This engine comes paired to either a short-shift manual transmission or an optional PDK dual-clutch.
Among the weight saving initiatives brought to the new 911 model are door trims featuring nylon opening loops, lightweight glass for the rear and rear-side windows, a wholesale reduction in sound deadening material within the body structure as well as the deletion of the rear seats. Porsche will also offer the same "full bucket" seats available on the GT3 as an option, another feature denied to buyers of other 911s.
A sporty design and unique appearance The design of the 911 Carrera T highlights the emotionality and sportiness of the coupé with rear-axle transmission.
Porsche claims both gearboxes provide the latest in a long line of 911 models with a theoretical top speed over 180mph.
In addition to the shorter gearing, the 911 T gets a few performance baubles that aren't available on the standard Carrera.
The result is the lightest Carrera available, including a tip-of-the-hat to the limited edition 911 R thanks to fabric loop door pulls. I'm sitting at my computer, catching up on emails and getting ready to cook dinner, when lo and behold Porsche pops in to say "Look at this, it's the lightest new 911 you can buy right now!"More news: Congress eyes anti-BJP front in Gujarat, invites Hardik, Alpesh, Jignesh Mewani
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Inside, the Carrera T is equipped with Sport Seats Plus with Sport-Tex centers and a 911 logo embroidered on the headrest.
The vehicle, which we've just met online, is a lighter version of the base Carrera, with the most interesting part of its diet coming from the lighter rear glass and rear side glass.
Fitted with Porsche's sports chassis, a lower ride height, Sport-Chrono package and shorter gear shift, this auto is built to be even more dynamic than the standard edition. Seen here are the GT sports steering wheel with leather and a mode switch. The DCT drops this to 4.0 seconds. Eager drivers with deep pockets can order an Porsche 911 Carrera T now, starting at $102,000.
Actual performance gains are almost imperceptible, but that's beside the point.
And that, in turn, signals pride of membership in a special club.
Porsche is well versed in spinning out 911 variants, and the 911T was a moniker first introduced in 1968.