Porsche just recently announced a new lightweight sports car that will be part of the 911 family, the 911 Carrera T. The “T” in the 911 Carrera T stands for touring, which describes models with outstanding sporty equipment that provides a purist driving experience.
As standard, the 911 T is equipped with a seven-speed manual gearbox, though an eight-speed PDK is also available. It doesn’t have rear seats. Equipped with a PASM sports suspension wit h10-mm-lowering and reduced insulation, the new 911 Carrera is the embodiment of exhilarating driving pleasure which can be felt especially on winding mountain and country roads. The soundtrack of the 911 Carrera T is undeniable too, as the six-cylinder boxer engine makes itself felt.
PASM sports suspension and Sport Chrono package as standard
The new 911 Carrera T sits in between the 911 Carrera and the 911 Carrera S. Equipped with a biturbo engine with 283 kW and 450 Nm of torque. This new Carrera T can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in just 405 seconds and has a top speed of 291 kph, and this is only for the entry-level 911. The Carrera S with a manual transmission’s standard equipment is improved by the Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical rear differential lock.
As standard, the 911 Carrera T comes with the Sport Chrono package and the PASM sports suspension (-10 mm). Only the Carrera T offers these features with the 385-PS engine. For the 911 Carrera S, they are available as an option. As an option for the Carrera T, it can also be equipped with the rear-axle steering. It is a feature that is normally reserved for Carrera S models and above.
T-specific equipment include 20-inch Titanium Grey Carrera S wheels in front and 21-inch wheels at the back wrapped in 245/35 front and 305/30 rear tires. A GT sports steering wheel, sports exhaust system, and Sports Seats Plus also comes as standard for the 911 Carrera T. The manual transmission 911 Carrera T only weights 1,470 kg making it the lightest series 911 with the entry-level engine as it is 35 kg lighter compared to the 911 Carrera with a standard eight-speed PDK. The manual transmission is no longer available for the 911 Carrera. Aside from the reduced insulation and the missing back seats, the lightweight glass and lightweight battery also helped in reducing more weight.
Touring car concept across several model lines
It has already been said that the “T” in the model designation of the Porsche 911 Carrera T stands for touring, though it has yet to be said that the history of the designation dates back to 1968 when the 911 T was homologated as a touring car. This model was offered for sale until 1973, and was not seen again until 2017 when Porsche brought back the purist 911 variant with the 911 Carrera T from the 991 model line. It has since influenced the other model lines, stripping them down to their bare essentials and giving it an exceptionally sporty setup, namely in variants like the 718 Cayman T, the Macan T, and the 718 Boxster T.
Exclusive interior and exterior details
To set itself apart from the rest of the model line, the Porsche 911 Carrera T was given Dark Grey accentuating details. As contrast, Agate Grey was used on the top and bottom trim of the exterior mirrors, the rear and new door logos, and the trim strips seen on the rear lid grille. A grey top tint was used on the windscreen while the tailpipes of the sports exhaust system are in high-gloss black. Put together, it gives the new 911 Carrera T a more dynamic look.
In the interior, the sporty look of the car is more apparent especially with the standard four-way Sports Seat Plus. Decorative inlays in high-gloss black and the matte black decorative trim completes the interior look of the T. An optional Carrera T interior package can also be used in this case where it equipped with additional safety belts in contrasting colors like the Slate Grey or the Lizard Green. It can also be seen in the decorative stitching in the stripes down the seat centers as well as the 911 logo embossed on the headrests. Even the floor mats have both the logo and stitching in contrasting colors of either Lizard Green or Slate Grey as an option.
Small but gorgeous selection of options and colors
As an option, the 911 Carrera T offers the Adaptive Sports Seats Plus (18-way, electric) or the sportier and impressively lightweight full bucket seats which features Race Tex seat centers. An extended leather interior can also be availed as part of the Carrera T interior package option where it will see the armrests on the door panels and center console wrapped in leather. It will also be seen on the upper parts of the dashboard and the door panel trim.
The new 911 Carrera T comes in four solid colors: Black White, Racing Yellow, and Guards Red. It also comes in four metallic finishes namely GT Silver, Ice Grey, Gentian Blue, and Deep Black. Special colors for the new 911 Carrera T include Python Green, Shark Blue, Carmine Red, Ruby Star Neo, and Chalk. 911 Carrera T clients will also have access to the Paint to Sample programme where they will have more than 110 available paintwork color tones to choose from.
The Porsche 911 Carrera T can already be ordered now, though it will not be delivered to dealers until February 2023. In Germany, price starts at €123,845 including VAT and country-specific equipment.