The Porsche 911 continues to prove its supremacy among drivers’ cars.
Today, it remains one of the world’s favorite sports cars, and that’s because the Porsche 911 came into the world as a car that was built purely for performance driving pleasure. The powerful, rear-engined formula of the car has remained today at the top of the performance car world, and with the new Porsche 911 Carrera T, we are reminded of why. The new Carrera T uses the letter to stand for “touring,” and with a lightweight setup, optimized sound, and improved suspension, touring is what it’s perfect for.
What’s special about the new 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T?
The car comes standard with a Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) sport suspension, lowering the ride height by 10 millimeters compared to the regular suspension. It also comes with two available gearboxes: an 8-speed PDK and a 7-speed manual. In addition, the rear seats are removed for lighter weight, and reduced insulation lowers the weight and improves the engine note.
Where does the new 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T fit in the 911 lineup?
Where the new Carrera T stands is in between the 911 Carrera and the 911 Carrera S. It comes with the Carrera’s 379-horsepower twin-turbocharged flat-six engine, and has the ability to get from 0-60 in under 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 180 mph. Much of the sports-focused equipment offered for the Carrera T marks the first time that said equipment is offered with the Carrera’s engine. It also can be ordered with rear-axle steering, which was previously only available for Carrera S, and models above that. In addition, the Carrera T is lighter than the base Carrera 911 and offers the manual transmission discontinued for the Carrera.
What’s the history of the “Touring” Porsche?
The concept of the “touring” model has been a part of Porsche’s and the 911’s history for quite some time. The first Porsche 911 T was introduced in 1968 and sold until 1973, and was reintroduced in 2017 as the 911 Carrera T in the 991 generation. The concept of a lighter, sportier, driver-focused Porsche carried on to the 718 Cayman T and 718 Boxster T, as well as the Macan T, and even the ludicrously-powerful Porsche 911 GT3 is offered with a Touring package.
When can I get the 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T?
Orders are open now for the car, and dealers in the US will start to see the new Porsche 911 Carrera T on their lots in Spring 2023.
How much does the Porsche 911 Carrera T cost?
The new Porsche 911 Carrera T comes with an MSRP of $116,600, plus a $1,450 fee for delivery, processing, and handling.