That’s why Road and Track’s (new) test drivers feel like the 2018 911 GT3 equipped with a stick is faster than the one that’s spec’d with the seven-speed PDK transmission even if it really isn’t. Not like it’s a slouch either. Thanks to the motor’s 500 horsepower output, this Porsche can hit 60 mph from a standstill in 3.4 seconds. Yes, that’s slower than the automatic, yes it’s going to be harder to drive on a daily basis than the PDK, but the entire point of a dream car is to allow the customer to spec it out as they see fit. If the 911 R proved anything, it’s that a manual still has a place in the GT3 and thanks to a little extra effort on Porsche’s part, that’s now possible.