Now Porsche is introducing the 911 again in a purely puristic version. The coupé will go on sale in February as the Carrera T.
How do you make a similarly performing car run better? The most obvious solution: lose weight. This is what Porsche does with the 911. The Carrera T focuses on driving fun, but is not based on an expensive top model: it is a further development of the basic 911 and is therefore priced at the lower end of the model range at 123,845 euros.
Motto: lose weight instead of gaining weight
Familiar picture: Nothing changes at the back. (Source: Porsche)
At the rear, the same 3.0-litre six-cylinder works as in the 911 Carrera with 385 hp and 450 Nm. But the station wagon weighs at least 35 kg less.
The Porsche makers have reduced weight in a relatively simple way: instead of a double-clutch transmission, a manual transmission, thinner glazing and the absence of a rear seat. Porsche builds both the PDK gearbox and the leather platform on request and at no extra charge – which would be practically superfluous.
The difference should be visible on the road
Well, where is the back seat?: The lightweight 911 does not have this feature as standard. (Source: Porsche)
According to Porsche, the new tuning of the chassis, which has been lowered by one centimetre, also contributes to the driving dynamics. In addition, the Carrera T gets a mechanical differential lock at the rear and optional rear-axle steering, which is otherwise reserved for the more powerful model.
On paper, the Carrera T is slightly inferior to the basic model: due to the manual gearshift, it only drives 291 instead of 293 km/h and the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h takes 4.5 seconds, three tenths longer. But Porsche follows suit: In terms of driving pleasure, there should be worlds between the two cars.