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Porsche 911 Carrera T REVEALED - Less weight, more money

Porsche 911 Carrera T REVEALED - Less weight, more money

In terms of driving dynamics, the Carrera T offers a number of other improvements over the standard 911 Carrera in addition to those mentioned above.

In addition, the Carrera T throws in Porsche's active suspension system, sports exhaust, and Sport Chrono package as standard, while being lower than the base auto by 0.8 inches.

The Porsche 911 Carrera T is available to order now, with prices starting from £85,576 in the United Kingdom and deliveries commencing in January. Fuel consumption is 9.5L/100km. The rear window and rear quarter glass is lighter than a standard Carrera, conventional door openers are replaced with fabric loops, and there is less sound insulation material.

At 1425kg the Carrera T weighs approximately 20kg less than an equivalent 911 Carrera.

Identifying features of the 911 Carrera T include the legend along the lower flanks and badging on the engine cover at the rear.

In terms of design, the special 911 features 20-inch wheels, black exhaust tips for the standard sport exhaust, and a front spoiler lip created to improve aerodynamics. Porsche will offer Australian customers a range of exterior colours, comprising: Black, Lava Orange, Guards Red, Racing Yellow, White, Miami Blue, and metallic colours Carrara White, Jet Black and GT Silver.

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By the way, as told in the press center of the brand, nearly all the glazing of the Porsche 911 Carrera is made from lightweight T-glass, and the hinges for the door opening on the inner side replace conventional door locks.

And, to ensure that the new vehicle stands out from the rest of the 911 fraternity, it gets a unique front spoiler lip, the side mirror housings are finished in grey, it sits on special 20-inch alloy wheels, while round the back there's a new rear lid grille design, and the sports exhaust system is finished in black. It features a PASM Sport Suspension, which lowers the ride height by 0.39 inches.

A special, optional T interior accent package gives you flashes of red, yellow or silver on the seat belts, the 9112 logo on the head restraints, the door opening loops and the centre panels of the seats.

Add the optional double-clutch transmission, says Porsche, and those numbers come down to 4.2 and 14.5 seconds respectively. Steering actions are completed via the GT sports steering wheel with leather rim, and the mode switch provided on the steering wheel as standard allows the driver to select different driving programmes.

The new 911 Carrera T is on sale now, with Australian deliveries set to start in the second quarter of 2018. The top speed is 182 miles per hour with the manual and 180 miles per hour with the DCT.