2018 Autoshow Toronto. The New Porsche 911 Carrera T Unveiling

Monday, February 19, 2018 3:00:00 PM

(Porsche, February 2018) - The new 911 Carrera T revives 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 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 a standard PASM sports chassis lowered by 20 mm, weight-optimized Sport Chrono Package, a shortened manual gear lever with red shift pattern, and Sport-Tex seat centres. The optional rear-axle steering and carbon-fibre full buckets seats, also not available for the 911 Carrera, can be had on the 911 Carrera T.

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 and rear seats can be omitted. The result: At an unladen weight of 1,424 kg, the two-seater is 6 kg lighter than a 911 Carrera with comparable equipment. Thanks to these measures, its exclusive gearbox, and differential, the 911 Carrera T can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds – 0.1 seconds faster than the 911 Carrera Coupé.

The 911 Carrera T is now arriving in Canada and pricing begins at $116,500.

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