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Porsche 911 997 Turbo - Is Tiptronic Actually BETTER?

Jun 06, 2021
Hello everyone, another installment today in my nine eleven week, although at this rate I suspect it will be more of a nine eleven fortnight. Now the benefit of grouping a lot of cars together for this sort of thing is that I don't have to try. It covers everything in each video, so today we're going to look at a couple of things very specific to this video. I'm behind the wheel of a 997 Turbo gen1 with an interesting specification, this car has a Tiptronic gearbox and carbon ceramic brakes. Contrary to popular belief, I'm not the type of person who's going to immediately say don't give me the manual or die on me, as I do think there are a number of scenarios in which the Tiptronic is definitely the

better

option. .
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I used to be a big fan of the manual. box I tried a lot of classic level 9s before doing YouTube about a decade ago and it was when I was doing that that I realized there are a lot of people for whom manual just isn't an option, people who own a motorcycle. crashes and you no longer have a very good left leg or any left leg at all, in some cases older guys who don't want the stress or hassle of pushing that heavy clutch down and believe me, and there are only nine lemons, they can be pretty heavy ​​or just people who buy a 911 for more than just driving an absolute maximum attack, there are many people who want to buy one of these cars and just enjoy a nice smooth ride, however, the more modern the car becomes, the more I find it difficult to understand why people would opt for the tip box in case you didn't know, the gearbox used in this car, the 97.1, all 996s and in fact all 986 Boxsters and I think also the first year 1987 is

actually

a Mercedes unit is pretty much the same 5 speed gearbox as my S Class.
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I don't know the exact reason why Porsche would use a Mercedes gearbox, but I can hazard a few guesses: at the time it was a relatively new box. It's quite compact, it's incredibly strong. I mean, Mercedes used this for years because it was the only box that could handle the torque produced by their twin-

turbo

V12, so even with this twin-

turbo

flat 6 you have absolutely no problems, I think it's also reasonably compact and because Mercedes does it used on so many different cars, they were no doubt making hundreds of thousands of things, so they're probably pretty cheap for Porsche to try and buy a couple; however, I have fairly limited experience with this box last time.
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I drove one about 10 years ago at a sports day in Parma, a company in the UK that offers driving activities on corporate dates that sort of thing and they had a 996 Carrera with the tip box. I remember at the time it was absolutely horrible and I think I was only around 20 at the time so I wasn't impressed at the time and I haven't wanted another chance since, but when Scott got in touch, wow, I really didn't. I could have turned down the opportunity for something like that. Re-evaluate this because if you've been looking at the classified ads you'll realize that if you're willing to buy a car with a Tiptronic, you can save yourself a lot of money.
porsche 911 997 turbo   is tiptronic actually better
I probably noticed that during the first part of this review I have been driving very smoothly and carefully and the good news is, of course, that the vast majority of what makes the 997 so great, a 911 Turbo, is still intact : It is an extremely comfortable car. this one has adaptive dampers it has a sport mode which i haven't activated and it's very nice to make nice decent progress these roads are particularly bad and just for general bin bling duties this thing is absolutely fantastic the 997 Turbo engine has

better

torque distribution and better response compared to the 996, the rear car in particular, I suspect it wouldn't work as well with this gearbox because it needs to be at a certain rpm to really do its best work, this car is bone. there are no modifications of any kind with the only exception of Charmander in the back, that's all and the reason there is a Pokémon in the back of this car is because Scott does something that I think is very admirable and one of the best things one can do. with a car he does quite a bit of charity work it usually involves charities for children who have been through illness or bereavement and things like that now put a little link to some of the things he does in the description below let's see what happens if we leave a nice quiet english town at 30 miles an hour we want to enjoy the performance of this turbo, we are going well, it changes, it really changes, but then of course it shuts down, it is a turbo, the more complicated question is what happens if I want to tell you what to do because you will see that this Mercedes box is

actually

not that bad when left alone, at least in the Mercedes facility.
I'm more worried about how he behaves when you try to tell him what to do. When doing so, I'll go into manual mode and use the little buttons on the steering wheel to try to tell it what I want to do. One of the real problems I have with the Tiptronic gearbox in this particular car is the The fact that it was called Tiptronic s, the S bit, I think mainly refers to the fact that you have these buttons mounted on the steering wheel to change your own gear, but there's no way to do it with the lever down here and the reason why it's annoying.
I'm because you see a lot of these ads that say 911 Turbo techtronic and I always think it's a Turbo S and there really isn't a turbo S of this generation so I'm stupid I guess this thing is incredibly flexible and I guess the benefit of only having five ratios and an engine that speaks supremely is that you don't need to change your own gears too much, it responds well and the transmission seems to lock quite clearly into the suspension in the 997, it's absolutely superb, it's still a bit firm in some of the tougher bumps, but for a sports car and this is a genuine sports car, it's absolutely lovely that the classic 911 steering feel is present and correct and I must say that although I'm NOT a big fan of silver cars, this in silver GT prefers to look good, there are a few reasons why Scot sought out this car; his first priority was to have a car with the 3.6 Mets engine and for that reason I congratulate him because that is a very worthy goal and presumably the GTS were probably in our price range because the prices for these have become silly and any sensible person would look at the turbo and you would realize that you will get much better GT performance and comfort for much less money, so I think it is a very sensible purchase, I also considered something like a Ferrari 430 or a Lamborghini Gallardo, but if you wanted to have a pedal set up on those, You'd be stuck with a sequential manual gearbox and a single clutch element and they're rather particular. when you're gunning it, but if you just want to enjoy the car at lower speeds and more sedately, well, they're just not very good because it's a traditional torque converter car, it's infinitely better around town and it's going to be a lot less maintenance, both the Lambo Iggy and Ferrari f1 boxes have that specter of very expensive bills hanging over them all the time, so it wouldn't have thrown Hermione out of bed, but there was something more to the specification that I wanted these ceramics. and that's interesting and he confesses that the main reason he wanted this Ramage was for the looks and the fact that if done right they should last the life of the car.
Now he had the pads made when he bought the car, he made them himself. He bought them from the dealer and we think they cost around a thousand pounds, but as he didn't pay the bill we're not entirely sure. I must confess that I haven't really pushed them too hard down this road because there is simply no need, but the most important thing is that for the first ceramics they don't squeak or scream at me and the pedal response is actually very pleasant, very well judged, there are many One of the first ceramic systems that just don't work as well, but this one does and that's very nice, the Tiptronic is worth your time. mana is a great question, it's not the million dollar question, but it's more like the £10,000 question because it usually seems like it's about how much money you're going to save with just one question. yourself, this type of person who is really interested in a good quality topic, are you the type of person who loves to have that proper interaction with a car, you want to go down a road and enjoy it, and you know how to get every last ounce of a car, if so, of course the manual will be the best option for me.
I would still choose the manual and that largely has to do with the type of driving I do, the type of roads I have and the Although I am perfectly capable of fully enjoying the manual, but the Tiptronic certainly suits a certain type of driving , the other thing that many people will never admit is the fact that the first generation PDK, while definitely an improvement over the Tiptronic, isn't just as brilliant? People confuse it with the current generation, which is almost supernatural in the way it changes gears, but the version used in the 972 was just good rather than completely spectacular.
It did the job and it did it better than this and for that reason a lot of people love it, but I drove a 1972 with PDK and it was fine. I have seen a lot of people trying to claim that this is the best gearbox which I think is very bold and their simple justification is that it is the fastest gearbox, yeah right if strips of gear are your thing. drag, then it is definitely the best option, but in any other application, don't try to claim that it is better, just tell me what it is. different and then I won't try to find you, usually it's the engine in this car that I think is the star.
A very decent engine can cover a lot of sins and in recent years I have become a big fan of big, great sounding multi-cylinder engines combined with a traditional automatic torque converter and this turbocharger because it is so flexible, so elastic and also so responsive, it has that kind of feel, although it's not the ultimate 911 for drivers, of course it's not, but it's essential. It's still a 911 and it's not bad, so if this is all the 911 you can afford or if this is the only way to get into a 997, I still think you're getting the most experience, so there we have it . 997 Turbo techtronic is not terrible and trust me that is high praise, thanks for watching, like it, comment below, subscribe if you haven't already and see you in the next one, bye.

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