2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T: The Lightweight 911 For Porsche Purists

The Carrera T is yet another 911 variant, but this is now the lightest 911 Carrera you can buy.

Because of the huge success of the 911 R, Porsche suddenly has a renewed focus on cars that are built especially for enjoyment on the road, not all out times on the track.

The new 911 GT3 is available with a touring package, which removes the rear wing and can only be optioned with the manual gearbox. Now, if you can’t afford the screaming new GT3, there’s a more affordable option: the Carrera T.

While it’s pictured above with Porsche’s PCM system deleted, that will not be an option for cars bound for the US.

That all brings weight down to 3,142 pounds, the least of all the 911 Carreras (the 911 GT3 weighs in at 3,116 pounds). 

The engine is the same 3.0 liter twin-turbo flat-six that’s in the 911 Carrera, which means it has 370 horsepower and 339 lb.-ft. of torque. With the standard seven-speed manual, it gets to 60 in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 182. The optional PDK model is a bit quicker, at four seconds to 60 (and a 180 mph top speed), but if you’re buying the lightest, purist 911, why not get it with the manual gearbox?


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