Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
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3. You’ll punch your coffee

At some point in your life, you’ve probably wanted to punch someone at a Starbucks. Porsche’s new seven-speed manual will have you punching your own coffee instead.

Why? Simple. Porsche’s gearbox pattern makes the final gear shift up and away. If you’ve got your Americano resting perilously in the car’s notoriously poor cup holders, that shift into seventh is certain to deliver four knuckles to the face of a green mermaid.

As though we needed more proof that the German automaker disapproves of cup holders, it’s now making it even easier to pour scalding brown liquid on your pricey Porsche.

  • Alfie

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