Oct 2017 - In Porsche parlance the ‘T’ stands for Touring and in this case it is mostly about less weight, a manual gearbox with shorter ratios, rear wheel drive and a mechanical differential lock for enhanced performance as well as more intense driving fun.
The unique appearance of the new generation 911 Carrera T is based on the 911 Carrera with its engine delivering 272 kW (370 hp). It also has extra features as standard, including: PASM chassis now with a 20 mm lower ride height, optimised Sport Chrono Package, a shortened shift throw with red shift pattern and Sport-Tex seat centres.
All new aspects of the 911 Carrera T are designed to optimise sportiness and reduce weight: The rear window and rear side windows are made from lightweight glass and the door trims feature opening pull loops instead of handles. Noise suppression materials are largely reduced, rear seats have been removed and deleting the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is also possible. The result: At an unladen weight of 1,425 kilograms 911 Carrera T is 20 kgs lighter than a 911 Carrera with comparable equipment.
A sporty design and unique appearance
The design of the 911 Carrera T highlights the emotion and sportiness of a pure, rear drive coupe. At the front, the 911 Carrera T features an aerodynamically optimised front lip spoiler, and the Sport Design exterior mirrors are painted in Agate Grey Metallic. From the side, the new model is easily recognisable thanks to its 20-inch Carrera S wheels in Titan Grey. The “911 Carrera T” logos reveal another distinctive feature from the profile view.
The rear is characterised by vertical slats in the rear lid grille, the Porsche logo, the “911 Carrera T” model designation in Agate Grey and the standard sports exhaust system with central black tailpipes. Exterior colour choices are Black, Lava Orange, Guards Red, Racing Yellow, White and Miami Blue, as well as metallic colours Carrara White, Jet Black and GT Silver.
A pure interior concept and new interior package
The interior confirms the 911 Carrera T is something special. The black, four-way, electric sports seats have a Sport-Tex fabric centre, while the headrests feature a “911” logo stitched in black. Full bucket seats are available as an option.
The leather trimmed GT sports steering wheel with mode switch allows the driver to select different driving programmes. The shortened shift lever with shift pattern in red is 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 optional T interior package, which creates an even sportier look with contrasting colours of Racing Yellow, Guards Red or GT Silver. These colours 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 centres of the Sport-Tex seats.
Improved power-to-weight ratio plus enhanced performance
The three-litre, six-cylinder flat engine with twin turbocharging generates 272 kW (370 hp) of power and 450 Nm of torque, the latter delivered at a constant peak between 1,750 rpm and 5,000 rpm.
The power-to-weight ratio improves to 3.85 kg/hp, ensuring enhanced performance and more agile driving dynamics. Thanks to the manual transmission with shorter gear ratios and mechanical differential lock, the 911 Carrera T sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds – 0.1 seconds faster than the 911 Carrera Coupe – on its way to 200 km/h in just 15.1 seconds. Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is available as an option and brings the 100 km/h sprint in 4.2 seconds, and 200 km/h in 14.5 seconds. Both transmission variants allow a 290 km/h top speed.