2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: PDK Console Shifter Redux

April 5, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

It's about time. With the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3, the company finally got around to configuring the console shifter in the correct orientation, where you push forward to downshift. Our long-term 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet's lever (pictured above) is all bass-ackwards, a layout about which you've no doubt heard us gripe.

And now that the company offers steering wheel paddles that command downshifts with the left one and upshifts with the right one, they've got both interfaces sorted out.

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Time will tell whether the GT3's push-downshift layout (shown above) will trickle down into lesser 911 models.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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