Philip Raby Porsche

Porsche Sales and Service


Sportomatic is automatically rare

Spotted this ad on Autotrader. The ad doesn’t give much away but it does say it’s a Sportomatic. If so, then it’s a rare car. Sportomatic is often described as a semi-automatic gearbox, but that’s a bit misleading. It is, in fact, a manual gearbox with an automatic clutch. Microswitches at the base of the gearlever sense when you start to move the lever and automatically disengage the engine and gearbox to allow you to make a change. Which means you can’t drive along with your hand resting on the gearstick! Porsche introduced Sportomatic at a time when it didn’t […]

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