Published on July 31st, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Porsche Gives The 911 Carrera A 20 Kilo Diet & Calls It ‘T’
Do you need a 911 that has taken a diet? One that has lost 20-kilos? A 911 that brings you closer to a GT version?
Well, Porsche is reviving one of its 911 models for the puristic, a model to rekindle memories of the 1968 911 T: less weight and rear-wheel drive with mechanical rear differential lock for an enhanced performance and intense driving pleasure. The new model’s unique appearance is based on the current 911 Carrera and its engine delivers 370hp.
The 911 Carrera T – at Porsche, “T” stands for Touring, also boasts several other equipment 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 and Sport-Tex seat centres. The rear-axle steering, which is not available for the 911 Carrera, is available as an option for the 911 Carrera T.
Every aspect of the equipment in the 911 Carrera T is designed to optimise sportiness and deliver lightweight construction: The rear window and rear side windows are made from lightweight glass and the door trims feature opening loops. The sound absorption has been largely reduced. 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 result of the lightweight construction measures: At an unladen weight of 1,425 kilograms, the two-seater is 20 kilograms lighter than a 911 Carrera with comparable equipment.
20-kilos might not sound like a lot when the driver is an overweight rich person with too much money and the need to have a special car. But we are quite sure it will be the slim, fit millionaires that will be ordering this lean 911 as they will appreciate the weight loss like we did. Its quicker, feels nimbler and seems to take to corners with added zest. This is more than just a ‘T’, it’s a 911 built for drivers.
When & How Much
This Porsche 911 Carrera T is available right now and can be ordered now. In Germany, the price will be EUR 107,553 and once landed in Malaysia you will be looking at a price close to what you have available in your piggy bank right now Mr. Millionaire.
Porsche 911 Touring Specifications
Engine: 6-cylinder twin turbo
Gearbox: 7-speed PDK
Max power: 370bhp @ 6500rpm
Max torque: 450Nm @ 1700-5000rpm
Top Speed: 290km/h
0-100 km/h: 4.5 secs
Selling Price: TBA