New 911 Carrera T proves light is right
The Porsche 911 comes in as many flavours as ice cream, but the new 911 Carrera T aims to undercut them all in that most vital statistic for sports cars: weight.
At 1,452 kilograms, the two-seater is 20 kg lighter than a 911 Carrera with comparable equipment. Why does it matter? Stripped of some sound-deadening material, thinner rear glass, door straps instead of pulls and no back seats, the 911 T is meant for purists. The engine might be the same as in the base car, but sport exhaust is standard, as is a limited-slip rear differential, Porsche’s sport suspension system and 20-inch wheels. Sport seats with fabric inserts are unique to this model, as are the steering wheel and shifter for the seven-speed manual. A PDK is optional.
When is it coming? The 911 Carrera T will be in Canada in spring 2018 and can be ordered now, starting from $116,500.
Should you buy one? More expensive than a base Carrera, but less costly than a C2S, and with just the right performance options, the 911 T might even be considered a “bargain Porsche.”
The Porsche 911 Carrera T is a “bargain.”