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2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T reduces weight and focuses on driving pleasure

In its pursuit of making a 911 for every niche, Porsche on Tuesday unveiled a version for the dieter.

That car, a 2023 Porsche Carrera 911 T, will cost $118,050 (including destination) when it arrives at US dealerships next spring.

Porsche enthusiasts will take note 911 T returns in 2018 after 50 years. The original model was introduced in 1968, and the “T” stands for touring.

Continuing what has become a tradition, the 911 Carrera T 2024 started life as a base 911, but then a series of items were ripped apart and other parts stuffed in, all for the purpose. The aim is to provide a driving feel that balances performance instead of crazy track time.

2023 Porsche 911 Carrera BILLION

2023 Porsche 911 Carrera BILLION

The base 911’s twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder makes 379 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque in the T, but it works thanks to a sports exhaust system. A 7-speed manual transmission is standard for those #GiveAShift, but an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic would be an inexpensive option. Power from the rear-mounted engine goes to the rear wheels, but torque and a limited-slip rear differential from the 911 Carrera S (not available on the 911 Carrera) are standard on the T.

Other highlights come from the Carrera S. Porsche PASM sport suspension, which features adjustable dampers and a 0.4-inch lower travel height found on the new 911 Carrera T, as well as the Package Sport Chronograph, with digital and analog clocks and additional driving modes. Rear-wheel steering will be an option.

Thanks to the standard rear-seat removal package (however, rear seats can be added to the rear as a free option), reduced soundproofing, lighter seats, thinner glass and a more compact battery, the 911 Carrera The T drops 100 lb from the base 911’s curb weight, tipping the scales at 3,254 lb.

2023 Porsche 911 Carrera BILLION

2023 Porsche 911 Carrera BILLION

Porsche says the 911 Carrera T will sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds, but opting for a dual-clutch transmission reduces that time to 3.8 seconds. Regardless of powertrain, the sports car is capable of reaching speeds of 181 mph.

The latest 911 Carrera T shouldn’t be hard to spot thanks to a drawing along the bottom of the door showing the model’s name. Badges also adorn the rear of the car. The mirror housing is painted in contrasting onyx gray. The T models also get 20-inch Carrera S front and 21-inch rear wheels painted in Titanium Gray. The staggered wheels are rubber coated 245/35 at the front and 305/30 at the rear.

2023 Porsche 911 Carrera BILLION

2023 Porsche 911 Carrera BILLION

Inside, the 911 Carrera T features a GT Sport steering wheel and 4-way adjustable sports seats with additional shoulder support. The trim is finished in matte black with high-gloss black patches around the cabin. The optional interior package adds Stone Gray or Lizard Green seat belts, center seat stripes, contrast stitching and embroidered 911 logos on the headrests.

2023 Porsche 911 Carrera BILLION

2023 Porsche 911 Carrera BILLION

Those who want some extra creature comforts or a more punchy ride on their 911 Carrera T can opt for the 18-way adaptive sports seats or the lightweight bucket seats covered in microfiber. Porsche notes that the rear seats cannot be optionally fitted with carbon fiber bucket seats. Leather is on the options list and will cover the center console, dashboard, door panels, armrests and seats.

Standard exterior colors include Jet Black, Gentian Blue, Ice Gray and GT Silver, but Chalk, Ruby Star Neo, Carmine Red, Shark Blue, and Python Green are available as specialty colors. For the first time, Porsche will give buyers access to Program “Draw by pattern” with the 911 Carrera T, will offer another 110 colors.

Porsche doesn’t announce pricing for the options, but those in the market for a 911 know they won’t come cheap


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