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      Less is more. That is how Porsche is marketing the 911 Carrera T. They are right. This entry level 911 adds a few options not available on the standard 991.2 Carrera and also strips out some weight by eliminating a few bells and whistles.


      44 pounds are shaved off. How? The glass is thinner, cloth door loops replace handles, less sound deadening, rear seats are deleted, and the PCM (Porsche Communications Management) system is removed.

      That is a lot to ditch for seemingly only 44 pounds less weight. You can also at no additional cost add in the PCM system and the rear seats.

      Ok, it's lighter, but what else? The sport chassis PASM system which is available on the S and standard on the GTS is standard on the 911 T. Rear axle steering which is not available as an option on the Carrera but is for the S is also available now as an option for the 911 T.

      The manual transmission also gets shorter gear ratios. Oh, and don't forget the mechanically locking rear differential.

      The engine remains unchanged but the engine was never an issue and more power is there in the aftermarket should one want or even need it. Porsche took the Carrera and made it sharper and lighter. This is the best value in the 911 lineup when it comes to a driver's 911.

      As the owner of a 991.2 Carrera, suffice it to say, I'm pissed off. The 911 T is superb and everything I want the car to be.


      Less is more – the new Porsche 911 Carrera TA puristic addition to the 911 family

      Stuttgart . With the 911 Carrera T, Porsche is reviving the puristic concept behind the 911 T of 1968: less weight, shorter transmission ratios from the manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive with mechanical rear differential lock for an enhanced performance and intense driving pleasure. The new model’s unique appearance is based on the 911 Carrera and its engine delivers 272 kW (370 hp). The 911 Carrera T – at Porsche, “T” stands for Touring – also boasts several other equipment features that are not available for the 911 Carrera, including the PASM sports chassis as standard, lowered by 20 mm, the weight-optimised Sport Chrono Package, a shortened shift lever with red shift pattern and Sport-Tex seat centres. The rear-axle steering, which is not available for the 911 Carrera, is available as an option for the 911 Carrera T.

      Every aspect of the equipment in the 911 Carrera T is designed to optimise sportiness and deliver lightweight construction: The rear window and rear side windows are made from lightweight glass and the door trims feature opening loops. The sound absorption has been largely reduced. The rear seats have been omitted along with the Porsche Communication Management (PCM), though both are still available on request at no additional cost. The result of the lightweight construction measures: At an unladen weight of 1,425 kilograms, the two-seater is 20 kilograms lighter than a 911 Carrera with comparable equipment.

      The 911 Carrera T will be available from January 2018 and can be pre-ordered now. In Germany, the price will be EUR 107,553 including VAT and country-specific features.

      A sporty design and unique appearance
      The design of the 911 Carrera T highlights the emotionality and sportiness of the coupé with rear-axle transmission. The body parts and wheels function as clear differentiating elements. At the front, the 911 Carrera T features an aerodynamically optimised front spoiler lip, and the Sport Design exterior mirrors are painted in Agate Grey Metallic. From the side, the new model is easily recognisable thanks to its 20-inch Carrera S wheels in Titan Grey. The “911 Carrera T” logos represent another distinctive feature at the side. The rear view is characterised by the slats in the rear lid grille, the Porsche logo, the “911 Carrera T” model designation in Agate Grey and the sports exhaust system provided as standard, with centrally positioned tailpipes painted in black. The exterior colour options are Black, Lava Orange, Guards Red, Racing Yellow, White and Miami Blue, as well as the metallic colours Carrara White, Jet Black and GT Silver.

      A puristic interior concept and new interior package
      The appearance of the passenger compartment also has a sporty and puristic emphasis. The driver enjoys black, four-way, electric sports seats with a seat centre in Sport-Tex fabric, while the headrests feature a “911” logo stitched in black. This new Carrera T model also comes with the option to choose full bucket seats for the first time. Steering actions are completed via the GT sports steering wheel with leather rim, and the mode switch provided on the steering wheel as standard allows the driver to select different driving programmes. The shortened shift lever with shift pattern in red remains exclusive to the 911 Carrera T. The decorative trims on the dashboard and doors are black, as are the door opening loops. A new addition is the T interior package, which creates an even sportier look with the contrasting colours of Racing Yellow, Guards Red or GT Silver. These colours can be used to add visual accents on various interior components, such as the seat belts, the “911” logo on the headrests, the door opening loops or the centres of the Sport-Tex seats.

      Improved weight-to-power ratio plus enhanced performance
      The six-cylinder flat engine with a displacement of three litres and twin turbocharging generates an output of 272 kW (370 hp) and a maximum torque of 450 Nm, delivering between 1,750 rpm and 5,000 rpm. The weight-to-power ratio has been improved to 3.85 kg/hp, ensuring enhanced performance and more agile driving dynamics. Thanks to a shorter rear axle ratio and mechanical differential lock, the 911 Carrera T can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds – 0.1 seconds faster than the 911 Carrera Coupé. The model reaches the 200-km/h limit in just 15.1 seconds. Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is also available as an option on the Carrera T, enabling the vehicle to reach 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, and 200 km/h in 14.5 seconds. Both transmission variants enable a top speed of over 290 km/h.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: 911 T is here! started by quattr0 View original post
      Comments 36 Comments
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Worth it just for the option of getting GT3 buckets.

        It is a win-win for anyone that plans on getting a base with some of the 911T standard options(20” painted wheels, sport+ seats, sport exhaust...). Then spend the extra couple grand for the T and get all the Touring-only features. Also your car will stand out from every other 911.

        For someone getting a stripper base 911, there is no value.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        I would definitely consider this option if I was to do this again. Just for fun, I built it with my exact options on current car, the T is $5645 more.

        1. For some reason, there is no PSE option for the T model. That's $2950 right there.
        2. 18-way with memory package is now $2640. Mine was $3825.

        So is $5k+ worth shorter transaxle ratio, shorten lever, a bit lighter, opener loop, and SPASM, I think so! Prolly more beneficial for manual drivers, which is the way it should be ;-)
      1. Surquhar's Avatar
        Surquhar -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        I would definitely consider this option if I was to do this again. Just for fun, I built it with my exact options on current car, the T is $5645 more.

        1. For some reason, there is no PSE option for the T model. That's $2950 right there.
        2. 18-way with memory package is now $2640. Mine was $3825.

        So is $5k+ worth shorter transaxle ratio, shorten lever, a bit lighter, opener loop, and SPASM, I think so! Prolly more beneficial for manual drivers, which is the way it should be ;-)
        I would have bought this in a heartbeat. It comes standard with PSE and a no clock sport chrono. No back seats with those LWB's is exactly what I would want. Plus all the cool GT3 stuff. I would get the PCM and PDK though.

        Among the weight saving initiatives brought to the new 911 model are door trims featuring nylon opening loops, lightweight glass for the rear and rear-side windows, a wholesale reduction in sound deadening material within the body structure as well as the deletion of the rear seats.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Less is more. That is how Porsche is marketing the 911 Carrera T. They are right. This entry level 911 adds a few options not available on the standard 991.2 Carrera and also strips out some weight by eliminating a few bells and whistles.

        Click here to enlarge

        44 pounds are shaved off. How? The glass is thinner, cloth door loops replace handles, less sound deadening, rear seats are deleted, and the PCM (Porsche Communications Management) system is removed.

        That is a lot to ditch for seemingly only 44 pounds less weight. You can also at no additional cost add in the PCM system and the rear seats.

        Ok, it's lighter, but what else? The sport chassis PASM system which is available on the S and standard on the GTS is standard on the 911 T. Rear axle steering which is not available as an option on the Carrera but is for the S is also available now as an option for the 911 T.

        The manual transmission also gets shorter gear ratios. Oh, and don't forget the mechanically locking rear differential.

        The engine remains unchanged but the engine was never an issue and more power is there in the aftermarket should one want or even need it. Porsche took the Carrera and made it sharper and lighter. This is the best value in the 911 lineup when it comes to a driver's 911.

        As the owner of a 991.2 Carrera, suffice it to say, I'm pissed off. The 911 T is superb and everything I want the car to be.

        Click here to enlarge

        Less is more – the new Porsche 911 Carrera TA puristic addition to the 911 family

        Stuttgart . With the 911 Carrera T, Porsche is reviving the puristic concept behind the 911 T of 1968: less weight, shorter transmission ratios from the manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive with mechanical rear differential lock for an enhanced performance and intense driving pleasure. The new model’s unique appearance is based on the 911 Carrera and its engine delivers 272 kW (370 hp). The 911 Carrera T – at Porsche, “T” stands for Touring – also boasts several other equipment features that are not available for the 911 Carrera, including the PASM sports chassis as standard, lowered by 20 mm, the weight-optimised Sport Chrono Package, a shortened shift lever with red shift pattern and Sport-Tex seat centres. The rear-axle steering, which is not available for the 911 Carrera, is available as an option for the 911 Carrera T.

        Every aspect of the equipment in the 911 Carrera T is designed to optimise sportiness and deliver lightweight construction: The rear window and rear side windows are made from lightweight glass and the door trims feature opening loops. The sound absorption has been largely reduced. The rear seats have been omitted along with the Porsche Communication Management (PCM), though both are still available on request at no additional cost. The result of the lightweight construction measures: At an unladen weight of 1,425 kilograms, the two-seater is 20 kilograms lighter than a 911 Carrera with comparable equipment.

        The 911 Carrera T will be available from January 2018 and can be pre-ordered now. In Germany, the price will be EUR 107,553 including VAT and country-specific features.

        A sporty design and unique appearance
        The design of the 911 Carrera T highlights the emotionality and sportiness of the coupé with rear-axle transmission. The body parts and wheels function as clear differentiating elements. At the front, the 911 Carrera T features an aerodynamically optimised front spoiler lip, and the Sport Design exterior mirrors are painted in Agate Grey Metallic. From the side, the new model is easily recognisable thanks to its 20-inch Carrera S wheels in Titan Grey. The “911 Carrera T” logos represent another distinctive feature at the side. The rear view is characterised by the slats in the rear lid grille, the Porsche logo, the “911 Carrera T” model designation in Agate Grey and the sports exhaust system provided as standard, with centrally positioned tailpipes painted in black. The exterior colour options are Black, Lava Orange, Guards Red, Racing Yellow, White and Miami Blue, as well as the metallic colours Carrara White, Jet Black and GT Silver.

        A puristic interior concept and new interior package
        The appearance of the passenger compartment also has a sporty and puristic emphasis. The driver enjoys black, four-way, electric sports seats with a seat centre in Sport-Tex fabric, while the headrests feature a “911” logo stitched in black. This new Carrera T model also comes with the option to choose full bucket seats for the first time. Steering actions are completed via the GT sports steering wheel with leather rim, and the mode switch provided on the steering wheel as standard allows the driver to select different driving programmes. The shortened shift lever with shift pattern in red remains exclusive to the 911 Carrera T. The decorative trims on the dashboard and doors are black, as are the door opening loops. A new addition is the T interior package, which creates an even sportier look with the contrasting colours of Racing Yellow, Guards Red or GT Silver. These colours can be used to add visual accents on various interior components, such as the seat belts, the “911” logo on the headrests, the door opening loops or the centres of the Sport-Tex seats.

        Improved weight-to-power ratio plus enhanced performance
        The six-cylinder flat engine with a displacement of three litres and twin turbocharging generates an output of 272 kW (370 hp) and a maximum torque of 450 Nm, delivering between 1,750 rpm and 5,000 rpm. The weight-to-power ratio has been improved to 3.85 kg/hp, ensuring enhanced performance and more agile driving dynamics. Thanks to a shorter rear axle ratio and mechanical differential lock, the 911 Carrera T can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds – 0.1 seconds faster than the 911 Carrera Coupé. The model reaches the 200-km/h limit in just 15.1 seconds. Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is also available as an option on the Carrera T, enabling the vehicle to reach 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, and 200 km/h in 14.5 seconds. Both transmission variants enable a top speed of over 290 km/h.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Surquhar Click here to enlarge
        I would have bought this in a heartbeat. It comes standard with PSE and a no clock sport chrono. No back seats with those LWB's is exactly what I would want. Plus all the cool GT3 stuff. I would get the PCM and PDK though.

        Among the weight saving initiatives brought to the new 911 model are door trims featuring nylon opening loops, lightweight glass for the rear and rear-side windows, a wholesale reduction in sound deadening material within the body structure as well as the deletion of the rear seats.
        I can not even begin to control my rage.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        I would definitely consider this option if I was to do this again. Just for fun, I built it with my exact options on current car, the T is $5645 more.

        1. For some reason, there is no PSE option for the T model. That's $2950 right there.
        2. 18-way with memory package is now $2640. Mine was $3825.

        So is $5k+ worth shorter transaxle ratio, shorten lever, a bit lighter, opener loop, and SPASM, I think so! Prolly more beneficial for manual drivers, which is the way it should be ;-)
        Ok. I need to figure out how to get out of my car and into the 911 T.

        I'm willing to take a loss.

        This has everything I want.

        I bet it weighs 150 pounds less. I have the sunroof.
      1. CookieCrisp's Avatar
        CookieCrisp -
        Looks great
      1. F16HTON's Avatar
        F16HTON -
        I like this car.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        My feelings summed up.

        Click here to enlarge
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Hope your weight saving is correct, 20 kg/44 lbs. W after market exhaust, thats a whopping 64 lbs. Then, rear seats removal --> pretty light car!!! Havent even touched carbon fiber hood, lighter battery....should be a blast!!!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        Hope your weight saving is correct, 20 kg/44 lbs. W after market exhaust, thats a whopping 64 lbs. Then, rear seats removal --> pretty light car!!! Havent even touched carbon fiber hood, lighter battery....should be a blast!!!
        I think this thing is lighter than Porsche is letting on. If the quoted 3154 pounds is accurate this is about 150 pounds lighter than a Carrera with a sunroof.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        So am I crazy for thinking about getting a 911 T? Yeah, I'll lose a bunch of money but it's like a budget GT2 and I can't stretch into that.

        Maybe I should just wait for the 992.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Well you r looking at least 10k loss....thats turbos and tuning and perhaps exhaust right there once it will be ready, I wouldnt do it. If i will do, i would get a low miles gts. There was a brand new gts, manual tho, for $126k that i thought about but since Im happy w my base so I scratched that.
      1. Surquhar's Avatar
        Surquhar -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        So am I crazy for thinking about getting a 911 T? Yeah, I'll lose a bunch of money but it's like a budget GT2 and I can't stretch into that.

        Maybe I should just wait for the 992.
        No you are not. I mean it has everything I want too. Put a PDK in it and it will be awesome. Bigger turbos and tune, it will be crazy. Let's face it we are going to lose a bunch of money whether we trade them in now or later. This T model is where it's at from a performance perspective. Can you imagine how bad ass it would sound inside the car without all that sound deadening crap?
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Surquhar Click here to enlarge
        No you are not. I mean it has everything I want too. Put a PDK in it and it will be awesome. Bigger turbos and tune, it will be crazy. Let's face it we are going to lose a bunch of money whether we trade them in now or later. This T model is where it's at from a performance perspective. Can you imagine how bad ass it would sound inside the car without all that sound deadening crap?
        Since I have the sunroof I think this will be a lot lighter than mine and for me the whole idea is having a lightweight base to tune.

        Is essentially resolves every complaint I had which was not having the RWS option and they already did the rear seat delete for me and added a locking diff.

        Adding the diff will probably be a few grand. Might as well put it toward a trade? Maybe just order one to my spec this time. All the parts I bought will fit.
      1. Surquhar's Avatar
        Surquhar -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
        Since I have the sunroof I think this will be a lot lighter than mine and for me the whole idea is having a lightweight base to tune.

        Is essentially resolves every complaint I had which was not having the RWS option and they already did the rear seat delete for me and added a locking diff.

        Adding the diff will probably be a few grand. Might as well put it toward a trade? Maybe just order one to my spec this time. All the parts I bought will fit.
        Yup it's pretty much the exact car you were looking for. Plus the cool GT3 type stuff and the the no clock SC is bad ass. I would order it exactly how you want it. And everything you are working on as far as Turbo upgrades/ tunes will work on it. Dam I want one too.
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        This is not going to be a fun hobby if you get upset every time something faster or better comes along. Enjoy your car and have fun. 150lbs means nearly nothing in practice.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stevenh Click here to enlarge
        This is not going to be a fun hobby if you get upset every time something faster or better comes along. Enjoy your car and have fun. 150lbs means nearly nothing in practice.
        It's more than that. The diff, seats, glass, RWS, etc. Plus I could order it to my spec.

        In theory it would be pretty easy to get it into the 30XX pound range.

        I'll probably just wait for the 991.2 but this kills me. It's exactly what I wanted.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        cost ad in
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        ^ I see it.