2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T revealed – the purist’s 911

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Yesterday, Porsche revealed the all new 911 Carrera T – a purist-focused version of the 911 Carrera. This car is the permanent purist car Porsche promised.

Powering the Carrera T is the same 3.0L turbo flat-6 as the regular Carrera that produces 272kW of power and 450Nm of torque. It sends drive exclusively to the rear wheels through a choice of either a 7-speed manual or 7-speed PDK auto. These figures help the T hit 100km/h in 4.2 or 4.5 seconds (in PDK or manual form, respectively) towards a top speed of over 290km/h.

Equipment wise the Carrera T is a mix and match model. It runs the usually optional Porsche’s Active Suspension Management (PASM), rear wheel steering (optional in the Carrera S) and the also normally optional Sport Chrono Package. However, these added features have been counterbalanced by a host of weight saving features including lightweight glass windows, no rear seats and no radio/infotainment system – these reduce the T’s weight by 20kg to 1425kg. 

Further, the centre of the seats are made from a weight saving Sport Tex material, the door handles are now fabric pulls and the stick in the manual is shorter than usual. On the outside the Carrera T features a front lip, grey mirrors, 20-inch grey Carrera S wheels, decals and vertical engine cover slats. A centre sports exhaust is standard,

The 911 Carrera T can be ordered in a choice of a Black, Lava Orange, Guards Red, White, Miami Blue, Racing Yellow, Carrera White, Jet Black and GT Silver. A ‘T Interior Package’ is also available which adds Racing Yellow, GT Silver or Guards Red highlight stitching on the seatbelts, door pulls, seat centres and headrest. Deliveries begin for the Carrera T in Australia in the second quarter of 2018 for $238,400 plus on roads. What do you think? Let me know down below!

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