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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T confirmed

New back to basics Porsche 911 variant coming

Porsche 911 Carrera T

A stripped-down version of the Porsche 911 will be available next year with the new 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T confirmed this morning by the German sports car maker.

Paying tribute to the 911 T model from 1968, the 2018 version will be the lightest car in the current 911 range and tips the scales at just 1425kg (around 55kg lighter than a standard 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera).

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Porsche 911 carrera t interiorThe weight reduction achieved by swapping out standard glass for lightweight glass, there’s also less sound insulation material and the interior door openers are replaced by opener loops.

The model also gets lowered suspension (down 10mm), optional rear-axle steering, manual transmission with shorter constant transaxle ratio, and mechanical rear differential lock.

All that adds up to just a 4.3 second sprint to 100km/h – 0.1 seconds quicker than a standard 911 Carrera.

There’s also a more aggressive front spoiler, ‘Agate Grey’ wing mirrors, titanium grey 20” Carrera S wheels, black exhaust tips and distinctive decals and stripes.

On the inside, Porsche has confirmed the 911 T will boast a shortened gear lever with embossed shift pattern in red, and seat centres made of Sport-Tex material.

Porsche 911 carrera t rearLanding in U.S. Porsche dealerships in March 2018, we will keep you updated with further info around Australian availability as more details on the 2018 911 Carrera T come to hand.

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