We are excited at Signature to see the next generation of 911 revealed in the form of the glorious 911 Carrera T. With this new release Porsche is resurrecting their pure idea behind the 911 T from 1968 which in short means less weight, shorter transmission ratios from the manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive with mechanical rear differential lock for an enhanced performance and exceptional driving pleasure!
The look of the new model is truly individual and based on the 911 Carrera and its engine that delivers 272 kW (370 hp; Fuel consumption combined 9.5 – 8.5 l/100 km; CO2emissions 215 – 193 g/km). At Porsche, “T” stands for Touring, however this model also boasts a few other equipment additions that are not available for the 911 Carrera, these include the PASM sports chassis as standard, which has been lowered by 20 mm, the weight-optimised Sport Chrono Package, a shortened shift lever with red shift pattern and Sport-Tex seat centres. The rear-axle steering, which is not available for the 911 Carrera, is available as an option for the 911 Carrera T.
Every facet of the equipment in the 911 Carrera T is designed to optimise sportiness and deliver lightweight construction: The rear window and rear side windows are made from lightweight glass and the door trims feature opening loops. The sound absorption has been mostly reduced. The rear seats have been omitted along with the Porsche Communication Management (PCM), though both are still available on request at no additional cost. The result of the lightweight construction measures equate to an un-laden weight of 1,425 kilograms, the two-seater is 20 kilograms lighter than a 911 Carrera with comparable equipment.
Sporty design and a truly unique appearance
Emotionality and sportiness ooze through the design of the 911 Carrera T with highlights of the coupé and rear-axle transmission updates. The body parts and wheels function as clear differentiating elements. At the front, the 911 Carrera T flaunt a front spoiler lip which is aerodynamically optimised; the Sport Design exterior mirrors are finished in Agate Grey Metallic.
Breathe in this models sporty beauty from the side and you’ll see the new model is easily recognisable thanks to its 20-inch Carrera S wheels finished in Titan Grey. The “911 Carrera T” logo highlights another distinctive feature at the side. The rear aspect is characterised 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 finished in black. The colour of the exterior come in a range of options including Black, Lava Orange, Guards Red, Racing Yellow, White and Miami Blue, as well as the metallic colours Carrara White, Jet Black and GT Silver.
Pure interior concept, new interior package
The look of the passenger compartment also has a sporty and pure feel. The driver can expect to slide into black, four-way, electric sports seats with a seat centre in Sport-Tex fabric, while the headrests feature a “911” logo stitched in black.
Porsche enthusiasts will be exalted to hear this new Carrera T model comes with the option to select full bucket seats for the first time. Steering actions are completed via the GT sports steering wheel with leather rim, and the mode switch provided on the steering wheel as standard allows the driver to select different driving programmes.
The shortened shift lever with shift pattern in red remains exclusive to the 911 Carrera T. To contrast, the decorative trims on the dash and doors are black, as are the door opening loops. A new addition is the T interior package, which creates an even sportier appeal with the colours of Racing Yellow, Guards Red or GT Silver which contrast beautifully. 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 weight-to-power ratio and enhanced performance
The flat engine features six-cylinders with a displacement of three litres and twin turbocharging which creates an output of 272 kW (370 hp) and a maximum torque of 450 Nm, producing between 1,750 rpm and 5,000 rpm. The weight-to-power ratio has been enhanced to 3.85 kg/hp, ensuring improved performance and more agile driving dynamics. The 911 Carrera T can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds all thanks to a shorter rear axle ratio and mechanical differential lock, which is 0.1 seconds faster than the 911 Carrera Coupé. The model reaches the 200-km/h limit in just 15.1 seconds. Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is also available as an option on the Carrera T, enabling the vehicle to reach 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, and 200 km/h in 14.5 seconds. Both transmission variants enable a top speed of over 290 km/h.