Drum roll please… Okay, that might be a bit much. Introducing the Porsche Factoid segment on FlatSixes.com This new monthly segment will be a list of unique and hopefully interesting facts exclusive to Porsche and various Porsche models. For a few of you Porchephiles in the audience some of this information may be as familiar to you as the build sheet/specs of your favorite Porsche. For the rest though, this is a great way to learn interesting and fun facts that contribute to the exceptional history and heritage that makes Porsche so special to all of us.
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Porsche Factoid: PDK Transmission is over 20 years old.
Earlier in the year, Porsche announced the introduction of the PDK transmission to the new 911 line up. What many of you may not have realized is that not only is the PDK transmission not new, it’s been part of the Porsche racing heritage for more than 20 years.
While today’s 911 PDK transmission is a far cry from the original, the technology is a direct descendant from the PDK transmission introduced as an option on the factory race prepped Porsche 962 C in 1985. Derek Bell, who won the World Championship in a 962 with PDK in 1986, gave a great interview at automobilemag.com about his experience with the car and the transmission.
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Video History of Porsche Racing