Porsche offers the world a contemporary take on the 911 T model from 1968, the 2018 911 Carrera T (“T” stands for Touring). The car is fitted with few performance-enhancing features: the PASM Sport Suspension with a 0.39-inch (10 mm) lower ride height, a shortened gear lever with an embossed shift pattern in red, and seat centers made of Sport-Tex material. Rear-axle steering is not available for the standard 911 Carrera but is an option for the 911 Carrera T.
The sporty Porsche 911 Carrera T is based on the 370 hp 911 Carrera Coupe, but weighs only 3,142 pounds. The rear windshield and rear side windows of the lightest model in the 911 Carrera range, are made of lightweight glass, and door opener loops on the inside replace the conventional door openers. The car is fitted with an aerodynamically optimized front spoiler lip that comes with the PASM Sport Suspension and sits on 20-inch Carrera S wheels painted in Titanium Grey. The louvers of the rear decklid grill, the Porsche logotype, and the model designation “911 Carrera T” are finished in Agate Grey. The standard Sport Exhaust System with black exhaust tips characterizes the rear of the car. Paint options of Lava Orange, Black, Guards Red, Racing Yellow, White and Miami Blue as well as the metallic colors Carrera White, Jet Black and GT Silver are available.
The 911 Carrera T is fitted with black 4-way electrically adjustable Sport Seats Plus with seat centers in Sport-Tex. The headrests are embroidered with a black “911” logo. When ordered with the optional Full Bucket Seats rear seats are deleted. The interior trim on the dashboard and doors is in black as are the door opener loops.
The twin-turbo 3.0 flat-six engine develops 370 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque, the latter of which is available in a broad range between 1,750 and 5,000 rpm. Thanks to the manual transmission with a shorter constant transaxle ratio and the mechanical rear differential lock, the 911 Carrera T accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, 0.1 second quicker than the standard 911 Carrera. The manual version reaches a top track speed of 182 mph. When equipped with the optional PDK transmission, the 911 Carrera T reaches 60 mph in 4.0 seconds using the standard launch control feature and has a top track speed of 180 mph.
The 2018 911 Carrera T is now available for ordering. Priced at $102,100, it is expected to reach U.S. dealers by March 2018.
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