Porsche’s 911 Carrera T Sees Its Base Model Sportscar Bestowed With S-Spec Parts

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.