Porsche has resurrected the 911 Carrera T for 2023, giving fans of the famed sports car another choice low in the model range.
The latest Carrera T is engineered to capture some of the appeal of Porsche's 1968 Carrera T while creating a modern sports car for purists and enthusiasts alike. The T stands for touring and it joins other recent models in the Porsche lineup — the Macan T crossover, 718 Boxster T and 718 Cayman T. All adopt and combine light-weighting — the 911 Carrera T's rear seat has been omitted — with performance enhancements.
The Carrera T is positioned above the base 911 and below the Carrera S. The recipe is simple: Borrow parts from the base 911 and S to "create a model that feels like 90 percent of a 911 GTS at about 80 percent of the price," as CNET describes it.
The motor used for the 911 Carrera T is borrowed from the base 911. The 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged flat-six gasoline engine generates 379 hp and 331 pound-feet of torque. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a mechanical limited-slip differential and standard seven-speed manual transmission. An eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission is available.
Standard gear on the 911 Carrera T includes the GT sports steering wheel, sports exhaust system and what Porsche calls Sports Seats Plus with electric four-way adjustment.
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