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Old 08-08-2011, 07:18 AM   #10
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again from my manual (or manuell in porsche-ese):

The kickdown function is active in selector lever position D, even if you temporarily change to manual mode M using the toggle switches on the steering wheel.
  • For optimum acceleration, e.g. when overtaking, depress the accelerator pedal beyond the full-throttle point (kickdown).

The transmission shifts down depending on the speed of travel and the engine speed.
Upward shifts occur at the highest possible engine speeds.
These gear-changing speeds remain active until the accelerator is released to approx. 80% of the wide open throttle position.
"Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that's what gets you."
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