Because while the 2014 911 GT3 may have had that unmistakable Porsche rumble, there were some glaring oversights. Namely, a manual gearbox.
But the 2018 911 GT3 ushers an old/new era with its 4.0-liter flat six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine with — it’s true — a six-speed manual available.
Good on you, Porsche.
And if you’re palms weren’t sweating already just looking at the two-seater, we’ll let you know it’s gunning with 500 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque, said to tick 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and top out at 198 mph. Of note, you’re also ogling around $144,650.
But there are more advantages to owning a manual than just pure, visceral, teeth-grinding fun. This lucky chap will be the first to tell you.