With the 911 Carrera T, Porsche is reviving the puristic concept behind the 911 T of 1968: less weight, shorter transmission ratios from the manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive with mechanical rear differential lock for an enhanced performance and intense driving pleasure.
The new model’s unique appearance is based on the 911 Carrera and its engine delivers 370 hp. The 911 Carrera T – at Porsche, “T” stands for Touring – also boasts several other equipment features that are not available for the 911 Carrera, including the PASM sports chassis as standard, lowered by almost an inch, the weight-optimized Sport Chrono Package, a shortened shift lever with red shift pattern and Sport-Tex seat centers. The rear-axle steering, which is not available for the 911 Carrera, is available as an option for the 911 Carrera T.
Every aspect of the equipment in the 911 Carrera T is designed to optimize sportiness and deliver lightweight construction: The rear window and rear side windows are made from lightweight glass and the door trims feature opening loops. The sound absorption has been largely reduced. The rear seats have been omitted along with the Porsche Communication Management (PCM), though both are still available on request at no additional cost. The result of the lightweight construction measures: At an unladen weight of just over 3,100 pounds, the two-seater is 45 pounds lighter than a 911 Carrera with comparable equipment.
A sporty design and unique appearance
The design of the 911 Carrera T highlights the emotionality and sportiness of the coupé with rear-axle transmission. The body parts and wheels function as clear differentiating elements. At the front, the 911 Carrera T features an aerodynamically optimized front spoiler lip, and the Sport Design exterior mirrors are painted in Agate Grey Metallic. From the side, the new model is easily recognizable thanks to its 20-inch Carrera S wheels in Titan Grey. The “911 Carrera T” logos represent another distinctive feature at the side. The rear view is characterized by the slats in the rear lid grille, the Porsche logo, the “911 Carrera T” model designation in Agate Grey and the sports exhaust system provided as standard, with centrally positioned tailpipes painted in black. The exterior color options are Black, Lava Orange, Guards Red, Racing Yellow, White and Miami Blue, as well as the metallic colors Carrara White, Jet Black and GT Silver.
A puristic interior concept and new interior package
The appearance of the passenger compartment also has a sporty and puristic emphasis. The driver enjoys black, four-way, electric sports seats with a seat center in Sport-Tex fabric, while the headrests feature a “911” logo stitched in black. This new Carrera T model also comes with the option to choose full bucket seats for the first time. Steering actions are completed via the GT sports steering wheel with leather rim, and the mode switch provided on the steering wheel as standard allows the driver to select different driving programs. The shortened shift lever with shift pattern in red remains exclusive to the 911 Carrera T. The decorative trims on the dashboard and doors are black, as are the door opening loops. A new addition is the T interior package, which creates an even sportier look with the contrasting colors of Racing Yellow, Guards Red or GT Silver. These colors can be used to add visual accents on various interior components, such as the seat belts, the “911” logo on the headrests, the door opening loops or the centers of the Sport-Tex seats.
Improved weight-to-power ratio plus enhanced performance
The six-cylinder flat engine with a displacement of three liters and twin turbocharging generates an output of 370 hp and a maximum torque of 331 ft. lbs, delivering between 1,750 rpm and 5,000 rpm. The weight-to-power ratio has been improved ensuring enhanced performance and more agile driving dynamics. Thanks to a shorter rear axle ratio and mechanical differential lock, the 911 Carrera T can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds – 0.1 seconds faster than the 911 Carrera Coupé. Doppelkupplung (PDK) is also available as an option on the Carrera T.