The Porsche 911 Carrera T is a new addition to the 911 family that offers a purist driving experience with exceptionally sporty equipment. Let's take a closer look at the features of this lightweight sports car. The letter "T" in the model designation of the Porsche 911 Carrera T stands for touring, which traces its history back to the homologation of the 911 T as a touring car in 1968. This first 911 T was offered until 1973, and in 2017 Porsche revived the purist 911 variant with the 911 Carrera T of the 991 generation. Since then, the stripped-down yet exceptionally sporty setup concept has been successfully brought to other model lines with the 718 Cayman T, the 718 Boxster T, and the Macan T.
The 911 Carrera T takes its biturbo engine with 283 kW (385 PS) and 450 Newton meters of torque from the entry-level 911. The standard 911 T features a seven-speed manual gearbox, but an eight-speed PDK is also available. The rear seats are omitted, and the car features a PASM sports suspension with 10-mm-lowering and reduced insulation, making it the epitome of purism and exhilarating driving pleasure.
Furthermore, the Porsche 911 Carrera T is the lightest series 911 with an entry-level engine, weighing just 1,470 kg with a manual transmission. The car is 35 kg lighter than the 911 Carrera with a standard eight-speed PDK. Lightweight glass and a lightweight battery also shave off more weight, adding to the car's performance.
The Porsche 911 Carrera T also comes standard with the Sport Chrono package and the PASM sports suspension (-10 mm), which are features that only the Carrera T offers in combination with the 385-PS engine. This is available as an option in the 911 Carrera S. On request, the Carrera T can also be ordered with the optional rear-axle steering, which is also normally reserved for models from the Carrera S and up.
T-specific equipment features include 20- and 21-inch Titanium Grey Carrera S wheels in front and back, respectively, with 245/35 (front) and 305/30 (rear) sized tires. The 911 Carrera T also comes standard with the GT sports steering wheel, sports exhaust system, and Sports Seats Plus (four-way, electric). The standard four-way Sports Seats Plus underscores the car's sportiness in the interior. Decorative trim in matte black and decorative inlays in the high-gloss black round off the T interior.
On the exterior, the Porsche 911 Carrera T stands out from the rest of the model line with Dark Grey accentuating details. Contrasting elements include the top and bottom trim on the exterior mirrors, the new door and rear logos, and the trim strips on the rear lid grille feature Agate Grey. The windscreen also features a grey top tint. The tailpipes of the sports exhaust system are in high-gloss black, giving the car an even more extroverted and dynamic look.
The Porsche 911 Carrera T offers optional Adaptive Sports Seats Plus (18-way, electric) and even sportier and exceptionally lightweight full bucket seats featuring Race Tex seat centers. The Carrera T interior package is offered with an optional extended leather interior. The armrests on the door panels and center console are also in leather, along with the upper parts of the country roads with ease. It's a driver's car in every sense of the word, and Porsche enthusiasts will surely appreciate the purist driving experience that the 911 Carrera T offers.
Regarding competition, the Porsche 911 Carrera T is in a league of its own. Few cars can match the combination of performance, handling, and driving dynamics that the 911 Carrera T provides. However, some potential rivals include the BMW M4, Mercedes-AMG C63, and Audi RS 5. While these cars offer similar performance levels, they do not match Porsche's driving experience and purist philosophy imbued into the 911 Carrera T.
The Porsche 911 Carrera T is a stunning addition to the 911 family. It's a driver's car through and through, with exceptional handling, performance, and driving dynamics. The purist philosophy of the Carrera T shines through in every aspect of the car, from the stripped-down interior to the lightweight construction. If you're in the market for a pure driving experience, the Porsche 911 Carrera T should be on your list of cars to consider. @via Porsche.