Porsche 911 Carrera T Is Lean and Mean

Kelley Robertson
October 24, 2017

The Porsche 911 Carrera T will be available starting March 2018. The new Porsche 911 Carrera T sees the carmaker revive the concept behind the 911 T of 1968 - measures include less weight, shorter transmission ratios from the seven-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive with mechanical rear differential lock; the latter for "enhanced performance and intense driving pleasure".

A stripped-down version of the Porsche 911 will be available next year with the new 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T confirmed this morning by the German sports auto maker. Fuel consumption is 9.5L/100km.

Visually represented by a 2-door auto differs from other models of the family Porsche 911 new original logo, slim black external graphics, adjustable seats and reduced sound insulation, which helped reduce the car's weight. Note, with this option Porsche also removes the rear seats.

The result is a claimed kerb weight of 1425kg, some 20kg less than the standard 911 Carrera.

Inside, there are sports seats as standard, with the option of full bucket seats for the first time in a Carrera.

Outside, the 911 T will be marked out only by Porschephiles with a bespoke front bumper, grey metallic exterior mirror housings, 20-inch alloy wheels and reworked slats atop the turbocharged 3.0-litre horizontally opposed six-cylinder petrol engine.

By the way, as told in the press center of the brand, nearly all the glazing of the Porsche 911 Carrera is made from lightweight T-glass, and the hinges for the door opening on the inner side replace conventional door locks. The vehicle gets the same 20-inch alloys as the Carrera S, along with "Carrera T" side graphics and rear badging.

Cars with the optional "T interior package" also get Racing Yellow, Guards Red or GT Silver contrast highlights on the headrests, seatbelts, door pulls and seat centres to distinguish them from the "regular" 911 Carrera. Porsche claims a 0-62mph time of 4.5sec for the manual, 4.2sec if you order the dual-clutch automatic transmission. A new addition is the T interior package, which creates an even sportier look with the contrasting colours of Racing Yellow, Guards Red or GT Silver. An exact top speed is yet to be determined, but Porsche says the T will exceed 180 miles per hour with either tranny option. Pricing starts at $102,100 before a mandatory $1,050 destination charge is factored in. Either way, top speed is quoted at "more than 290km/h".

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