2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T

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in Midsize coupes
2019 MODEL
$102,100

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Detailed Review

There is a 911 for every mood and that can be said by the invention of Carrera T. This Carrera is specially curated for the men who love to dwell on the highways. Packed with the same engine as the base Carrera, this Porsche feels well-connected to the driver.

The latest 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T is backed by a 3.0L Twin-Turbo Flat-Six Engine. While the base model offers 370 hp of power and 331 lb.-ft. of torque, the S trims pack 420 hp and 368 lb.-ft. of power and torque, respectively.

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Pros

Powerful engine

Stylish and elegant cabin

Luxurious interior

Iconic body styling

Cons

Rear seating lacks comfort and is somewhat unusable

What's New?

3.0 S Powerkit, Now Available!

Airier Cabin

Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$103400

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

horsepower

370 hp @ 6,500 rpm

torque

331 lb.-ft. @ 1,700 rpm

transmission

7-speed manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

96.5 in.

length

178.2 in.

width

71.5 in.

height

50.6 in.

capacity

payload capacity

991 lbs.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T in Alloy Silver Metallic color  2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T in Black Obsidian color  2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T in Lava Orange color  2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T in Guards Red color  2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T in Carmine Red color
Alloy Silver Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T Base

Base

power
370-hp @ 6,500 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6
mpg
19 combined

$102,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M) Starting at $102,100 MSRP (16 mpg/19/25 mpg) 370-hp @ 6,500 rpm, 3 L, H-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6
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7-speed manual rear wheel drive 4 NA

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial Last updated 26 days ago

Porsche 911 Carrera T is one of the most elegant and reliable rides to offer riders the real feel of speed. In its segment, the racing car competes with the likes of Audi R8, Nissan GT-R, and Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT. Even though its power and torque capabilities are less than the competitors, Porsche 911 Carrera T is one of the cheapest buys with a stylish build, a lucrative fuel economy, and an impeccable racing car disposition.

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T Features

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T is available in 8 trim levels: the Carrera T, Carrera T Cabriolet, Carrera T S, Carrera T S Cabriolet, Carrera T 4, Carrera T 4 Cabriolet, Carrera T 4S, and Carrera T 4S Cabriolet. Each Porsche 911 Carrera T trim packs a 3.0L Twin-Turbo Flat-Six Engine. However, the power and torque delivered are of two types.

The engine delivers 370 hp and 331 lb.-ft. torque in models Carrera T, Carrera T Cabriolet, Carrera T 4, and Carrera T 4 Cabriolet. For rest of the trims, the engine delivers 420 hp and 368 lb.-ft. of torque. All cabriolet trims come with a convertible feature.

Trims

Carrera T

Carrera T Cabriolet

MSRP

$91,100

$103,400

Features

Carrera T models are rear-wheel-drive coupes and are equipped with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine (370 hp, 331 lb-ft). A seven-speed manual gearbox is standard; the PDK dual-clutch automatic is optional.

Features Same as Carrera T Plus:

Convertible Feature

Pricing options for the base model Porsche 911 Carrera T starts from $91,100. The most need to be expensed for the Carrera T 4S Cabriolet trim, which starts from $124,300. All-wheel drive and a 7-speed manual gearbox are standard across all Porsche 911 Carrera T trims. All S trims have larger brakes, 20-inch wheels and a limited-slip differential. Active stabilizer bars, sports suspension, and rear-wheel steering system are option feats on the S models.

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2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T Engine

Engine and Transmission

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T makes use of a Twin-Turbocharged 3.0L Boxer 6-Cylinder engine. The drivetrain in all Porsche 911 Carrera T trims is Rear-Wheel Drive, or better known as RWD. The power and torque delivered by the engine are different for Carrera T base trims and Carrera T S trims. For the former, the power and torque are 370 hp and 331 lb.-ft. While for the latter, the engine delivers 420 hp and 368 lb.-ft. of torque.

Models

Porsche 911 Carrera T

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Audi R8

MSRP

$91,100

$124,400

$99,990

$164,900

Engine

Twin-Turbocharged 3.0L Boxer 6 Cylinder

Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo

3.8L twin-turbocharged 24-valve V6

5.2L FSI dual-injection V10

Drive Train

RWD

RWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

7-Speed Manual

7-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

Power

370 hp

469 hp @ 6000 rpm

565 hp @ 6,800 rpm

540 hp @ 78,00 rpm

Torque

331 lb-ft

465 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm

467 lb-ft @ 5,800 rpm

398 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm

Acceleration

Having a 4.4 seconds acceleration time for hitting the 60 MPH mark is impressive. However, it is the slowest among the competition, led by Nissan GT-R with 2.9 seconds. The same feat is 3.5 seconds and 3.9 seconds for Audi R8 and Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT, respectively.

Models

Porsche 911 Carrera T

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Audi R8

0-60 MPH

4.4 sec

3.9 sec

2.9 sec

3.5 sec

Quarter mile

 

11.4 sec

16.0 sec

10.9 sec

Engine

3.0L

4.0L

3.8L

5.2L

Emission

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.7

9.8

9.8

10.4

Having a 7.7 CO2 emission rating is a relief and the best one can get in the segment. While the Nissan GT-R and Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT tie at 9.8, Audi R8 has the highest CO2 emission value of 10.4.

Ride and Handling

Riding the Porsche 911 Carrera T has always been a joy for the lovers of speed. Officially known as the Porsche Active Suspension Management, driver-adjustable adaptive dampers are available in all 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T trims. It offers two modes, Normal and Sports.

Moreover, Carrera T offers brake-based torque vectoring and rear-wheel steering. These are excellent agility-enhancing options without losing control, even to the slightest. The one-of-its-kind power-steering system in 911 Carrera T delivers a steady road feel. Also, the driver gets precise info on the situation of the front tires.

Braking

Porsche 911 Carrera T features a well-balanced braking system. Both the front and the rear brakes are 13 inches. This is the smallest brake size in the competition. Nissan GT-R has the most brake size, 15.4 inches and 15.0 inches for the front and rear brakes, respectively.

Model

Porsche 911 Carrera T

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Audi R8

Brake Front(in)

13.0

14.2

15.4

14.4

Brake Rear(in)

13.0

14.2

15.0

14.0

Curb weight(lbs)

3153

3682

3929

3737

60-0 MPH (ft.)

 

96

94

96

Curb weight of Porsche 911 Carrera T is one of its best features, a mere total of 3153 lbs. This is 529, 584 and 776 lbs. less than that of AMG-GT, Audi R8, and Nissan GT-R, respectively. Therefore, the lighter build grants better braking capability to the coupe.

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T Fuel Economy

Obviously, fuel economy doesn't factor in purchasing high-performance cars to the likes of Porsche 911 Carrera T. Nonetheless, having an above average economy is certainly better. The latest entry into the Porsche 911 Carrera T delivers a 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on highways. Together, it delivers an impressive fuel economy of 23 mpg, which is far better than its contemporaries.

Model

Porsche 911 Carrera T

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Audi R8

MPG (city)

20

16

16

14

MPG (highway)

29

21

22

22

MPG (combined)

23

18

18

17

While the Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT and Nissan GT-R deliver a combined fuel economy of 18 mpg, Audi R8 max out on 17 mpg.

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T Interior

Seating and Comfort

The 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T ties with the Nissan GT-R in terms of passenger capacity, which is 4. Audi R8 and Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT can accommodate only 2 persons. The Porsche 911 Carrera T has a well-built and comfortable passenger volume of 70 ft. cube. This is much greater than the 50 ft. cube offered by R8. Nonetheless, Nissan GT-R and Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT offers more passenger volume of 79 and 86 ft. cube, respectively.

Model

Porsche 911 Carrera T

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Audi R8

Passenger capacity

4

2

4

2

Passenger Volume (ft cube)

70.0

86

79

50

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

N/A

39.5/55.6/45.2

38.1/54.3/44.6

38.5/55.1/40.9

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

N/A

N/A

26.4/50.0/26.4

N/A

Model

Porsche 911 Carrera T

Mercedes AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Audi R8

Weight % (Front)

43

47

54

44

Weight % (Rear)

57

53

46

56

Infotainment System

The infotainment system integrated to the Porsche 911 Carrera T is almost monochromatic and chic. It blends in effortlessly with other controls on the dashboard. While navigating the several available menus are easy, the display performance is somewhat snippy at times. The 2017 iteration of the Carrera T introduced simplified on-screen menu and on-screen shortcuts, which are now enhanced.

Interior Features

The interior of the Carrera T is specifically designed to allow the passengers to enjoy the coupe's powerful performance. And with each iteration, it keeps on getting better and better. The inside of the 2019 avatar of the legendary sports car features:

  • Several new two-tone seat options, including Black and Chalk with Guards Red stitching
  • Greater customization with Porsche's Exclusive program
  • Enhanced interior air filter
  • A new page in the instrument digital readout, displaying cabin air circulation

Cargo Capacity

Cargo capacity isn't much of a concern in sports cars. For Porsche 911 Carrera T, it is merely 5.1 cube ft. This is less than the competition, where Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT has the most of 10.1 cube ft. Audi R8 and Nissan GT-R offer a cargo volume of 8.0 and 8.8 cube ft., respectively.

Model

Porsche 911 Carrera T

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Audi R8

Volume (cube ft)

5.1

10.1

8.8

8.0

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T Exterior

Dimension and Weight

Porsche 911 Carrera T flaunts to have the lightest build, with a total curb weight of 3153 lbs. This is over 500 lbs. less than the Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT and even lesser than that of Audi R8 and Nissan GT-R. Dimension-wise, Carrera T has 177.1 inches, 71.2 inches and 50.9 inches of length, width and height, respectively. The length and width of Carrera T are less than that of AMG-GT and GT-R but greater than that of the sleek Audi R8.

Model

Porsche 911 Carrera T

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Audi R8

curb weight(lbs)

3153

3682

3929

3737

Length(in)

177.1

179.0

185.4

174.3

Width(in)

71.2

76.3

74.6

46.4

Height(in)

50.9

49.6

53.9

48.8

Ground clearance(in)

4.3

4.9

4.3

4.3

Wheel base(in)

96.5

103.5

109.4

104.3

Track width(in) F/R

60.7/59.8

66.1/65.0

62.6/63.3

64.5/63.0

Exterior Features

The Porsche 911 offers a great amount of variation in Carrera T and Carrera T S trims, however, the iconic shape remains the same. Enduring an entire half-century is something remarkable that the Carrera T body styling has achieved. It is actually a mesh of coupe, convertible and Targa body styles. New to the exterior of the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T is:

  • A unique graphic on the side
  • Front lip spoiler and gray exterior mirror caps
  • 20-inch wheels option
  • A new white hue, dubbed Chalk available for $3150

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T Safety

Safety and reliability are of essence to any sports car, to which the Porsche 911 Carrera T is no exception. In addition to having 4-wheel ABS, the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T comes with 4-wheel disc brakes. Brakes assist and electronic stability control are also available in addition to the DRL (Daytime Running Lights).

Additionally, the racing coupe has auto-leveling headlights, blind spot monitor and lane departure warning system as important safety measures.

Safety Features

  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Auto-Leveling Headlights
  • Lane Departure Warning

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T Competition

Audi R8

Audi R8 is one of the costlier racing car options, priced at $164,900. However, it is worth that money especially because of its powerful 5.2L FSI engine that delivers 540 hp of power and 398 lb.-ft. of torque. The 0-60 MPH acceleration time is also impressive at 3.5 seconds. Moreover, it makes a quarter-mile distance in just 10.9 seconds, best than any other racing coupe.

The CO2 emission rating of 10.4 is an issue. Additionally, it is one of the heaviest racing cars with a bulky curb weight of 3737 lbs.

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT is capable to deliver 469 hp of solid power and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. All thanks to the Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 bi-turbo engine. Acceleration time of 3.9 seconds from 0-60 MPH isn't impressive and a CO2 emission value of 9.8 is not also good. However, it has a great ground clearance of 4.9 inches, about 0.6 inches more than that of the 911 Porsche Carrera T.

Nissan GT-R

Pricing options for Nissan GT-R start from $99,990. This is about $9k more than that of the Carrera T but cheaper than most other racing coupes. With the 3.8L twin-turbocharged 24-valve V6 engine, it is capable of delivering excellent power and torque performance. Moreover, the 0-60 MPH acceleration feat of 2.9 seconds is among the best.

GT-R takes about 16 seconds to cover a quarter-mile distance, which is a shame compared to its lightning-quick acceleration. Moreover, the curb weight of 3929 makes it one of the heavier racing coupes in the market.

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T Final Verdict

The 2019 Porsche Carrera T remains a Carrera from the heart but with a lot of modifications. T in this model stands for Touring so Porsche made it very clear that this is not a collector's car.