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2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T Revealed, Priced for Australia

The Porsche 911 remains the most versatile sports car in the planet and you can get any 911 that fits your driving style from a track-day monster like the new GT3 RS to a simple Carrera S. However, the new 911 Carrera T hits the sweet spot in terms of a hardcore driver’s 911 but without the track-day vibe which the GT3 and the GT3 RS exude. You can call it a GT3 without a wing or a Carrera S that’s been stripped of needless fripperies.

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Porsche 911 Carrera T | Image: Porsche

The talking point remains what you don’t get and how it alters the driving experience. The Carrera T is available with a rear-drive layout only and don’t expect to find any back seats or sound insulation in this one. The weight-saving measures also include thinner glass, a smaller battery and best of all – a standard 7-speed manual transmission.

Of course, you can get the PDK gearbox at a no-cost option but that would be missing the point, right? With less sound insulation, the twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six howl becomes your constant companion along with adding to the driving experience. Porsche has also sprinkled some GT-esque bits like the 10-mm lower suspension along with a PASM sports suspension for more driver involvement.

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Porsche 911 Carrera T | Image: Porsche

The engine makes ample power thanks to the 385 PS and 450 Nm of torque on offer while the weight-saving measures enable the car to go significantly faster as it races from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and beyond to a top speed of 291 km/h. Honestly, do you really need a 911 Turbo or a GT3 over this?

Some T-specific equipment features include 20 and 21-inch Titanium Grey Carrera S wheels wrapped around 245/35 (front) and 305/30 (rear) sized tyres along with a standard GT sports steering wheel, sports exhaust system and sports seats plus (four-way, electric). Eagle-eyed Porsche geeks would be able to spot the blackened bits and the lowered stance while the 911 shape still looks as good as ever.

The new Porsche 911 Carrera T is priced at $280,600 while buyers have the option of using the Paint to Sample programme which brings in a myriad of colours to choose from. Nestled within the vast 911 range, the Carrera T could be a hidden gem for driving enthusiasts due to its back-to-basics approach and how it puts the focus on driver involvement rather than lap times.

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Somnath Chatterjee

Somnath Chatterjee is an experience car journalist and automotive expert. His supercar reviews, interviews and industry features have appeared in global publications such as Upscale living, Robb Report and Yahoo Lifestyle Asia. Somnath specialises in luxury and lifestyle-oriented features with a focus on automobiles, aviation and luxury. He also holds a Post Graduate in International Business from the University of Dehli.