Everything You Need to Know About the New Porsche 911 Carrera T

August 15th, 2018 by


Reviving the purist concept behind the 911 T of 1968, Porsche brings us a new 911 Carrera T with less weight, shorter transmission ratios from the manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive with mechanical rear differential lock for enhanced performance and immense driving pleasure.

For the new Porsche 911 Carrera T, less is more. As you could have probably guessed, the “T” stands for touring and this model will be the lightest in the 911 range, weighing in at just 3,142 lbs. Porsche engineers shed pounds everywhere they could to create a model that delivers lightweight construction with increased sportiness.

Improved Weight-to-Power Ratio

Enhanced performance and more agile driving dynamics were made possible for the new 911 Carrera T by an improved weight-to-power ratio of 3.85kg/hp. The six-cylinder flat engine with displacement of three liters and twin turbocharging generates an output of 370 hp and a maximum torque of 450 Nm, delivering between 1,750 rpm and 5,000 rpm.

A shorter rear axle ratio and mechanical differential lock allow the 911 Carrera T to bolt from zero to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, which is .1 seconds faster than the 911 Carrera Coupe. This model reaches the 200-km/h limit in just 15.1 seconds as well.

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is also available as an option on the Carrera T. With this feature the 911 Carrera T goes from zero to 60 mpg in four seconds flat. Both transmission variants enable a top speed of over 180 mph.

Sporty Design

The design of the 911 Carrera T capitalizes on the sportiness of the coupe with a rear-axle transmission. The body parts and wheels function as clear, differentiating elements. The front end also features an aerodynamically optimized front spoiler lip and Agate Grey Metallic Sport Design exterior mirrors.

The Porsche 911 Carrera T is easily recognizable from with side thanks to its 20-inch Carrera S wheels in Titan Grey. The “911 Carrera T” logos are also strung across the sides of the vehicle.

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.

Purist Interior

The interior of the 911 Carrera T is a purists’ dream. Steering actions are completed via the GT sports steering wheel with leather trim and the mode switch provided on the steering wheel as standard allows the driver to select different driving programs. A shortened shift lever with shift pattern in red remains exclusive to the 911 Carrera T.

The driver enjoys black, four-way electric sports seats with a seat center in Sport-Tex fabric with headrests that have the “911” logo stitched across in black. This new Carrera T model also comes with the option to choose full bucket seats for the first time. Decorative trims on the on the dashboard/doors and the door opening loops are black.

A new addition is the T interior package, which creates an even sportier look with contrasting colors of Racing Yellow, Guards Red or GT Silver. These colors can be used as 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.

The 911 Carrera T comes with several features that won’t be seen on the 911 Carrera, including PASM sports chassis as standard, lowered by 20 mm and the weight-optimized Sport Chrono Package. The rear-axel steering, which is not available for the 911 Carrera, is available as an option for the 911 Carrera T.

The new 911 Carrera T revives the purist concept that every classic Porsche embodies while integrating the technical innovations of today. Porsche has a way of transforming simplicity into the extraordinary and this exactly what the German car brand has done with the 911 Carrera T.

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