016 and brought the manual back to the 911 GT3 a year later.


Nalin Rawat

Nalin started his career by working with various national newspapers in India. He has also worked as a writer/editor for many popular websites, while still pursuing his journalism and mass communication degree. Working as a digital nomad has allowed him to inform and educate through his work. When he is not writing, you can find him playing video games or travelling the mountains on his bike.