Porsche Builds Hardcore, Lightweight 911 Carrera T

Porsche 911 Carrera T

Porsche’s lineup may include a slew of SUVs and sedans, as well as the latest technology and luxury features, but the brand also continues to produce driver-focused sports cars.

Evidence of that commitment is the revival of the Carrera T, a model first introduced in 1968. The new version will be the lightest model in the 911 Carrera range and offer a host of features that won’t be available in the base 911. Unique features on the 911 Carrera T include PASM Sport Suspension with a .39-inch lower ride height, a shortened gear lever, Sport-Tex seat material, and optional rear-axle steering.

Helping to keep curb weight to a minimum, Porsche added lightweight glass and even door opener loops in lieu of the standard door handles inside the car. It also comes with basic four-way adjustable seats, though with the optional full buckets, while the back seats have been removed.

Power will come from a twin-turbo flat-six that produces 370 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque, which all gets routed through a six-speed manual transmission. With ample power on tap and ample weight savings, the 911 Carrera T can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds before topping out at 182 mph. An automatic is also available which can get you to 60 mph in just four seconds flat before reaching a top speed of 180 mph.

The 2018 911 Carrera T will hit U.S. showrooms in March with a price tag of $103,150.

Porsche 911 Carrera T

Porsche 911 Carrera T

Porsche 911 Carrera T

Porsche 911 Carrera T

Porsche 911 Carrera T

Porsche 911 Carrera T