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PDK-equipped Porches can now have steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters fitted

Porsche 911, Boxster and Cayman owners whose cars are fitted with PDK gearboxes can now order steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters as a retro-fit option.

Versions of the cars sold since August 2009 have had this option available from new, but Porsche has now decided to allow owners of older models to switch from the steering wheel-mounted buttons that PDK cars originally came with. The paddles are mounted to the three-spoke steering wheel taken from the new Porsche 911 Turbo.

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From August, the retro-fit option will be open to Panamera and Cayenne owners. In Europe, the retro-fit option is 940 euros (£800) and UK pricing is expected to be announced shortly.

Porsche's Tequipment department is also offering three other retro-fit options for 911 owners, including the Fuchs wheel arches and 19-inch alloys taken from the limited-edition 911 Sport Classic model. The other options are inspired by the 911 race cars from the Porsche Supercup and include a new front aero kit and rear wing.

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Guffria 12 May 2010

Re: Paddle shifters come to Porsche

Where not talking about the ZR1 are we? thats got 153bhp and 174lb of torque more so why you comparing it to that? or any other American car with over 600bhp? GTR was aimed at the Turbo not cars like the LP670SV or the Noble M600 so why does the GTR come in that range grow up GTR is comparable to the LP560-4 or GT2 not a 600bhp car idiot!!!

Los Angeles 11 May 2010

Re: Paddle shifters come to Porsche

blasos1983 wrote:
around the track the GT-R is king,

Eh, no. There's a good few yank sports cars can outstrip it, but it all depends on whether happiness in your daily life hangs in the balance based on what car does what around a German track miles from one's home ... and pocket.

Oh, and I know of at least three US 911's of 900 cc and up that Cape Kennedy boffins are thinking of using for their next Saturn probe.

blasos1983 11 May 2010

Re: Paddle shifters come to Porsche

It's strange that the standard 911 Turbo can outstrip a GT-R in a drag race, yet around the track the GT-R is king, costing almost half the price and weighing over 125kg more. Porsche can use all it's supposed 'techno-wizardry' yet still the Nissan is top of the line.