Porsche is adding to the 911 family with another lightweight sports car, the 911 Carrera T. The letter “T” stands for touring and describes models that offer one of the purest 911 driving experiences, with a focus on dynamic equipment. For the first time on the ‘Type 992’ generation 911, the engine from the Carrera model – producing 385 PS – is available with a manual gearbox. Featuring PASM sports suspension lowered by 10 mm, reduced sound insulation and the deletion of the rear seats as standard, the new 911 Carrera T offers a pure and exhilarating driving experience. The changes can not only be felt on challenging roads but also heard – the sound of the six-cylinder boxer engine is now even more audible within the cockpit.
The new 911 Carrera T sits between the 911 Carrera and the 911 Carrera S. The Carrera T takes its biturbo engine with 385 PS (283 kW) and 450 Nm of torque from the 911 Carrera, accelerating from zero to 62 mph (100 kph) in 4.5 seconds and to a top speed of 181 mph (291 kph). The standard fitment of a seven-speed manual transmission with Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), including a mechanical rear differential lock, is shared with the Carrera S. The 911 Carrera T also comes standard with the Sport Chrono package and PASM sports suspension lowered by 10 mm – features that only the Carrera T offers in combination with the 385 PS engine. Additionally, the Carrera T can be ordered with optional rear-axle steering, which is not available for the 911 Carrera.
T-specific equipment features include 20-inch front and 21-inch rear Titanium Grey Carrera S wheels with 245/35 and 305/30 tyres respectively. The 911 Carrera T also comes as standard with the GT sports steering wheel, sports exhaust system and Sports Seats Plus (four-way, electric). Weighing 1,470 kg, the 911 Carrera T with manual transmission is 35 kg lighter than a 911 Carrera with the standard eight-speed PDK. In the 911 Carrera, a manual transmission is not available. In addition to the removal of the rear seats and reduced noise insulation, lightweight glass and a lightweight battery represent further weight savings.
The car’s ethos is reflected in the interior by standard four-way Sports Seats Plus, complemented by decorative trim in matte black and decorative inlays in high-gloss black. Those seeking even more personalisation can choose the optional Carrera T interior package, which includes seat belts, a decorative stitching, the 911 logo embossed in the headrests and stripes down the seat centres in the contrasting colours of Slate Grey or Lizard Green. The floor mats also offer the logo and stitching in the contrasting colours of Lizard Green and Slate Grey.
The 911 Carrera T offers optional Adaptive Sports Seats Plus (18-way, electric) as well as lightweight full bucket seats featuring Race Tex seat centres. The Carrera T interior package can be specified with an optional extended leather interior, which includes the door panel armrests and centre console finished in leather, along with the upper parts of the dashboard and door panel trim.
The new 911 Carrera T is available in four solid colours: Black, White, Guards Red and Racing Yellow. Four metallic finishes are also available: Deep Black, Gentian Blue, Ice Grey and GT Silver. Available special colours are Crayon, Carmine Red, Shark Blue and Python Green. The 911 Carrera T also has the option of the Paint to Sample programme, which offers paintwork in more than 110 available colour tones.
The new 911 Carrera T is available to order now, priced from £98,500 RRP.
To find out more about the new 911 Carrera T, please contact yout local Porsche Centre.