2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T Sports Coupe

It’s OK if you can’t shell out US$220,000+ for a Porsche 911 GT3 RS because there is an equally cool Porsche 911 that cost about half the price and it is the 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T.

2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T Sports Coupe

In addition to a starting price of just US$118,050, the new Porsche 911 Carrera T stood out with some pretty serious weight-saving measures – which include ditching the rear seats, reduced insulation, and the use of lightweight glass and a lightweight battery – making a lightweight sports car.

All told the new Carrera tips the scales at just 1,470 kilograms (3,240 pounds) making it the lightest series 911 with an entry-level engine.

There is no “G” in this Carrera. It has just a “T”, which stands for touring and “describes models that offer a purist driving experience with exceptionally sporty equipment.”

2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T Sports Coupe
The new Porsche 911 Carrera T sits squarely between the 911 Carrera and the 911 Carrera S.

For the purest and most unadulterated driving pleasure, the Carrera T comes outfitted with a seven-speed manual gearbox, augmented by Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical rear differential lock.

There is an eight-speed PDK too for those who want it. No judgment here. I know how PDK could be quicker but nothing beats the feeling of manually manipulating the gears as you cruise along a winding road.

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The 7-speed stick shifter is paired with a Biturbo, flat-six engine producing 379 HP and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque, which enables it a century sprint of 4.5 seconds (or 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds) before topping out at 291 km/h (180 mph).

2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T Sports Coupe

In addition to PASM sports suspension with 10-mm-lowering, the 911 Carrera T also comes with the Sport Chrono package as standard.

Other highlights include a GT sports steering wheel, sports exhaust system with high-gloss black tailpipes, four-way electric Sports Seats Plus, and T-specific 20- and 21-inch Titanium Grey Carrera S wheels in front and back, respectively, wrapped in 245/35 (front) and 305/30 (back) rubbers.

You can learn more about the 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T Sports Coupe at its official product page where you can also configure your dream driving machine for a starting price of US$118,050.

2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T Sports Coupe
2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T Sports Coupe
2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T Sports Coupe

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