I don't know for a fact that Porsche engineers gather in their local Stuttgart Starbucks (I don't think there is one in Zuffenhausen...) on Sunday morning, grab their lattes, fire up their laptops and read the Wheels section on-line.
I mean, there is a chance, right? A chance they don't?
But for sure, I finally am experiencing a fix they made to the 911 which I have been whining about for years.
Maybe I haven't been alone?
Again, anything's possible...
In the 911 Turbo Cabriolet I'm driving as I type (well, not AS I type; it's in my driveway...) the shift controls for the PDK (Porsche Doppelkublungsgetriebe; where's Jamie Lee Curtis when I need her?...) are proper paddles behind the steering wheel, instead of those dumb little steering wheel spoke thumb buttons they used to have.
THAT'S the way you do it.
This may have been an option on 911s for a while, but it's the first one I've actually driven.
So danke schoen, meines Freundes. Make mine a venti extra-hot one-percent, bitte zehr.
Now if we can just convince BMW to make the same fix on the Z4.