Porsche has introduced the new 911 Carrera T, a tribute to the puristic approach behind the original 911 T (for Touring) from 1968 – with less weight, shorter gear ratios from a 7-speed manual gearbox along with rear-wheel drive and a mechanical rear differential lock.
Power comes from a 3.0-litre turbocharged flat six engine putting out 370 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Thanks to shorter gear ratios and a mechanical differential lock, the Carrera T sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds (4.2 with the optional PDK transmission) and 200 km/h in just 15.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 290 km/h.
The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), usually not available in the 911 Carrera, comes as standard. Ride height is lowered by 20 mm while the rear-axle steering is available as an option for the Carrera T.
The Carrera T’s cabin is occupied by only two four-way electric sports seats with the centre section in Sport-Tex fabric – optional full bucket seats are available. A short-shift lever with shift patterns in red is exclusive only to the 911 Carrera T. Sound dampening has been largely reduced, although the rear seats and Porsche Communication Management (PCM) can be had on request without additional cost.
The rear view is distinguished by the slats in the rear lid grille, the “911 Carrera T” badging and a sports exhaust system with black tips. Colour options include, GT Silver, Jet Black, Carrara White, Lava Orange, Racing Yellow, Miami Blue and Guards Red among others.
The Carrera T’s rear window and rear side windows are made of lightweight glass and the door trims feature opening loops. The result of the lightweight measures is an unladen weight of 1,425 kgs, where two-seater is 20 kgs lighter than a 911 Carrera with comparable equipment.
The Carrera T will be available by early next year with prices beginning from EUR 107,533 (approx RM 535k).