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Published on March 09, 2018 with No Comments

Porsche reinvigorates the concept of the puristic 911 T model from 1968 with the new 2018 911 Carrera T.


With less weight, a manual transmission with a shorter constant transaxle ratio, and a standard mechanical rear differential lock, performance and driving pleasure heightened, the new 2018 911 Carrera T is a cause for celebration. The 911 Carrera T (“T” stands for Touring) is also equipped with several performance-enhancing features that are not available on the standard 911 Carrera. This includes the PASM Sport Suspension with a 10 mm lower ride height, a shortened gear lever with an embossed shift pattern in red, and seat centres 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. Based on the 370 hp 911 Carrera Coupe, the new model features unique design elements.

The 911 Carrera T is equipped to be light and sporty. The rear windshield and rear side windows are made of lightweight glass, and door opener loops on the inside replace the conventional door openers. Similar to the 911 GTS models, sound insulation has been reduced. Weighing 1,425 kg, the 911 Carrera T is the lightest model in the 911 Carrera range (it’s 20 kg lighter than a comparable 911 Carrera).

As a result, there is improved weight-to-power ratio and enhanced performance. The twin-turbo 3.0 flat-six engine develops 370 hp and 450 Nm 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 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds, 0.1 second quicker than the standard 911 Carrera. The manual version reaches a top track speed of 290 km/h. When equipped with the optional PDK transmission, the 911 Carrera T reaches 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds using the standard launch control feature and has a top track speed of 290 km/h.

Inside the 911 Carrera T is fitted with black 4-way electrically adjustable Sport Seats Plus with seat centres in Sport-Tex. The headrests are embroidered with a black “911” logo. When ordered with the optional Full Bucket Seats (available on a 911 Carrera model for the first time), rear seats are deleted. The GT Sport Steering wheel with leather rim, also standard, comes fitted with a switch for driving mode selection. The shortened gear lever with shift pattern embossed in red is reserved for the 911 Carrera T. The interior trim on the dashboard and doors is in black as are the door opener loops. The Carrera T Interior Package is new: With available contrasting colours in Racing Yellow, Guards Red or GT Silver, it provides additional coloured accents via the seat belts, the “911” logo on the headrests, the door opener loops, and the seat centres made of Sport-Tex. The Porsche 911 Carrera T will be available from January 2018 and can be pre-ordered now in Europe.

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