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Porsche has an­other spe­cial edi­tion 911 about to hit show­rooms world­wide af­ter an­nounc­ing its new 911 Car­rera T. Based on a 991.2 Car­rera, the Car­rera T of­fers a proper back-to-ba­sics driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for the 911 con­nois­seur, which the com­pany says draws in­spi­ra­tion from its early long-bon­net 911T mod­els.

The car re­tains the same 370hp tur­bocharged flat six as the entry-level Car­rera, with drive fed via a me­chan­i­cal lim­ited slip dif­fer­en­tial to the rear axle only – an all-wheel-drive vari­ant is not avail­able. The Car­rera T’s puris­tic driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence is en­hanced by the pres­ence of a seven-speed man­ual gear­box (though PDK is op­tional), which has been re-geared for a much shorter fi­nal drive. The shifter it­self has been short­ened to mimic the look of that used in the 991 R and 991.2 GT3.

A mod­est weight sav­ing pro­gramme sees 20kg re­moved over the Car­rera, thanks to light­weight glass used for the rear and side win­dows, a re­moval of sound dead­en­ing, and pull grabs for the in­te­rior door han­dles. Rear seats have also been re­moved and the Car­rera T comes with­out a PCM unit, though cus­tomers may spec it back in as a no-cost op­tion. Con­tin­u­ing the ‘ba­sic-spec’ theme which char­ac­terised those early 911T cars, the Car­rera T’s seats are the four-way Sports seats, al­beit with elec­tric ad­just­ment. Full bucket seats are avail­able as an op­tion.

The Car­rera T also boasts nu­mer­ous other spec­i­fi­ca­tion fea­tures not present on the en­trylevel Car­rera, such as a Sports chas­sis, low­er­ing the car by 10mm, and the Sport Chrono Pack­age – though this comes with­out the dash-mounted tim­ing clock. Rear axle steer­ing, again not avail­able on the 991.2 Car­rera, is an op­tional ex­tra. The Car­rera T is avail­able from £85,576 in the UK (other mar­kets may vary), an in­crease of just £7,500 over the 991.2 Car­rera. Porsche say the Car­rera T is not a lim­ited numbers 911.

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