First introduced in 1963, the Porsche 911 is nothing short of an automotive icon. In continuous production for the last 59 years, the 911 is currently offered in a whopping two dozen model variants. Despite this, the Stuttgart firm has now opted to add yet another spec to the lineup with the new 911 Carerra T.
Equipped with a seven-speed manual transmission as standard, the 911 Carrera T is built on the platform of the base model 911 Carrera, though has been bestowed with a myriad of go-fast bits from the more high-end and high-performance 911 Carrera S. This includes the S-spec’s lower adaptive sport suspension, torque-vectoring, mechanical limited-slip differential, and the Sport Chrono package — all as standard amenities. Thanks to the use of thinner glass coupled with a rear-seat delete, less sound insulation, and a smaller battery, the 911 Carrera T manages to tip the scales at only 3,254lbs, shaving 100lbs off the curb weight of the base model 911.
At the heart of the new 911 variant is the base model Carrera’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six engine which is now good for 379hp and 331ft-lbs of torque. Boasting a top speed fo 181mph — only 10mph short of the S-spec’s top speed — the T-spec Carrera is capable of doing 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds, and that’s with the manual gearbox. When equipped with Porsche’s dual-clutch transmission, this time goes down to 3.8 seconds. The 911 Carrera T has also been treated to several visual upgrades such as the S model’s gray-finished staggered wheels, matching mirror caps, and special “911 Carrera T” graphics and badging. The interior of the car also gets a gray color scheme with sports seats — and available carbon back seats — along with T-spec embroidering.
Available for order now, the new 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T is expected to hit dealerships in February of 2023. Falling between the base model 911 Carrera and the more high-performance Carrera S, the 911 Carrera T starts at $116,600 — not cheap by any means, but decently more accessible than the $123,000 Carrera S and only $10,000 more than the base model 911.