Porsche has been submerged in the container of pieces created by the renowned 911 R and more recently unveiled the 911 GT3 of Turns in the development of the most recent in a long line of 911 models – the new 911 Carrera T (for Touring).
Conceived as a back-to-basics model based on the standard 911 Carrera, the 911 Carrera T relive the purist approach he brought to the previous 911 models, including its namesake from 1968, the 911 T, with a stripped interior and the adoption of a number of performance enhancing features that are typically not available on the 911 Carrera, in an attempt to improve its dynamic properties, and provide a more visceral driving experience.
Available to order now ahead of a planned start for uk deliveries in January, the new 911 Carrera T differs from its siblings by a series of subtle exterior styling changes, including an altered front bumper with a more prominent splitter element, gray metallic exterior mirror housings, 20-inch alloy wheels, reworked slats on the engine cover and centrally mounted in the exhaust pipe hurts black.
Buyers can choose between nine different exterior colors, including Black, Lava Orange, Guards Red, Racing Yellow, White and Miami Blue, as well as metallic Carrara White, jet Black and GT Silver.
In the interior there is a bound in leather GT sports steering wheel, decorative trims on the dashboard, lightweight four seats are electronically adjustable with the so-called Sport-Tex, the fabric upholstery and 911 logos on the headrest and shortens the gear lever when it is specified with the standard manual gearbox.
Between the weight of the savings initiatives put in the new 911 model door with ornaments made of nylon open-loop, lightweight glass for the rear and the rear windows, the largest reduction in the material of sound absorption within the body structure as well as the removal of the rear seats.
There is also a delete option on the Porsche Communication Management system.
Despite the focus on weight savings, Porsche has given the 911 Carrera T, with a number of features that are not available for the 911 Carrera, including a standard PASM sports suspension, which lowers the height of 20 mm buyers can also option the new car with the rear of the steering wheel.
The result is a claimed kerb weight of 1425kg, some 20 kg less than the 911 Carrera.
The 911 Carrera T is powered by the same turbocharged 3.0-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder petrol engine as the standard 911 Carrera. Develops 365bhp to 6500rpm, to bring Zuffenhausen’s new back-to-basics model with a power of two ratio of the weight 256.1 bhp per ton. By comparison, the more equipped standard brother features 252.6 bhp per ton.
Torque, meanwhile, rises up to a peak of 332lb ft between 1750 and 5000rpm.
Continuing with the purist theme, drive is channeled through a standard seven-speed manual gearbox imbued with minor proportions of the unit used by the 911 Carrera as well as a mechanical locking differential to the rear wheels. A seven-speed dual-clutch PDK automatic with a launch control mode also will be offered from the start of sales.
Porsche claims a 0 to 62 mph time of 4.5 sec, which is 0.1 seconds in the interior of the hour of the 911 Carrera, in the standard manual guise. It also says that the 911 Carrera T reaches 124mph from standstill in 15.1 sec.
When equipped with the optional dual-clutch gearbox, the 0 to 62 mph and 0-124mph times drop to 4.2 sec and 14.5 sec., respectively.
Porsche claims both gearboxes provide the most recent in a long line of 911 models with a theoretical maximum speed of over 180 mph. The model, when on sale, starts from £85,576 in the united kingdom, and the deliveries will start in January 2018.
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