Porsche gives the 911 Carrera a 20kg diet and calls it ‘T’

Do you need a 911 just off a diet? One that has lost 20-kg? A 911 closer to a GT version?

Well, Porsche is reviving one of its 911 models for the puristic, a model to rekindle memories of the 1968 911 T: less weight and rear-wheel drive with mechanical rear differential lock for an enhanced performance and intense driving pleasure.

The new model’s unique appearance is based on the current 911 Carrera but with an engine that delivers 370hp.

The 911 Carrera T – at Porsche, “T” stands for Touring, also boasts several other equipment features not available for the 911 Carrera, including the PASM sports chassis as standard, lowered by 20mm, the weight-optimised Sport Chrono Package and Sport-Tex seat centres.

The rear-axle steering, which is not available for the 911 Carrera, is available as an option for the 911 Carrera T.

Every aspect of the equipment in the 911 Carrera T is designed to optimise sportiness and deliver lightweight construction: The rear window and rear side windows are made from lightweight glass and the door trims feature opening loops.

Sound absorption has been largely reduced too. The rear seats have been omitted along with the Porsche Communication Management (PCM), though both are still available on request at no additional cost.

The result of the lightweight construction measures: At an unladen weight of 1,425kg, the two-seater is 20kg lighter than a 911 Carrera with comparable equipment.

Drive It

20kg might not sound like a lot when the driver is an overweight rich person with too much money and the need to have a special car.

But we are quite sure it will be the slim, fit millionaires that will be ordering this lean 911 as they will appreciate the weight loss.

It’s quicker, feels nimbler and seems to take to corners with added zest. This is more than just a “T”, it’s a 911 built for drivers.

When and how much

The Porsche 911 Carrera T is available right now and is ready for order. In Germany, the price will be EUR 107,553 and once in Malaysia, you will be looking at a price close to what you have available in your piggy bank right now Mr Millionaire.

Porsche 911 Touring Specifications

Engine: 6-cylinder twin turbo

Capacity: 2991cc

Gearbox: 7-speed PDK

Max power: 370bhp @ 6500rpm

Max torque: 450Nm @ 1700-5000rpm

Top Speed: 290km/h

0-100 km/h: 4.5 secs

Selling Price: TBA

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