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Guys,

Any thoughts on ordering 997 TT with tiptronic gearbox. Recently read article where test driver/motoring journalist had manual TT for one week in everyday situation - i.e. going to shops/taking kids to school!. Said he was getting tired of hitting the rev limiter all the time when he decided to open it up on UK roads.

I assume the clutch is heavier than 997S??

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Guys,

Any thoughts on ordering 997 TT with tiptronic gearbox. Recently read article where test driver/motoring journalist had manual TT for one week in everyday situation - i.e. going to shops/taking kids to school!. Said he was getting tired of hitting the rev limiter all the time when he decided to open it up on UK roads.

I assume the clutch is heavier than 997S??

No, the clutch on a manual 997TT is actually very light, noticeably lighter than the C2, C2S, C4 and C4S.

Not a problem once you get used to it.

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Hi,

I have a tiptonic and I took it to the racetrack two weeks ago.

The tiptonic is a geat around car town. I tend to drive it a lot

like you would drive a motorcycle. Its like speed shifting at

every light and stop sign.

Paul Larson

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Thanks guys for comments. Just read article from Oct'06 issue of 911&Porsche World magazine where the test driver (David Murry) takes Tiptronic S 997TT around Watkins Glen International circuit. He keeps it in "D" all the way.

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Hi,

I run my car in manual 100% of the time. I

hit the rev limit a few times at the track. I installed a G-tech that

has a shift light which helped alot.

Paul

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Hi,

I run my car in manual 100% of the time. I

hit the rev limit a few times at the track. I installed a G-tech that

has a shift light which helped alot.

Paul

I traded in my 06 C2S for a 07 turbo about a month ago, the clutch is actually easier and drives very different. I am certain I made the right decision.

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Ziff,

Any chance you could tell me more/go into more detail on relevant differences apart from obvious statistics of course!! :D

i.e. is it as much of a daily driver etc, etc... How much worse is fuel consumption, does it ride harder etc..

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Ziff,

Any chance you could tell me more/go into more detail on relevant differences apart from obvious statistics of course!! :D

i.e. is it as much of a daily driver etc, etc... How much worse is fuel consumption, does it ride harder etc..

Sure, no problem. The ride in non-sport mode and sport mode seems to be softer in the turbo, but as I understand from reading the manual, it will adapt to the road conditions and driving. My Carrara S seems like it went to rock hard when sport was engaged and was way to harsh for daily driving. The Turbo is a much better daily driver from a comfort perspective. The steering feel is better and I feel much more confident in turns especially when the road surface isn't prefect. I always felt that the front end was going to wash out if I pushed the S too hard. The turbo's handling and steering feedback is incredible. Gas millage so far seems to be better with the turbo. Exhaust note is much quieter, due to the muffling effect of the turbos I suppose, but I kinda like the more stealth nature of it. The Slate Gray color gets compliments from everyone. Even though the turbo is not my daily driver, I can't imagine a better daily driver. Let me know if you have any particualar questions I could address.

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