Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Porsche Tequipment: Sport Steering Wheel with proper paddle shifters for 911 and Boxster/Cayman with PDK
For those of you who have driven a PDK (twin clutch 'box) enabled 911 (997) or Boxster/Cayman (987/987c), he or she will likely dread the 'dumb' swinging-rocker switches sitting atop of the 9 and 3 0'clock limbs of the steering wheel.
Well, Porsche AG has finally come out with a solution to this - as usual, nothing less than a paying option along with a sleeker & sportier steering wheel.
Here is the press release:
A sporting feature well known from the new 911 Turbo is the three-spoke sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles for the PDK transmission. Starting immediately, this unique leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles behind the right and left steering wheel spokes carried over from motorsport is available at a price of Euro 940.10 (including VAT) also for individual retrofitting on all versions of the 911, Boxster, Cayman, and Panamera with PDK and, starting in August 2010, on the all-new Cayenne with Tiptronic S.
The high-quality shift paddles are naturally made of metal. Through their stretched sickle shape, the gearshift paddles allow the driver to shift gears manually with perfect ease, from a wide range of individual holding positions on the steering wheel. The driver shifts up on the right and down on the left.