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Porsche Unveils the New 911 Carrera T

A car made for drivers, not collectors, adopting a 'less is more' philosophy, the Carrera T is based on the already much-celebrated Porsche 911 Carrera.

Less is More

The T stands for 'Touring', however luxuries such as a radio, navigation system and phone connectivity are all optional extras. Along with removing the rear-seats, using thinner glass and a reduction in sound-proofing has helped save over 20kg compared with a standard Porsche 911 Carrera. This is a proper driver's car after all.

Performance

Using the same 365bhp 3-litre turbo flat-six engine as the standard 911 Carrera, the 911 Carrera T in true Porsche 911 fashion is rear-wheel drive with a mechanical differential.

The headline feature of the Porsche 911 Carrera T is most notably the manual gearbox with shorter ratios. In a time where automatic paddle-shift gearboxes seem the norm, especially with modern Porsche models, the manual 911 is somewhat of a rarity - which has seen cars like the Porsche 911 R rise in value due to their purist appeal.

Due to its weight loss, a tenth of a second has been shaved from the 0-62mph time, meaning the Carrera T will get there in just 4.5 seconds.

You can spec your 911 Carrera T with a PDK paddle-shift gearbox, which cuts the 0-62mph down even further to 4.2 seconds, however with the less is more appeal, we anticipate most 911 Carrera T's will be ordered with the manual gearbox.

New Porsche Carrera T

Styling

Style-wise, the Carrera T can be recognised by a number of styling ques. At the front, an optimised aerodynamic front spoiler lip is used, along with 20" Carrera S wheels in a 'Titan Grey' finish. Carrera T logos which run along the bottom of the door above the side skirts ensure you know this is a Carrera T, along with Carrera T model designation on the rear of the car. A sports exhaust is included as standard, which uses two pipes, both centrally positioned to set it apart from the standard Carrera.

New Porsche Carrera T Steering Wheel

New Porsche Carrera T Interior Seats

Conclusion

Thanks to the unrelenting appeal of the 911, demand is always high. The recently launched new 911 GT3 and 911 R have seen demand and prices climb dramatically, and this will in all likelihood be the case with the all-new 911 GT2 RS, which was unveiled earlier this year; the most powerful 911 ever.

Interestingly, only a couple of weeks ago, Porsche announced a trio of 911 Carrera 4 GTS British Legends Editions. Essentially, a special edition version of the Carrara 4 GTS made to celebrate various drivers racing success. These again, will demand a premium over the regular 911 Carrera GTS.

With Porsche stating that this 911 Carrera T is a car for drivers rather than collectors, and being based and priced more towards the standard Carrera, the brand-new Porsche Carrera T seems to be yet another glowing success for Porsche.

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