By Otsile Kadiege
Porsche’s ever-growing 992 range is joined by the new Carrera T (touring). The Carrera T is a lightweight 911 which slots in between the 911 Carrera and the 911 Carrera S. According to Porsche, the Carrera T offers a purist driving experience and comes with exceptionally sporty equipment.
911 Carrera T performance
The Porsche 911 Carrera T is powered by a bi-turbo engine with 283kW and 450Nm. Porsche claims it accelerates and from 0 – 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds to a top speed of 291km/h, from the entry-level 911. As standard, the 911 Carrera T is mated to a seven-speed manual gearbox or an optional eight-speed PDK.
The standard equipment from the Carrera S with a manual transmission is augmented by Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical rear differential lock. The 911 Carrera T also comes standard with the Sport Chrono package and the PASM sports suspension (-10 mm) – features that only the Carrera T offers in combination with the 385-PS engine. This is available as an option in the 911 Carrera S. On request, the Carrera T can also be ordered with the optional rear-axle steering, which is also normally reserved for models from the Carrera S and up.
Weighing just 1,470 kg, the 911 Carrera T with a manual transmission is the lightest series 911 with the entry-level engine, coming in 35 kg lighter than the 911 Carrera with a standard eight-speed PDK.
911 Carrera T exterior styling
On the exterior, the Porsche 911 Carrera T stands out from the rest of the model line with Dark Grey accentuating details. Contrasting elements such as the top and bottom trim on the exterior mirrors, the new door logos and the rear logos, and the trim strips on the rear lid grille feature Agate Grey. The windscreen also features a grey top tint. The tailpipes of the standard sports exhaust system are in high-gloss black.
T-specific equipment features include 20- and 21-inch Titanium Grey Carrera S wheels in front and back, respectively, with 245/35 (front) and 305/30 (rear) sized tyres.
911 Carrera T interior styling
Inside, the Carrera T is fitted with standard four-way Sports Seats Plus, a GT sports steering wheel and deleted rear seats. Beyond the omitted back seats and reduced insulation, lightweight glass and a lightweight battery are said to shave off even more weight.
The Carrera T features decorative trim in matte black and decorative inlays in high-gloss black. Customers seeking even more distinctiveness can choose the optional Carrera T interior package. In this case, they receive additional safety belts in the contrasting colours Slate Grey or Lizard Green. The same goes for the decorative stitching, the 911 logo embossed in the headrests and the stripes down the seat centres. The floor mats also offer the logo and stitching in the contrasting colours of Lizard Green and Slate Grey as an option.
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