There is an art to driving any sports car properly, especially a manual transmission Porsche. When it comes to cars like the Porsche 911, there are nuances to shifting properly when you start, speed up, slow down and stop. When slowing down, Porsche roadster drivers used to have to use a “heel-and-toe” method in order to stab the throttle while braking, matching the engine rev with the transmission speed, and ultimately smoothing any vehicle weight transition.
With the new Sport Plus Mode in some of the new Porsche Carrera 911s, this is done for you. The system is built to automatically recognize when the driver is ready to downshift and then match the engine and transmission speeds.
Porsche has confirmed that the Carreras won’t be the only 911s with this fun shifting system. The rest of the 911 models should have it within the next couple years, and probably on to the Boxster.
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