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October 20, 2022

Porsche Expands The 911 Family Alphabet With The 2023 911 Carrera T

Porsche is adding a new letter to the 911 family with the re-introduction to the 911 Carrera T. Standing for “Touring,” this new package is meant to provide an enhanced level of everyday driving pleasure and performance.

Slotting between the base 911 Carrera and the 911 Carrera S, the 911 Carrera T packs a twin-turbo flat-6 generating 385 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. The century sprint comes in just 5 seconds, while terminal velocity tops out at 291 km/h. It also has a Sport Exhaust System as standard.

However, setting this variant of the 911 apart from the 911 Carrera is the standard mechanical limited slip differential (LSD) with Porsche Torque Vectoring. Another feature not available on the 911 Carrera but available as an optional extra for the Carrera T is rear axle steering. It also comes with the Sport Chrono package and the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) sport suspension, the latter of which is an option for the higher variant 911 Carrera S.

Compared to the base 911 Carrera, the 911 Carrera T is about 45 kilograms lighter and sits 10 mm lower to the ground. The weight savings are down to the deletion of the rear seats (it can be put back as a no cost option), a smaller battery, thinner glass, and the reduced level of sound insulation.

The 911 Carrera T wears wheels meant for the Carrera S—20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the back. The front is fitted with 245/35R20 tires, while at the back, it grows to 305/30R21s. The exterior differentiation is capped by the dark gray accents and badging.

Inside, it gets a GT Sport steering wheel, four-way adjustable Sport Seats Plus bucket seats. An optional Carrera T Interior Package adds seat belts in Slate Grey or Lizard Green, stripes on the seat centers in one of these colors, decorative stitching and 911 logos in the headrests. Floor mats with logos and stitching in Lizard Green or Slate Grey are also part of this optional package.

For Porschephiles, this isn’t the first time the brand used the “T” designation on their cars. It’s rooted in the homologation of the 911 T as a touring car in 1968. The original 911 T was offered until 1973. In 2017, Porsche revived this particularly pure and light 911 variant in the 991-model line. Since then, the concept has successfully been implemented in other model lines with the 718 Cayman T, 718 Boxster T, and Macan T.

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