The Porsche 911 T is here to simplify your life

1y ago

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Another month and another lightweight 911 has arrived. This is the 911 T, and it's here to lighten and simplify things.

The 911 T was a thing of the Sixties, and this new model is a direct descendant in name only. The T in the name stands for Touring, but don’t think for a second that this means it’s all soft and weak. Porsche have shown their sporting intentions with this car by giving us an old-school lightweight special, think of it as a 911 R for everyone and not just the chosen few.

All that lightweight and old school-ness comes from the binning of the four-wheel drive system, the PDK box and all of the leather (very heavy) along with the deletion of the cruise control and the like meaning a 20kg weight drop over the standard car.

What buyers will get is a poverty spec 911 Carrera with a 365bhp 3-litre turbo flat-six motor and a seven-speed manual gearbox with shortened ratios driving the rear wheels via a standard mechanical diff powering the rear wheels.

Other changes include a 10mm drop in ride height, a standard fit sports exhaust and a thinner and therefore lighter rear window so you can hear the noise of that flat-six turbo motor.

All of this weight loss and purity means a 1,425kg kerbweight, resulting in a 4.5 second 0-62mph time and a 180mph of top speed which shaves a tenth of the standard cars time.

If you want one, then prices start at £85,576 (£8,000 more than a standard Carrera) making it the cheapest way into hardcore 911 ownership.

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Comments (11)
  • Another 911 really? Why do they have to keep fiddling. Can anyone really detect the minute changes between a 911 Carrera or a Carrera S or a T or a GTS or Carrera 4 GTS. I mean, too much choice. A standard Carrera is more than fast enough for the road so why do you need anything more than that. This only appeals to seriously boring people who like to claim their 911 can go around a corner 0.0001 of a second quicker than the guy next door's. Stop messing with the 911 range and stick a flat 6 back in the Boxster.

    1 year ago
  • It has shorter gear ratios, sports pasm, rear axle steering, ptv with lockable diff, weighs less than a 991.1 GT3, has 450Nm of torque from 1700rpm (New GT3 460Nm at 6000rpm). It will be great in the twisties - smart work from Porsche

    1 year ago

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