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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T is the No Frills 911 You’ve Been Waiting For

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The new 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T is the lightest model in the 911 Carrera range.

Based on the 370-horsepower 911 Carrera Coupe, the Carrera T aims to reinvigorate the concept of the puristic 911 T model from 1968. The “T” stands for Touring and offers less weight, a manual transmission with a shorter constant transaxle ratio, and a standard mechanical rear differential lock. As a result, Porsche says “performance and driving pleasure are heightened.”

The model also comes with features that are not found on the standard 911 Carrera, including the PASM Sport Suspension that lowers the sports coupe by 0.39 inches (10 mm). There’s also a shortened gear lever with an embossed shift pattern in red, and seat centers made of Sport-Tex material in the cabin. Available as an option is rear-axle steering, which is not available on the standard 911 Carrera.

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Helping shed weight are a rear windshield and rear side windows made of lightweight glass, while door opener loops on the inside replace conventional door openers. Sound insulation has also been reduced, just like in the 911 GTS models. All told, the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T tips the scales at 3,142 pounds.

The model comes with 20-inch Carrera S wheels painted in Titanium Grey, while a stripe bearing the model’s designation can be found on the side profile. The SportDesign exterior mirrors feature an Agate Grey finish, along with the louvers of the rear decklid grill, the Porsche logotype, and the model designation “911 Carrera T.” Exterior color options include Lava Orange, Black, Guards Red, Racing Yellow, White, and Miami Blue, while metallic colors of Carrera White, Jet Black, and GT Silver are available.

Along with 370 hp, the 911 Carrera T boasts 339 pound-feet of torque, resulting in a zero-to-60 mph time of 4.3 seconds. The manual model has a top track speed of 182 mph. Those opting for the PDK will get a zero-to-60 time of four-seconds flat, and a top track speed of 180 mph.

Pricing starts from $103,150 including destination and it will start arriving dealerships in the U.S. by March 2018.

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