Singapore - Porsche’s 911 lineage has been regarded as the sports car that can be driven daily, which holds true especially for the standard 365hp 911 Carrera that’s positioned at the bottom of the 24 variant 991.2 generation.
Even in base form the 911 will do 100km/h in a little over four seconds and now Porsche has created another special edition of that car for the enthusiast that isn’t exactly seeking insane power - the 911 Carrera T.
Powered with the same engine as the Carrera, a twin-turbo 3.0-litre flat six with the same 365 horses and 450Nm of torque paired to the ultra competent 7-speed PDK transmission for a top speed of 291km/h.
So what’s the big difference you might ask? Well, its all in the details.
The T in the name actually stands for Touring and instead of skewing the car towards luxury, Porsche went the opposite direction.
So instead of actual door handles on the inside, you get pull straps, the glass used for the rear and rear quarter panels are thinner, sound insulation has been minimised. And just like the original 1968 Carrera T, this special edition will be the lightest in the 911 Carrera range weighing in just 1,425kg.
The Carrera T also gets a sportier suspension that’s lowered by 0.4 inches with a mechanical locking rear differential as standard. Oh did I mention the crackling and popping optional sport exhaust also comes standard on the T?
Inside the cabin you get the Carrera’s optional electrically powered Sport Seats Plus and a smaller diameter GT Sport steering wheel as standard. Outside you get matt-black 20-inch Carrera S wheels to complete the look.
On the move the Carrera T is no slouch, its acceleration is scorching fast, throttle response is lightning quick and so are steering inputs. The car tracks remarkably well at triple digit speeds while pumping the cabin in a concerto of induction and exhaust noises for your listening pleasure.
The best part is the 911 remains totally civil when you want it to be, a true everyday sports car for just about any occasion. The Carrera T truly is anything but an entry 911.