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Driven Car Reviews

The New York Times automotive contributor Tom Voelk looks at all things automotive. Driven is the first podcast to ever win an Emmy Award. That and nearly unanimous 5 star reviews are a good sign this is worth your time. Subscribe today!

Jul 15, 2021

Many automotive enthusiasts feel sports cars simply must have a manual transmission and the Porsche 718 GT4 comes standard with a very good six-speed. But the quickest way around a track is with the 7-speed dual-clutch Doppelkupplung gearbox. You may know it as the legendary PDK with eye-blink gear swaps. At least there’s no argument that the naturally aspirated 4-liter flat-6 Boxer engine making 414 horsepower sounds like a symphony. Tom Voelk checks out a Euro-spec 718 GT4 and says buy the one that works for you. And let’s not forget, some people find the gearing in the 6-speed manual to be little tall.