BRAD ANDERSON wrote:Porsche has kept its promise of making more enthusiast-oriented models by taking the wraps off the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T.
The Carrera T (Touring) could be considered as a budget 911 R and takes inspiration from the 911 T of 1968, retaining the twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six of the regular Carrera, rather than receiving a motorsport-inspired naturally-aspirated engine like the R.
Nevertheless, the car still delivers a respectable 370 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque between 1750 rpm and 5000 rpm. When equipped with the standard manual transmission, the Carrera T reaches 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.3 seconds, 0.1 seconds quicker than the standard 911 Carrera and a 182 mph top speed. Select for the optional PDK transmission and the 0-60 mph time falls to 4.0 seconds flat while the top speed drops to 180 mph.
Elsewhere, the car includes a mechanical rear differential lock, PASM Sport Suspension and the option of rear-wheel steering.
Visually, the Carrera T is differentiated from the rest of the 911 family thanks to new badging, subtle black exterior graphics, custom seat trimmings and door opener loops rather than handles in the cabin. Thanks to a reduction in sound insulation, the Carrera T weighs 3,142 lbs.
Order books for the model have opened in the U.S. with prices starting at $102,100, excluding the $1,050 delivery, processing, and handling fee.
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