Porsche has re-introduced the Carrera T nameplate from the original 1968 911, applying the treatment in a thoroughly way to create a more enthusiast-focussed model in the lower tiers of the 911 range.
T doesn’t stand for Turbo; instead, this new 911 is inspired by its predecessor, the 1968 911 Touring. Porsche kept weight down to just 1,425 kilograms – just a few kilos shy of the 911 GT3, which itself weighs in at 1,413 kilograms 911 GT3. Lighter glass in the rear and side windows, cloth loops for door pulls, bucket seats, and less sound insulation make up the list of the 911 Carrera T’s weight savings.
The Carrera T gets the same 3.0-litre twin-turbo flat-six as the base 911, putting out 370 horsepower and 339 lb.-ft. of torque. The PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission is available, but with the seven-speed manual, the Carrera T gets from zero to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and tops out at 293 km/h.
Pricing starts at US$103,150. Canadian pricing and availability hasn’t been announced yet, but the Carrera T will slot between the base 911 and the Carrera S