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Any option to drive in normal mode

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Without the PDK short shifting into 7th gear? It's nice to have a quieter experience but I hate the fact the PDK up shifts into 7th and the engine lugs. I know I can go into manual. Any other options!
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I don't mean lugging in the usual classic literal sense. Just that it upshifts too quickly in the normal mode and the revs are too low for the speed. My GT350 has 6 gears and I never use 6th gear. I can see cruising on an interstate at 75mph and seeing 6th in the Shelby or 7th in the Cayman, but I never drive either of those cars in that type of setting. I primarily drive the cars on two lane country roads where the limits are 50-55 mph and the top gears are too much for either car at those speeds in my opinion.
My daily driver/grocery getter is a 17 Chrysler Pacifica with a V6 and 9 speed trans. The van has a very well thought out shift map and starts in 2nd gear unless you floor it from a stop it'll never use 1st. It too short shifts and keeps the revs very low, 1500 rpm or even lower at some times. Accelerating up to the 50-55 mph speeds common around here it will use maybe 6 of the speeds and settle into 7th at a steady state at 55. It'll shift into 8th gear at typical freeway speeds but I don't think it's ever gone to its 9th gear. The engine torque and the trans logarithm in the van are very good and it's a very pleasant and quiet vehicle and never feels lacking for torque or responsiveness.

I guess I was just hopeful there was some way to personalize the Caymans individual mode to utilize the shifting of sport mode along with the exhaust quietness of the normal mode. I drive the Cayman in sport mode most of the time and I love the shift mapping, just wish it were a little quieter in sport mode.
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