- A GT3 Touring without the price… or the engine
- Seven-speed manual standard
- The order books are now open, priced at $280,600.
The 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T has adopted a badge synonymous with the sports car, following the Macan T’s market launch in Australia.
The ‘T’ stands for Touring, and it supposedly builds on the standard Carrera 2 with some optional driver-oriented options. The top splashed out at $280,600 before on-road costs.
First, the base Carrera 283kW/450Nm The 3.0-litre turbo-petrol flat-six is mated to a seven-speed manual transmission instead of the eight-speed PDK auto.
The Carrera T commands considerably more money than the base Carrera ($21,500), but the more powerful manual undercuts the Carrera 2 S by $17,500.
With its lowered PASM suspension, sports exhaust and bucket seats the Carrera T may be the perfect 911 for those who can’t step up to the $388,600 GT3 Touring or 911 GTS.
Australian Porsche dealers are now accepting orders for the 2023 911 Carrera T.
What makes Carrera T special?
Porsche has tailored the Carrera T options for the enthusiast driver – hence the standard manual transmission.
Chassis tweaks include standard adaptive PASM suspension (not available on the standard 911 Carrera), a 10mm ride height drop, a mechanical rear differential and reduced sound insulation.
Inside, it gets standard-fit four-way adjustable sports bucket seats, lightweight window glass and a 12-volt battery, Sport Chrono Package and a louder exhaust system.
The result is a 911 that has all the creature comforts you need but tips the scales at 1470kg, which isn’t a 40kg saving over the base 911.
|Porsche 911 Carrera T features|
|Matrix LED headlights|
|20-inch front/21-inch rear Carrera S wheels|
|4-Way Electric ‘Sports Seat Plus’|
|Lightweight window glass|
|A lightweight 12V battery|
|‘PTV’ Mechanical Rear LSD|
|Sport Chrono Package|
|GT sports steering wheel|
|Outer black package|
|10.9-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay|
|Bose sound system|
|Front and rear parking sensors|
The 911 T offers more options to allow customization. These include the Carrera T Interior Pack which brings contrast seat belts and stitching to both. Lizard green or slate gray.
Those looking for more long-distance comfort can opt for 18-way power seats and an extended leather package – while for track rats, Porsche also offers lightweight fixed bucket seats with ‘RaceTex’ upholstery. .
Porsche offers a range of paint colors as standard, including Guards Red, but you can pay a bit more for metallic Jensen Blue and Ice Gray or Python Green (pictured) or the 911 GT3’s Hero Shark Blue hue. can go.
The 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T is available to order now.