2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T: High Performance at (Kinda) Lower Price

The 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T seen from a front quarter angleIf you couldn’t quite find the car you wanted among the 24 trim levels of 2023 Porsche 911 available last week, we have great news for you. There’s now a 25th model in the configurator.

Never let anyone tell you Porsche doesn’t give you options.

The Porsche 911 Carrera T slots below the Carrera S but above the Carrera 4, and we’ll give you a minute to adjust your spreadsheet.

Back? OK. The Carrera T starts at $116,600, plus $1,450 for delivery, processing, and handling. Porsche says the T stands for Touring “and describes models that offer a purist driving experience with exceptionally sporty equipment.”

The 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T seen in profile

Delete Rear Seats, Add Torque Vectoring

It’s a performance model, coming only in rear-wheel drive. The Carrera T strips some weight from the standard 911 – losing the rear seats and some sound insulation and even mounting thinner glass. It gets a 7-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox for the same price.

The T uses the same 3.0-liter flat-6 engine found in the Carrera, making 379 horsepower.

It also borrows a few tricks from the more costly Carrera S. They include a limited-slip differential, a torque-vectoring system, and an adaptive sport suspension that keeps it 10 mm closer to the ground than the standard 911.

“On request, Porsche says, “the Carrera T can also be ordered with the optional rear-axle steering, which is also normally reserved for models from the Carrera S and up.”

The interior of the 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T

Porsche estimates the 911 Carrera T will get from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds with the manual transmission or 3.8 with the automatic.

Visually, it sits on staggered wheels – 21 inches in the back and 20 up front – painted glossy dark gray. The mirror caps are the same gray. The Carrera T model name appears low on the doors. The interior is a mix of dark gray and matte black but can be made more interesting with bright green seatbelts.

The configurator lists 12 colors. But the Carrera T is part of Porsche’s new Paint to Sample program, which, the company says, “offers paintwork in over 110 available color tones.”

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