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Porsche unveils the lightweight Carrera 911 T

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In simple words, the new Porsche Carrera 911 T is a budget alternative to the 911 R. While the R was globally limited to 911 units, the T appears to be willing to enter as many garages as possible.

According to Porsche, the “T” stands for Touring. The car weighs 1,425 kg unladen, 20 kg less than the standard Carrera, thanks to the lightweight construction featuring rear window and rear side windows made from lightweight glass. 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 T boasts several other 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 is available as an option for the 911 Carrera T.

Powering the Carrera T is a 3.0 flat-six twin turbo, with an output of 272 kW (370 hp) and a max torque of 450 Nm @ 1,750 rpm – 5,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed manual as standard, sending power to the rear wheels. The weight-to-power ratio has been improved to 3.85 kg/hp.

Thanks to a shorter rear axle ratio and mechanical differential lock, the 911 Carrera T can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds – 0.1 seconds faster than the 911 Carrera Coupe. The T reaches 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.

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.

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