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    • Independent Porsche 911 (991.2) Carrera T curb weight - 3074 pounds

      There were those who questioned if Porsche would really cut a lot of weight out of the 991.2 with the Carrera T model. Well, here is the proof that Porsche delivered and that the weight loss claims were not just marketing.


      This Porsche 911 Carrera T with PCCB's and a lightweight battery filled with a 1/2 tank of gas comes in at 3074 pounds:


      It also has an aftermarket muffler which is a factor but the point really is that you can have a modern 911 that weighs 30XX pounds. If the owner wanted to, he could probably drop it into the 29XX pound range which is simply incredible.

      For those who do not have a 991.2 Carrera T but have a 991.2 Carrera, getting the car to this weight level will not be easy but is possible. Assuming one cuts the weight to the 30XX range that is potentially a 911 Carrera that weighs 500 pounds less than a Turbo coupe model. A very large difference in the real world.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Independent Porsche 911 (991.2) Carrera T curb weight - 3074 pounds started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 19 Comments
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        Thats Mclaren territory, now only if we could get some big numbers out of that 3.0!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        now only if we could get some big numbers out of that 3.0!
        How big do you want to see? https://www.porscheboost.com/content...-Turbo-Upgrade

        My trans is back from Dodson shortly. We'll go for 700+ wheel.
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        How big do you want to see? https://www.porscheboost.com/content...-Turbo-Upgrade

        My trans is back from Dodson shortly. We'll go for 700+ wheel.
        enough to whip a 720s ��
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        enough to whip a 720s ��
        Tall order but if I can do that I think it more than proves the quality of the turbo kit and tuning.
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        Whats your 911s weight?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        Whats your 911s weight?
        I'm not completely sure. I'm guessing around 3300 due to the stupid sunroof.

        I plan to do lightweight seats, remove the rear seats, lightweight battery, and sunroof delete. That should get me into the 30XX range.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I'm not completely sure. I'm guessing around 3300 due to the stupid sunroof.

        I plan to do lightweight seats, remove the rear seats, lightweight battery, and sunroof delete. That should get me into the 30XX range.
        lightweight wheels and brakes will also help a ton
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        lightweight wheels and brakes will also help a ton
        I'd have to go to PCCB's and that is just too much money IMO for brakes.

        Lightweight wheels coming for sure. I should be able to shave 20-25 pounds right there.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I'd have to go to PCCB's and that is just too much money IMO for brakes.
        I wonder if someone like RacingBrake has a lightweight application for the 991.2 yet. Just a switch to a good two piece rotor could save a good amount of weight.
      1. Zombie1's Avatar
        Zombie1 -
        Did this car also have the optional seats?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Zombie1 Click here to enlarge
        Did this car also have the optional seats?
        I think it has the standard seats.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Those seats are epic my friend has them in his T, they are $5k.

        I think he said they are only available on GT cars. Pretty cool that they offered them for the T as well.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        my friend has them in his T, they are $5k.
        Why hasn't your friend upgraded his turbos yet?
      1. Grantsjc's Avatar
        Grantsjc -
        Important to note I optioned my 991.2 T as light as possible (factory ordered by me). Manual trans, PCCB, lightweight factory Buckets with rear seat delete, very few options and no sun roof. With 1/4 tank car sits real close to 3000 lbs now. With stage 1 tune from Cobb car scoots pretty nicely. Its mostly autocross car for me and it is very close to national level GT3's locally in events. It has great low end response currently. Biggest issue is that getting enough tire under car is a bit of a problem due to narrow body. To catch fastest GT3s I need 285 front and 335 rear DOT R slicks. Right now with stock fenders 265 front with 315 rear is about best I can do. I might try a very professional fender roll to see if I can get bit more tire up front.


        My other challenge is not to molest car too badly as I have built a 1900 lb Boxster and a 2100 lb Cayman but those were major de-contenting exercises. Want to keep this car road worthy with out stripping it down. Part of me wants to grab a less special - perhaps body damaged 991.2 and strip it as I know I could get car to 2600 lbs and keep it street legal. Probably could get to 2300 lbs for track only version. Having done two light weight builds hands on I know all crazy weight that hides in these cars.
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Grantsjc Click here to enlarge
        Important to note I optioned my 991.2 T as light as possible (factory ordered by me). Manual trans, PCCB, lightweight factory Buckets with rear seat delete, very few options and no sun roof. With 1/4 tank car sits real close to 3000 lbs now. With stage 1 tune from Cobb car scoots pretty nicely. Its mostly autocross car for me and it is very close to national level GT3's locally in events. It has great low end response currently. Biggest issue is that getting enough tire under car is a bit of a problem due to narrow body. To catch fastest GT3s I need 285 front and 335 rear DOT R slicks. Right now with stock fenders 265 front with 315 rear is about best I can do. I might try a very professional fender roll to see if I can get bit more tire up front.


        My other challenge is not to molest car too badly as I have built a 1900 lb Boxster and a 2100 lb Cayman but those were major de-contenting exercises. Want to keep this car road worthy with out stripping it down. Part of me wants to grab a less special - perhaps body damaged 991.2 and strip it as I know I could get car to 2600 lbs and keep it street legal. Probably could get to 2300 lbs for track only version. Having done two light weight builds hands on I know all crazy weight that hides in these cars.
        Would love to see some threads on those cars. Sound badass.

        -Rich
      1. Grantsjc's Avatar
        Grantsjc -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
        Would love to see some threads on those cars. Sound badass.

        -Rich
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      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Grantsjc Click here to enlarge
        is that a full glass or carbon body? Or just doors?

        i saw a video online of a company adc racing claiming to have an r35 down to 2,900 that sound incredibly hard to do seeing as that’s 1,000lbs lighter than stock.

        a body damage salvaged 991.2 would be an awesome place to start
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        What about swapping out the fenders for wider gt3rs ones China is already making clones for cheap and it’s reversible. The rear is a bit more involved, you either cut and install flares which you have experience with or you cut less and swap the whole panel for the wider gt3/c4 quarter panel. Or go much wider with the turbo/rs quarter but those are expensive and the cutting might be a no go.


        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Grantsjc Click here to enlarge
        Important to note I optioned my 991.2 T as light as possible (factory ordered by me). Manual trans, PCCB, lightweight factory Buckets with rear seat delete, very few options and no sun roof. With 1/4 tank car sits real close to 3000 lbs now. With stage 1 tune from Cobb car scoots pretty nicely. Its mostly autocross car for me and it is very close to national level GT3's locally in events. It has great low end response currently. Biggest issue is that getting enough tire under car is a bit of a problem due to narrow body. To catch fastest GT3s I need 285 front and 335 rear DOT R slicks. Right now with stock fenders 265 front with 315 rear is about best I can do. I might try a very professional fender roll to see if I can get bit more tire up front.


        My other challenge is not to molest car too badly as I have built a 1900 lb Boxster and a 2100 lb Cayman but those were major de-contenting exercises. Want to keep this car road worthy with out stripping it down. Part of me wants to grab a less special - perhaps body damaged 991.2 and strip it as I know I could get car to 2600 lbs and keep it street legal. Probably could get to 2300 lbs for track only version. Having done two light weight builds hands on I know all crazy weight that hides in these cars.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Grantsjc Click here to enlarge
        To catch fastest GT3s I need 285 front and 335 rear DOT R slicks. Right now with stock fenders 265 front with 315 rear is about best I can do. I might try a very professional fender roll to see if I can get bit more tire up front.
        How would you fit 285 front and 335 rear?

        I'm impressed you got 315's in back to fit not sure how you did that.