Porsche 911 T proves light is right when there is a need for speed
What is it? The Porsche 911 comes in about as many flavours as ice cream, from the 370-horsepower base car to the mad-hatter GT2 RS. But this new 911 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? While more than a base Carrera, but less than a C2S, and with just the right performance options, the 911 T might even be considered a “bargain Porsche.”
2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T