Well for starters, it’s known as one of the fastest, if not the fastest shifting transmissions in the business and perhaps one of the hardest names to pronounce in the industry.
PDK is the acronym for Porsche Doppelkupplungs (getriebe) which in English means Porsche Double Clutch Transmission. While it may be new to us in the past decade or so, Porsche has adopted this advanced system since the 1960’s when they were experimenting it in motorsports.
In the 1980’s, it was introduced in the legendary Porsche 956 Group C racing car that famously holds the all-time record for the fastest vehicle ever to lap the famed 20 km Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit with a time of just 6:11.13.
It finally found its way into Porsche’s production vehicles when it was introduced in the mid-2000’s in the 997 series Porsche 911 and the rest as they say is history.