Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

2. Rev-match feature is smooth, precise

The new seven-speed manual transmission comes standard, but to get the rev-match feature you’ll need to push the Sport Plus button, which comes as part of the $1,850 Sport Chrono package.

With few manual transmission rev-match units in the world, and Nissan’s being both the first and the one you’ve most likely heard about, a comparison is a must.

Yes, it works just like the long-winded Synchro-rev-match unit in the 370Z, but, as one would expect, (not just from the Germans, but from a 100k German sports car), it’s more precise. While the 370Z matches gears like a sloppy heel-toe, catching the gear as the rpms fall, the 911 seems to do it at precisely the right moment.

Knowing how to heel-toe is a skill. Knowing how to heel-toe well is a gift. Porsche’s new rev-match feature makes you feel like gifted driver.

  • Alfie

    Seems stupid that the Sport mode turns off the rev-matching feature.