Porsche has spilled the T on its latest 911 variant.

    The Porsche 911 Carrera T, short for ‘touring’, has been designed as a more lightweight, focused model in the Carrera family.

    It’s available to order now ahead of deliveries in mid-2023, and is priced from $280,600 before on-road costs. That slots it between the PDK-only Carrera ($259,100 before on-roads) and Carrera S ($298,100 list).

    It also makes it the most affordable 911 with a manual, undercutting the more powerful Carrera GTS manual by over $50,000.

    The rear seats can be deleted, while the amount of insulation has been reduced and a lighter battery and glass shave off more weight.

    Total unladen weight is 1470kg, making it 35kg lighter than a standard Carrera.

    While a seven-speed manual transmission is standard, an eight-speed PDK a no-cost option.

    At the rear is the standard Carrera’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre flat-six engine producing 283kW of power and 450Nm of torque, with a 0-100km/h time of 4.5 seconds – 0.3 seconds slower than the standard, PDK-only Carrera.

    The PASM sports suspension and Sport Chrono package are standard, instead of being optional as on the S. A sports exhaust is also standard.

    The Carrera T can also be specified with rear-axle steering, as seen on the Carrera S and above.

    It features 20- and 21-inch Titanium Grey Carra S wheels in 245/35 (front) and 305/30 (rear) tyres, and these tie in with dark grey accents such as the mirrors, logos, and trim strips on the rear grille.

    The exhaust outlets are finished in high-gloss black.

    Inside, the T comes standard with the GT sports steering wheel and Porsche’s four-way power ‘Sports seats Plus’, with matte black and high-gloss black accents.

    An optional Carrera T interior package adds seat belts and stitching in contrasting Slate Grey or Lizard Green, while an extended leather interior option is also available that swathes the door panels, centre console and upper dashboard in leather trim.

    Also available are 18-way power Adaptive Sports seats Plus, as well as lightweight full bucket seats with Race Tax centres.

    Standard equipment on all Australian-market Carrera T models include:

    • Matrix LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus
    • Auto-dimming mirrors with rain sensor
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Surround-view camera
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Heated seats
    • Comfort Access keyless entry
    • BOSE surround sound system
    • Digital radio

    Porsche’s Power steering Plus and adaptive cruise control are no-cost options.

    While Porsche will give buyers the option to use its Paint to Sample program, there’s a wide range of “off-the-rack” colours.

    Solid finishes consist of Black, White, Guards Red and Racing Yellow, while Jet Black, Gentian Blue, Ice Grey and GT Silver metallic finishes are also available.

    Optional ‘special’ colours consist of Crayon, Ruby Star Neo, Carmine Red, Shark Blue and Python Green.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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