Earlier, the Touring name made its way to the 911 GT3 lineup in the form of a new package that toned down the GT3’s appearance without taking away its performance. Today, Porsche spreads the Touring love to the base 911 Carrera with the Carrera T model.
In terms of appearance, the Carrera T sets itself apart from the base 911 Carrera with its aerodynamically optimized front spoiler lip, Agate Grey SportDesign side-view mirrors, 20-inch Carrera S wheels in Titanium Grey, a stripe with the “Carrera T” designation on it, Agate Grey-finished rear decklid grill louvers, Porsche logo type and “911 Carrera T” badge, and black exhaust tips on the standard Sport Exhaust System.
Inside, the interior is set off with its four-way power Sport Seats Plus with Sport-Tex center inserts, black embroidered “911” logos on the headrests, a GT Sport Steering wheel with a leather rim, short shifter, red-embossed shift pattern, and more.
Powering the Carrera T is the same 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six engine with 370 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque. However, backing up this engine is a revised six-speed manual gearbox with a shorter ratio, allowing for a 0.1-second quicker 0-to-60 time of 4.3 seconds. Top speed with the manual transmission rings in at 182 mph. With the optional dual-clutch transmission, the sprint to is four seconds and top speed is 180 mph.
The Porsche 911 Carrera T is available for order now and should arrive in March 2018. Pricing starts from $102,100, which is an $11,000 price hike over the base 911 Carrera.