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  • Published on May 20, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • Today I show the automatic shifter in the 2023 Porsche 911!
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  • Andres A Rodriguez Nikitina
    Andres A Rodriguez Nikitina 4 months ago +9939

    I'm a valet attendant, and I park over 1,000 cars per month, and this shifter is one of the best ones out there. Let me explain; push forward for reverse and push back for Drive, easy. Other cars have shifters, and u need to focus to make sure u land on the right gear out of P, R, N, D, 1, 2, 3. The shifter for maserati is cheap hard plastic and sounds cheap when u shift it. Volvo doesn't shift to the R or D if u don't keep it pushed long enough. Jaguars and Range Rovers the circular knob pops up and when u in a rush is it is annoying to wait, and then u spin it and half the time land on the wrong one. Benz is behind the steering wheel. Literally porsche is a W, the most easy to use.

    • TheConorMLife
      TheConorMLife 4 months ago +1056

      Also a valet driver and all of your points are spot on!!

    • Ramz
      Ramz 4 months ago +129

      What about BMW

    • TheConorMLife
      TheConorMLife 4 months ago +406

      @Ramz some of the BMW M cars are different in the way it’s DCT transmission is set up. There is no park. So to get the car into park, you leave it in D and turn off the car. When you pull up the car for valet, you put it in N and then pull the manual brake handle. Every car has its nuances. Hahaha

    • Bobmcjoepants
      Bobmcjoepants 4 months ago +33

      Ford has a circular shifter where full right for D and full left for P, with a button in the middle for S/L (depending on the car)
      Though what most if not all electronic shifters do is put itself in park if the door is opened or the car is turned off. Not sure if all do, but might be useful knowledge

    • Andres A Rodriguez Nikitina
      Andres A Rodriguez Nikitina 4 months ago +52

      @Ramz BMW is counterintuitive. most common BMW shifter has P button at the top of the shifter or random other places, and most people that drive one for the first time believe that they can shift it up to P. Instead, they put it in Reverse. M6 and M5 doesn't have a park button(u have to turn off the engine, and it puts itself in the park). 7 series e65 has the shifter on the steering wheel like a Mercedes but is very hidden... i give it 5/10. But the most annoying thing about them isn't the different shifters, but rather when u put the car in park and let go of the brake it jerks forward and when u open the door doesn't unlock the other doors or the trunk and the unluck buttons are usually hidden.

  • Bendc1970A1
    Bendc1970A1 3 months ago +597

    I've never complained about the shifter lever in an automatic transmission car.

    • Sleeping_V6_3.5
      Sleeping_V6_3.5 3 months ago +3

      Because there is a second drive mod, semi-sequential👍🏻

    • George Papadopoulos
      George Papadopoulos 3 months ago +4

      @Sleeping_V6_3.5 paddles do that on new cars

    • Isaac Urra
      Isaac Urra 3 months ago

      ​@Sleeping_V6_3.5 paddles?

    • Harry
      Harry 3 months ago +2

      @Isaac Urra paddle shifters

    • No SugerCoating
      No SugerCoating 3 months ago +1

      I cant lie the shifters in these new car are some tiny nobs... even manual they have some shifters on the side of the steering wheel like come on...

  • weirdoutwest
    weirdoutwest 3 months ago +70

    It works. Feels solid and its tactile. No one is using the shifter to shift a PDK, cmon now.

  • Ryan Lawton
    Ryan Lawton 4 months ago +5146

    You use the paddles to shift. If you want to look like your car has a manual gearbox, get one with a manual gearbox.

    • Stray
      Stray 3 months ago +148

      They don't actually make the 911 with a manual, anymore. You're stuck with the dual-clutch transmission. Not until you get up to the GT3 trim, anyways.

    • Dreamcast Soup
      Dreamcast Soup 3 months ago +45

      @Stray that’s a damn shame :(

    • Anthony
      Anthony 3 months ago +260

      ⁠@Stray lol, you can get a Carrera T, S or GTS with a manual.

    • Fire Heart
      Fire Heart 3 months ago +128

      @Stray Bro what are you smoking

    • LuwiigiMaster
      LuwiigiMaster 3 months ago +28

      "And this is where I park my prized manual transmission sports car! IF THEY STILL MADE THEM!!!"

  • Jo$h
    Jo$h 3 months ago +195

    bro this is one of the best shifters out there. Porsche is just quality

  • Alvin Sacic
    Alvin Sacic 3 months ago +14

    it looks nice. If you want a normal looking shifter then get the manual

  • Peng
    Peng 4 months ago +2402

    The hard-core sportscar is the GT3, those have regular looking shifters!

    • Disinterested Simp Mod
      Disinterested Simp Mod 4 months ago +53

      GTS is still a pretty hardcore sports car tho. It’s meant to sit between the 4s and GT3 in the 911 lineup

    • Happy Aardvark
      Happy Aardvark 4 months ago +61

      they should all just be manual lol

    • István Lőrinczi
      István Lőrinczi 4 months ago +22

      Yeah, anything below the GT3 is a quick-ish grand tourer at best, and those are the cars Porsche has to sell to have money to make the above mentioned GT3s

    • Jacob Vanderhooft
      Jacob Vanderhooft 3 months ago +1

      @Disinterested Simp Mod it’s more like the middle of s and turbo

    • Dr1ftop1a
      Dr1ftop1a 3 months ago +10

      @Happy Aardvark No. It has been proven years ago, that a car being out of gear for the lowest amount of time also helps keeping laptimes lower. DCT is the way for hunting time. Manual for fun.

  • Chimaera 623
    Chimaera 623 2 months ago +11

    This is one of the best shifters ever made, no idea how someone could hate about that!

  • Angry Albert Einstein
    Angry Albert Einstein 3 months ago +7

    Imagine being this guy’s friend and have to take a shot every time he says ‘now’.

  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker 3 months ago +457

    some people desperately need something to complain about.

    • Will Jones
      Will Jones 3 months ago +8

      Dude, for real. This is just a little ridiculous. I thought he was going to complain about the ignition being on the left side without even knowing the reason behind it…. But his “complaint” about the small gear selector made me mad enough to write this stupid comment. 🤦🏼‍♂️

    • milliondayswork
      milliondayswork 3 months ago +2

      Talking like someone that's only about status 🤏

  • Mario Läte
    Mario Läte 3 months ago +1

    If you still haven't figured it out, it is a backwards VW with DSG gearbox. This is a common VW shifter. Not a bad thing to have, but certainly not the prettiest.

  • markishbasedgod
    markishbasedgod 3 months ago +1910

    I think it's fine. If you want a "hard-core sports car" shifter then get a manual.

    • Joseph.
      Joseph. 3 months ago +24

      this is a dual-mode car iirc. there's paddles on the wheel if you want manual, but most automatics are better than any manual could ever be.

    • Your Average Gamer
      Your Average Gamer 3 months ago +47

      ​@Joseph. Technically they usually are better, but if you're performance driving, being able to shift gears at will can be very useful. It also just feels good ngl

    • Charlie Foxtrot
      Charlie Foxtrot 3 months ago +2


    • SubZero
      SubZero 3 months ago +4

      Does Porsche make manuals with new models?

    • Joseph.
      Joseph. 3 months ago

      @SubZero I would assume they have to.

  • William Lee
    William Lee 3 months ago

    As a professional automotive window tinter and also a car enthusiast, let me just say in my opinion there is absolutely nothing wrong with this shifter. It doesn't get in the way, it does not feel cheap it feels very solid and the way that it feels when you select a gear is very crisp. If you want to shift the gears yourself just use the paddle shifters. I have yet to see the problem with this shifter I think you're outnumbered here bro 😂

  • sklyrovka
    sklyrovka 2 months ago

    The insecurity is off the charts

  • TTV Hero1890
    TTV Hero1890 3 months ago +118

    We must protect the nugget at all costs

    • Zs B
      Zs B 3 months ago +3


    • Mayor Rev
      Mayor Rev 3 months ago +4

      stand back, i'm arming the nugget!

  • David Sempere
    David Sempere 3 months ago

    Biggest tragedy associated with 911

  • Jax
    Jax 3 months ago

    I’m so happy to see everyone tell this guy how wrong he is. 😂😂

  • JJ163
    JJ163 3 months ago +223

    There’s a really simple solution to this: GET THE MANUAL.

    • oren
      oren 3 months ago +5

      they dont make this model as a manual

    • Hammond C3
      Hammond C3 3 months ago +3

      Use the paddles. Very simple.

    • Mász Kálmán
      Mász Kálmán 3 months ago +2

      The new ones don't come with manual so how do you do that???

    • shutup shutup
      shutup shutup 3 months ago +14

      @Mász Kálmán Then you don't buy it at all. A $100,000 and it doesn't have a manual transmission? A WASTE.

    • Mász Kálmán
      Mász Kálmán 3 months ago +1

      @shutup shutup Exactly :D

  • Joe Fraley
    Joe Fraley 3 months ago +1

    Hard-core sports car would have a manual transmission.

  • GameCorner
    GameCorner 4 months ago +384

    I like it. Looks simple and to the point.

    • Walter
      Walter 3 months ago +4


    • torsung81
      torsung81 3 months ago +10

      So is a stick. And much more satisfying to use.

    • Cyan
      Cyan 3 months ago +2

      It looks quite breakable though if it's only plastic.

  • Mazzy
    Mazzy 3 months ago +1

    My guy has never come across German engineering before. Masterpiece

    • Guerrero Azul
      Guerrero Azul 3 months ago

      What about all the plastic components? Are those masterpieces too?

    • JML
      JML 3 months ago

      Porsche has always been straightforward German to the point design. If you are not into that, get yourself an Italian.

    • Guerrero Azul
      Guerrero Azul 3 months ago

      @JML that being said Is it true that you need to drop the entire engine to change the water pump on the porsche?

    • JML
      JML 3 months ago +1

      @Guerrero Azul that I am not sure. Regardless if I am dropping a $150K+ on a Porsche 911, a few $K to replace a water pump will not make a dent. Owning expensive item cost money. House, watches, boats, planes, you name it.

    • Worrell
      Worrell 2 months ago

      @JML When people with no money buy high end cars, they tend to bitch about the cost to upkeep them. They could just....not buy a car they cannot afford? But instead they choose to complain about the cost to work on them when they had no business owning them in the first place.

  • Electric Midnight
    Electric Midnight 3 months ago +1

    When you want to turn on ur lights and accidentally turn off the engine 😂

  • Dinis Paulino
    Dinis Paulino 3 months ago

    That's why you should take advantage of the fact that Porsche is one of the very few brands who still offer manuals for their sports cars!

  • Tristan R
    Tristan R 4 months ago +617

    well it has paddles for a reason.. nobody uses the drive selector to shift a PDK 911

    • J P
      J P 3 months ago +12

      I mean, you can’t actually move the car without at least telling it the direction you want to go. D or R then it’s paddles until you want to park.

    • Tristan R
      Tristan R 3 months ago +7

      @J P right-which can still be done on this new style selector.. so i don’t see what the problem is. Those who would wanna shift gears with the previous style PRND/S selector would’ve just bough the manual, and those who bought the PDK and wanna shift manually will use the paddles.

    • Hassan Murtaza: TheAlpha313
      Hassan Murtaza: TheAlpha313 3 months ago

      exactly and It actually feels easier and quicker just push or pull.

    • J P
      J P 3 months ago +6

      @Tristan R The only time the central selector is good for changing gear is when the steering wheel is over 180 degrees turned and it can be confusing to press the correct paddle quickly.

    • evf
      evf 3 months ago +2

      well in my 8speed supra I always use it to shift from 1st to 2nd when I'm making a right turn from a stop. then paddles for the remaing gears

  • Aaron
    Aaron 3 months ago

    It's called PDK. Best system available.

  • Sleeping_V6_3.5
    Sleeping_V6_3.5 3 months ago

    The key to start a Porsche is at the left because of the “Le mans” race start. To start the car at Le Mans there is 40 years, the pilots had to run to there car and start them quickly, the pilot enter the car and at the same time they start it👍🏻
    In tribute to this departure, Porsche let the start key at the left
    Sorry for the mistake I’m French👍🏻

  • Itz TANS
    Itz TANS 4 months ago +59

    Tbh that looks clean and good

    • MH1
      MH1 3 months ago +2

      Looks like a cheap piece of crap, the nugget shifter at least

  • Ben Lee
    Ben Lee 2 months ago

    I love it, easy to use daily and has Braun vibes-another legendary German company known for their design

  • merchant marine
    merchant marine 3 months ago +1

    к сожалению, в этот раз Олег ничем не отличается от предыдущих гостей Доктора.

  • Jackson Landry
    Jackson Landry 3 months ago +610

    As someone who drives one of these pretty regularly, this shifter is wayy overhated. It’s very intuitive, easy to control, and works the way a gear shifter should. It DOESN’T get in the way of the AC switches behind it-like what most people claim-because of its geometry and size

    • Okej
      Okej 3 months ago

      I dont think anyone actually hate it tho

    • Luis Miner
      Luis Miner 3 months ago +2

      I actually like it. Was a detailer for Porsche when these first came out and they reminded me of the switches and tech from the Star Wars podracers lmao, which may not actually be far off considering the new Taycan was heavily inspired by Star Wars design language, and that's verifiable by Disney and Porsche themselves!

    • K M
      K M 3 months ago +2

      Press M for man up. I love my paddles.

    • Kasper Rasmussen
      Kasper Rasmussen 3 months ago

      So true, a lot of shifters are so annoying. These just work

    • Caspean Sea FX
      Caspean Sea FX 3 months ago

      @K M until you drive in New York

    GRAHAMAUS 3 months ago

    Agree, an automatic gearbox in a sports car is tragic.

  • Dave Scott
    Dave Scott 3 months ago

    I kinda like Porsche as a hard core sports car, because they are.
    I drive these cars in my work, these shifters are very efficient.

  • Ba Wintermage
    Ba Wintermage 4 months ago +41

    When you buy a Porsche,you don't need a Big Knob!

  • BabyPoochyena
    BabyPoochyena 3 months ago

    Imagine the passenger just scooped that shifter

  • Thiago Albino Santos
    Thiago Albino Santos 3 months ago

    This is modern functional and reliable, that's why.
    This is a modern car, and modern cars are supposed to be like that.

  • BenGSynth
    BenGSynth 4 months ago +657

    It's not that bad really. I think it's small so that it takes less space and doesn't obscure the buttons around it. What's odd is the one in GT3, where the auto shifter looks deceptively like a manual shifter.

    • TheConorMLife
      TheConorMLife 4 months ago +13

      Took the words right out of my mouth hahaha Great comment

    • Jeffery Harambe
      Jeffery Harambe 4 months ago +3

      the bezel around the buttons take up about the same amount of (besides vertical) space of a shifter

    • Aaron Walters
      Aaron Walters 4 months ago +2

      Also Porsche is all about the weight savings

    • Mizaq Enyad
      Mizaq Enyad 4 months ago +5

      yea honestly. both shifters are a lil odd but Porsche can do no wrong in my book lmao

    • TheConorMLife
      TheConorMLife 4 months ago

      @Mizaq Enyad agreed!! Hahaha

  • LauchusRexus
    LauchusRexus Month ago

    Mercedes shifters are the best ones… really intuitive

  • My Real Name
    My Real Name 3 months ago

    Me in my Dodge Grand caravan silently judging Porsche

  • raj gunaseelan
    raj gunaseelan 3 months ago +27

    What's wrong with these shifters? If this does the job, that's all is needed.

    • Jonimus Prime
      Jonimus Prime 3 months ago

      It just doesnt look right on a high end sports car. I just wish that they had an actual gear lever for the PDK

    • raj gunaseelan
      raj gunaseelan 3 months ago

      @Jonimus Prime its all in our mindset. If a button click is sufficient and convenient for a gear shift, so be it. What's wrong? This may appeal to some people like me who like minimal, simplicity, to-the-point and don't bother about how it looks to others while I drive.

    • Marcelo Farias - Cellorick
      Marcelo Farias - Cellorick 3 months ago

      De errado propriamente falando não existe nada, o problema é que quando você compra um carro esportivo, você espera algo dele voltado para esse fim, se um item não tem esse intuito, você acaba perdendo toda a experiência que poderia vivenciar. É como você comprar um pacote para assistir jogos da Champions mas o jogo final não sera transmitido, no seu caso, comprar todo o pacote do Superbowl e a final não estar disponível ou comprar toda a fórmula Indy mas as 500 milhas de Indianópolis não estar inclusa no pacote.
      Edit. Google Translate Portuguese Brazil to English
      Strictly speaking, there is nothing wrong with it, the problem is that when you buy a sports car, you expect something from it aimed at that purpose, if an item does not have that purpose, you end up losing all the experience you could have. It's like buying a package to watch Champions matches but the final game will not be broadcast, in your case, buying the entire Superbowl package and the final is not available or buying the entire Indy formula but the 500 miles to Indianapolis is not included in the package.

    • 6dogs
      6dogs  3 months ago

      @Jonimus Prime actually after this invention a shifter doesn't look right in a high-end sports car when I think high-end I think fancy i think leisure i think high tech like I brought up earlier this is almost how I would imagine the inside of the Batmobile being it's like a futuristic switch so nuance like I said when I think high end sports car I think leisure and when I see that in my mind in a car I imagine a businessman they don't want to have to grab a knob to wash their hands or a door handle to open they want that door to open automatically they want that water sensor on their sink so they don't have to touch the sink knob so why would they want a big bulbous shifter when they could have a shifter that's easy and fresh they want what's easy and this is the old shifter is like paul bunion and the new one displayed here is like the chainsaw much more effective and makes more sense to put in a sports car

  • Michael Dittmer
    Michael Dittmer Month ago

    The chicken nugget shifter is similar to other cars in the VW group. It’s the attempt by management to cut costs. The engine covers follow a similar strategy.

  • Scott Chambers
    Scott Chambers 20 days ago

    Best shifter out there. Comes with pdk as well

  • Dougals
    Dougals 3 months ago +139

    Its actually very nice. You are only choosing a direction of travel and the paddle shifters are used if you want to manually shift it. Its a quality shifter

    • Bongwater Bojack
      Bongwater Bojack 3 months ago

      So why not just have buttons rather than some odd piece that sticks up?

    • Sebbi
      Sebbi 3 months ago +2

      ​@Bongwater Bojack In my opinion, buttons aren't as cool and if you have to shift between D and R a lot, a shifter is much better than buttons. You also don't need to look which button you need to press.

    • gfs videos
      gfs videos 3 months ago +7

      @Bongwater Bojack Easier to find a lever than a button, which helps the driver to keep their eyes on the road.

    • Rap 123456789
      Rap 123456789 3 months ago

      ​@Sebbiif you need to Park you're not going that fast that you don't find it you have a lever in the gt3 Modells but one gear less in both options comparred to the normal 911 and for most variants a manual Stifter can be ordered

  • David Straight
    David Straight Month ago

    It’s PDK - dual clutch, easiest shifter made, and a tribute to the precision craftsmanship of the German-made Porsche 911!

  • W M
    W M 3 months ago

    I have a Lexus ct200h and althought my shifter looks different (more like a shiny ****plug) it works basically the same as this one and I love it. The feeling you can go to R from D in 0,005 seconds without thinking is amazing. I believe it’s the same in many other Toyotas from that age.

  • Josh Spoerl
    Josh Spoerl 3 months ago +11

    Best shifter on the market. Better than dodges attempt😂

    • Colin Wallace
      Colin Wallace 3 months ago

      That’s one of those “apples and oranges” things, except with really f-ing pricey apples.

  • JML
    JML 3 months ago

    Like it, don’t like it, buy it, don’t buy it. Porsche couldn’t care less.

  • Darkside
    Darkside 3 days ago

    Nothing beats a 964

  • Ry_dawg
    Ry_dawg 4 months ago +153

    No car will ever be a “hardcore sports car” if it does not have a third pedal. Extreme and I meant extreme time attack track cars are the only exceptions. Not your bone stock daily 911

    • anthony williams
      anthony williams 4 months ago +12

      Facts on top of fax 📠

    • Arthur Morgan
      Arthur Morgan 4 months ago +6


    • Ry_dawg
      Ry_dawg 4 months ago +9

      @Arthur Morgan Care to elaborate…?

    • Yue Liang
      Yue Liang 4 months ago +44

      Hardcore sport car doesn’t have to have a manual gearbox despite what manual elitists think. No matter how good a driver is, doppelkupplungsgetriebe will destroy all of them on race track.

    • Ry_dawg
      Ry_dawg 4 months ago +33

      @Yue Liang Your missing the point of a hardcore sports car. It about the drivers experience. Autos will never offer the same experience and engagement of a manual. That’s why only cars built specifically for lap times and lap times only should be autos

  • Máté Tarjányi
    Máté Tarjányi 2 months ago

    This looks and works (from a driver POV) the same as a Toyota hybrid shifter did in previous generations. While I don’t see why it is a good idea in a hardcore sports car like this, it is really the best automatic shifter ever.

  • Dennis McCool
    Dennis McCool 2 months ago

    You will love that shifter after you get accustomed to it.

  • Ricardo Pesenti
    Ricardo Pesenti 3 months ago +26

    Looks fine for me. Simple, easy to reach and easy to handle. That's what's important. 👌

  • Neutrinum
    Neutrinum 3 months ago +1

    It looks and feels awesome...what is your achievement, sir!?

  • Sven Eric Klemantowitz
    Sven Eric Klemantowitz 3 months ago

    Happened to me that I wanted to turn up the aircon fan speed without looking and I shifted into neutral because the aircon is right behind it and works similiar. Still my dream car.

  • Finley Cartmell
    Finley Cartmell 3 months ago +7

    Its significantly better than having buttons for it. Its simple as can be and doesn't look out of place. If you really want sports car shifting, get the manual.

  • Denton Thomas
    Denton Thomas 3 months ago +1

    Cut it out with a saw and install the correct gateted shifter and tranny

  • Sedrik
    Sedrik 3 months ago

    Calling an automatic car a sports car should be punished by law

  • Killerwolfd777
    Killerwolfd777 4 months ago +22

    Love the shifter in my 992. Simple and easy to use. Granted it looks a little odd, but it works…Germany.

  • Kevin Cruz
    Kevin Cruz 3 months ago

    When you have nothing to complain about a car but try find something anyway.

  • G Co
    G Co 3 months ago

    Prius gear is the best and simple. Not too much over engineering.

  • Pixxlated
    Pixxlated 4 months ago +26

    A "hard-core" sports car would focus on making it as easy as possible to start driving, aka this car.

    • Mooseboy240
      Mooseboy240 3 months ago +1

      No it wouldn’t a grocery getter would be focus on that. A hardcore sports car would focus on giving the driver as much raw control as possible over the machine

    • Richard M. Nixon
      Richard M. Nixon 3 months ago

      ​@Mooseboy240 I don't see F1 cars running center sticks, I see them with paddle shifters. And guess what this porsche has? Paddle shifters.

    • Mooseboy240
      Mooseboy240 3 months ago

      @Richard M. Nixon sports cars not super cars and a new porsche is a shell of its former self

  • Obito
    Obito 3 months ago

    The 911 was never meant to be “Hardcore.”

  • Diogo Costa
    Diogo Costa 2 months ago

    People really bash simple things like this but don’t understand because they don’t own one, it’s made that way because it’s easier for the passenger to give head obviously.

  • burnzy3210
    burnzy3210 3 months ago +220

    You were cucked the moment you decided you would accept an automatic.

    • Ibpmatthew
      Ibpmatthew 3 months ago +34

      Some people prefer speed over “feeling the car” like an old man

    • Balackman
      Balackman 3 months ago +39

      @IbpmatthewMost older people could care less about manual cars lol They value comfort.

    • Ben Graf
      Ben Graf 3 months ago +11

      Because the PDK can change up or down quicker than a human can?

    • Festyguy
      Festyguy 3 months ago +1

      Thank you!😉

  • n01
    n01 3 months ago

    Its better than those giant handles that most car manufacturers put in cars for no reason at all.

  • Auckland’s Adventures

    Wait until he finds out they switched to fuel injection and added a radiator to the Classic 911….

  • Christopher Shin
    Christopher Shin 3 months ago +11

    I quite adore it now. Design element surrounds itself well within the overall aesthetics

  • Mark Powell
    Mark Powell 3 months ago

    The 2023 Porsche 911 with automatic clitoris shifter....

  • James Griffin
    James Griffin 3 months ago

    I've worked long enough as an automotive technician to be able to say that a number of these cars are going to end up in dealership service departments with those tiny shifter knobs broken off.

  • mango
    mango 3 months ago +9

    I actually enjoy using that shifter more than others

  • Boris Reid
    Boris Reid 3 months ago

    Real sports cars use manual transmission, where you decide how and when to shift. Even if you're American

  • ProtoEcho
    ProtoEcho 3 months ago

    The paddles are the shifters of a modern-day “hard-core” sports car

  • Keven
    Keven 4 months ago +75

    It’s simple , I like it

  • Kahsimiah
    Kahsimiah 3 months ago

    That's Porsche's way to say that automatic cars are crap.

  • Bub
    Bub 3 months ago

    “Thiiiiiiissss….is my best Doug impression.”

  • Hoosiernative96
    Hoosiernative96 3 months ago +7

    I hope I don’t turn off my car trying to turn on the headlights 😂

  • Mooseboy240
    Mooseboy240 3 months ago

    Give it a manual gearbox instead problem solved

  • Guthrie # 1
    Guthrie # 1 3 months ago

    It’s so nice to see a dashboard with proper gauges instead of stupid tablet screens everywhere full of smudged fingerprints and grease.

  • Kia
    Kia 3 months ago +5

    I think it’s the best shifter in the industry, so classy and simple, love how it matches the other buttons that also look like a razor

  • vwbug1975
    vwbug1975 3 months ago

    My old Porsche had a clutch, and 1st gear was down and to the left, below Reverse. I miss the days of simplicity.

    • Daniel Martins
      Daniel Martins 3 months ago

      Aside from the gears where you push the buttons like Acura, this is literally the most simple thing

  • F D
    F D 3 months ago

    Left side ignition is for when they used to race, they had to start the race from outside the car. Then run up to it, enter the vehicle, and start

  • Stanley Shostak
    Stanley Shostak 3 months ago +86

    I like it better than a dial/knob everyone is using these days.

    • Tyler
      Tyler 3 months ago

      EW. A dial knob is SO disgusting! You should feel like you are interacting directly with the shift cable and you are in the older cars.
      Doesn’t make me feel good when you have a dial that is connected to a bunch of other electronic components that EVENTUALLY leads to your shift cable.

  • pRandzq
    pRandzq 3 months ago

    They assumed the owner knew how to handle a shifter so tiny

  • Jonathan Thorpe
    Jonathan Thorpe 3 months ago

    The only problem here is that Americans drive automatics. A real driver who drives a sports car drives a manual.

  • Desert Sandfly
    Desert Sandfly 4 months ago +34

    This isn't that bad really. The 911s were built to be comfortable, practical and reliable sports cars. You'll find the regular shifter on the GT cars like the GT3, GT3 RS and presumably the next GT2RS.

  • Drip Skee
    Drip Skee 2 months ago

    At first I hated it. But honestly, it's awesome, it's out of the way and it allows you to focus on driving. Especially if you're racing in full gear, it's so easy to use

  • Alex Meier
    Alex Meier 3 months ago

    Same thing with the mk 8 Golf. People be complaining all the time but they are very nice to use and fit the interior very good. And its not like you would use it a lot anyway. You literally only need to put it into D.

  • Marcel Slofstra
    Marcel Slofstra 3 months ago +31

    ‘This is supposed to be a hardcore sportscar’, so, where’s the clutch?

    • RSA Jay
      RSA Jay 3 months ago

      The two clutches are part of the gearbox, and are controlled by the car, because there are Americans.

    • Richard M. Nixon
      Richard M. Nixon 3 months ago

      ​@RSA Jay Porsche is German

    • Chase
      Chase 3 months ago

      There's technically two of them

    • Beeb
      Beeb 3 months ago

      ​@Richard M. Nixon he's basically saying automatics like this exist thanks to Americans refusing to drive manuals

  • Chase
    Chase 3 months ago

    That shifter is actually very convenient and nice. Small, ease of use, and simplistic design. It all goes well and makes sense for most cars.
    Also, this whole comments sections is just full of manual elitists. I honestly wish the car community was more fun than this. A real car is a car. Fun is subjective, and you only have fun with what you personally enjoy. For some people, that's manual, for others, it's auto.

  • Shane ortega
    Shane ortega 3 months ago

    It’s not always about size it’s about how you use it 😓

  • Richard Aragon
    Richard Aragon 4 months ago +4

    They got tired of investment bankers buying Porsches not knowing how to drive a stick

    • Chris noname
      Chris noname 3 months ago +1

      Well they should stop selling them cars all together because they struggle driving the autos and make everyone look bad.

  • NiranjanM
    NiranjanM 3 months ago

    I have a car with an electronic knob shifter and let me tell you that it's very frustrating waiting for the system to get into the gear I want. Behind the wheel shifters are OK but it feels like it's too little effort.
    This is a GT car it's supposed to be easy to drive. I can't imagine an easier and quicker shifter than this.

  • Conquest
    Conquest 2 months ago

    That shifter is absolutely AMAZING 😍 best shifter by far

  • gusatvos chiavon
    gusatvos chiavon 3 months ago +23

    Imagine buying an automatic "sports" car

    • Festyguy
      Festyguy 3 months ago +1

      It’s ok for ladies…..

    • Chase
      Chase 3 months ago +3

      It's a luxury sports car, and it's DCT. Some people prefer the comfort and speed over the direct engagement

    • mountainstryker
      mountainstryker 3 months ago +2

      And functionally faster than a traditional clutch.

    • Beeb
      Beeb 3 months ago

      ​@Chase there are better cars out there optimized for comfort and speed

    • Chase
      Chase 3 months ago

      @Beeb I agree. Doesn't change the fact that it's a grand tourer though

  • Hudson Jackson II
    Hudson Jackson II 3 months ago

    "Son, this ain't no sports car! See that little doohickey right there. . . it doesn't work like a real gear shifter."

  • HushParanoia
    HushParanoia 3 months ago +1

    Looks like an electric razor. 😅

  • Bill NYE
    Bill NYE 4 months ago +44

    I like it it’s different which makes Porsche unique I see no problems with it IMO

  • Diederik
    Diederik 3 months ago

    I like cars where you mechanically put it in drive by pulling the shift knob much better.

  • Jon Zamora
    Jon Zamora 3 months ago

    You are just not used to it... there's nothing wrong with that... That's what you call, "uniqueness". No biggy.

  • Soul Intent
    Soul Intent 4 months ago +23

    It certainly looks ridiculous, but thats a great shifter. Fast, simple, easy to use.

  • Dion B
    Dion B 3 months ago

    That's why you get a manual if they offer it!!!!!