Straight off the editor's desk from the News That Surprises No One Department comes more info on Porsche's coming double-clutch manumatic gearbox. (That means one clutch handles the odd gears while a separate clutch toggles the evens.) According to the UK's What Car, they're calling the tranny, "Porsche Doppel Kupplungen," or PDK for short (making it as easy on the options sheet as VW's DSG). But when will it arrive, and in what models? A report from last year indicated the heirs of Ferdinand will offer the new box across all model lines. So keep your ears pointed northeast, because the noise Farago makes when the PDK shows up in a Boxster is going to make Howard Dean seem like a mute. And by shaving off a heap of milliseconds between shifts, it could mean the Tiptronic 911 Turbo's 3.4 seconds to 60 mph could be quite a laugh one day.
Porsche to launch 'PDK' dual-clutch gearbox [Motor Authority]
Leaked Dealer Memo Confirms DSG-Style Box for BMW M3; Seven-Speed DSG Manumatic on the Way; Sportomatic! Next Porsche 911 to get DSG, Direct-Injection; Porsche Working up Seven-Speed DSG for Entire Line; DSG Rivalry: Ford Betting on Getrag Dual-Clutch System for Future Models [Internal]