Suppose you want a Porsche 911 that combines performance, simplicity, and driving pleasure. In that case, you might want to check out the 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T. This model is inspired by the original 911 T from 1968, which stood for "Touring" and offered a stripped-down and lightweight version of the iconic sports car.
The new 911 Carrera T is positioned between the base Carrera and the Carrera S in terms of price and power. It shares the same twin-turbo six-cylinder engine from the Carrera, generating 379 hp and 331 lb.-ft. of torque. However, it also benefits from some features that are standard on the Carrera S or exclusive to the T variant.
For instance, the 911 Carrera T comes with a mechanical limited-slip differential with Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), which enhances traction and handling. It also has a sport exhaust system with black tailpipes, sport suspension with PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management), Sport Chrono Package with launch control, and dynamic engine mounts.
The most distinctive feature of the 911 Carrera T is its focus on driver engagement. It only comes as a rear-drive coupe with a back-seat delete option. It also offers a standard manual gearbox with a short gear lever for sporty and short changes. Of course, you can also opt for the PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission if you prefer faster shifts².
The exterior of the 911 Carrera T is distinguished by its Agate Grey mirror caps, side skirts and rear apron. The doors and rear lid also have "911 Carrera T" logos. The interior features black fabric seats with "911" logos on the headrests, a GT Sport steering wheel with mode switch, door pull loops instead of handles and reduced sound insulation for more engine noise¹².
The 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T will hit US dealers by Spring 2023 with an MSRP of $118,050—a $10,500 premium over the base Carrera ($107,550) and $6,400 less than the Carrera S ($124,450). This might be your ideal choice if you are looking for an affordable yet performance-minded model that delivers pure driving fun. @via Autocar.