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Old 09-06-2011, 06:40 PM   #1
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Is a PDK Tranny Track Worthy for just several D.E. events per year?

Is a PDK Tranny Track Worthy for just several D.E. events per year?
I know I'm going to hear hell for this question but I'm looking for a dual purpose Porsche to be used as a daily driver in the city with traffic and also be able to take to the track and do several Driver's Ed events per year. In the past, I have had two cars. A every day normal car but a not so much fun daily driver and a weekend Porsche but I wanted to use the Porsche more often.
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Can the PDK cars be that dual purpose car that I have been looking for?

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Old 09-06-2011, 06:48 PM   #2
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Yes, it is that good. Quite an amazing piece of kit that PDK. If you abuse it can you break it? As with all transmissions, yes you can.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:41 PM   #3
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I'll have a PDK in my next Porsche, and I want to drive it much the same way you do.

I've heard nothing but good things about it.
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Two weeks ago I drove a 2011 Cayman R, a 2011 Panamera Turbo S, and a 2011 997 Carrera 4S -all with PDK - on a Porsche NA autocross course. The PDK is nice (for a manumatic) but I'd still take a standard manual anyday.

With that being said; can you get by with a PDK for occasional track days? Yes, of course.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:35 AM   #5
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Is a PDK Tranny Track Worthy for just several D.E. events per year?
I know I'm going to hear hell for this question but I'm looking for a dual purpose Porsche to be used as a daily driver in the city with traffic and also be able to take to the track and do several Driver's Ed events per year. In the past, I have had two cars. A every day normal car but a not so much fun daily driver and a weekend Porsche but I wanted to use the Porsche more often.
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Can the PDK cars be that dual purpose car that I have been looking for?
I have a friend with a Carrera4S PDK who has tracked his car 4 times this year. He's much faster than me! It's too early to tell how if it will hold up over years of DEs, but he's had not issues with the transmission, or the car, in that time.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:55 AM   #6
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I wish we could transplant a PDK in a 986, I would like that.

My next P-car will be a PDK.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:07 AM   #7
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How do PDK and Tip compare? Obviously the newer technology likely makes PDK superior but in what ways?
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:09 AM   #8
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Totally different animals.

The PDK is a twin clutch automated manual transmission the tip is an automatic transmission.

The PDK has two clutches, the Tip has a torque converter. Read here to get more info on the PDK.

http://www.porsche.com/microsite/technology/default.aspx?pool=uk&ShowSingleTechterm=PTPDopKuGe&Category=&Model=&SearchedString=&SelectedVariant=PMTBoxsterAll

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