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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T Coupe

#20
in Midsize coupes
2018 MODEL

$102,100

6.7

Overall Rating

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Overview

The Porsche 911 Carrera needs no introduction, and with so many options available in the Carrera lineup what makes the Carrera T really special is the bigger question. Well the big ‘T’ at its end is the answer to that question and you might call it a bargain for the redline GT3. The ‘T’ basically stands for Touring but the definition doesn’t really fits the Product.

The 911 Carrera T is an entry level Porsche in Carrera lineup with probably the lightest 911 body ever. The standard 911 Carrera and Carrera T are pretty much the same and even under the hood they share the same 3.0 L flat-six twin-turbo engine that produce the same 370hp but the real difference starts inside with the mirrors getting thinner, and features getting kicked out.

The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T has a price tag of $102,100 which is $11,000 costlier than the standard 911 Carrera and does not even comes with rear seat, sat-navigation, air conditioners and the funny thing is that you can get all that back for free. The 2018 911 Carrera T currently competes against Mercedes AMG GT 2dr and the 380hp Jaguar F-type, intense competition isn’t it?

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Pros

Focused Performance

Powerful Engine

Sporty Exteriors

Cons

Lacks Practicality

Less options available

What's New?

All-new for 2018 year


Features

Power

370 hp

331 lb-ft

MPG

20 city

29 hwy

Engine

Flat-6 cyl

3 l

transmission

7M

0 to 60

4.4 sec



Styles

 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T Coupe in Racing Yellow color  2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T Coupe in Jet Black Metallic color  2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T Coupe in Guards Red color  2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T Coupe in Black color  2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T Coupe in White color
Racing Yellow

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Ratings

Exterior

5.7

Engine

9.5

Interior

4.8

Fuel Economy

6.6

6.7

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T Coupe Carrera T

Carrera T

Fuel: N/A, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 2

$102,100

Configurations
Carrera T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M)
Transmission: 7M MPG: (20/23/29)

Expert Review


carhp editor Last updated 16 days ago

6.7

Overall Rating


 

9.5/10
Engine

 

6.6/10
Fuel Economy

 

4.8/10
Interior

 

5.7/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

The 911 Carrera T is an entry level Porsche in Carrera lineup with probably the lightest 911 body ever. The standard 911 Carrera and Carrera T are pretty much the same and even under the hood they share the same 3.0 L flat-six twin-turbo engine that produce the same 370hp but the real difference starts inside with the mirrors getting thinner, and features getting kicked out.

Features

The 2018 Porsche Carrera lineup has several options but the Carrera T is one of its kind. The 911 Carrera T is a performance focused Porsche and in order to make it light, Porsche actually removed everything that they felt fancy, but you can get them back without paying extra. The Carrera T has a price tag of $102,100 and offers almost the same features as the Carrera.

The Carrera T comes standard with Bi-Xenon Headlights with Xenon HID headlamps, LED daytime running light, Power steering, Power seats, manual transmission and luckily the USA version also features an infotainment system with Porsche Connect as the UK version get an in-dash hole.

Trim

Porsche 911 Carrera T 2dr

MSRP

$102,100

Key

Features

Bi-Xenon main headlights

Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp

LED daytime running lights

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Connect

BOSE Surround Sound System

Powered driver seats

Electric power steering

Tilt And Telescopic adjustment Steering Wheel

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The Carrera T is the bargain for the GT3 and keeping the same powerhouse as the standard Carrera, Porsche took out everything to reduce the weight for better performance hence, it lacks the functionality as well as the practicality of a standard Carrera which is more affordable. And if you are fine with it, you can buy the Carrera T and live happily forever.

Engine

9.5/10
“The 911 T just might be the best 911 for this road. It’s low but not too low. Its damping control is a thing of stunning effect; the softer of its two settings provided the compliance necessary to produce real grip in corners filled with chassis-twisting undulations. Its steering is something magical for a car with a rear weight bias of well over 60 percent.”-caranddriver

Engine and Transmission

The 911 Carrera T hides a turbo-charged 3.0L flat 6 engine that produces 370hp and 331 ft.-lb. of torque. The powerhouse is same as the standard Carrera but what makes it more fun is its 7-speed manual transmission, rear-wheel drivetrain, fatless body and there is also no denying to the fact that it is one the best sounding turbo engines around.

In the competition, the Porsche Carrera T is the last in the race, with the Jaguar F-type taking the second place the Mercedes AMG GT takes the lead featuring a massive 469hp, 4.0L V8 powerhouse with a 7-speed manual transmission. Just like the Carrera lineup the Jag F-type has several power options, as the 380hp variant is powerful but not as fast as the Carrera T.

Models

Porsche 911 Carrera T 2dr

Mercedes AMG GT 2dr

Jaguar F Type 380 HP 2dr

MSRP

$102,100

$112,400

$79,900

Engine

3.0L flat6

4.0L V8

3.0L V6

Transmission

7 Speed manual

7 Speed manual

8 Speed automatic

Horsepower

370 hp@6500rpm

469 hp@6000rpm

380 hp@6500rpm

Torque

331 ft-lbs@1700rpm

465 ft-lbs@1700rpm

339 ft-lbs@3500rpm

Acceleration

In the Porsche 911 Carrera lineup, there are multiple options which can offer supercar figure easily, as for the Porsche Carrera T, with its 7-speed Manual transmission the Carrera T can hit 0-60mph in just 4.4 sec. while there is no data on the quarter mile margin. Well the performance might not be impressive as others but man the way it revs to higher rpm is just awesome.

The Porsche Carrera T might be a more affordable options for the GT3 but it is not the best performing car in the whole segment. The AMG GT with its massive V8 and roadster style body races from 0-60mph in just 3.9 sec as for the Jaguar F-type, it stays behind because it has only 10hp more to compensate for 428lbs. of extra weight.

Models

Porsche 911 Carrera T 2dr

Mercedes AMG GT 2dr

Jaguar F Type 380 HP 2dr

0-60 MPH

4.4 sec

3.9 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter mile

N/A

11.4 sec

14.1 sec

Engine

3.0L flat6

4.0L V8

3.0L V6

Emission

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

7.7

9.8

N/A

Handling and Steering

The handling of the 911 Carrera T is as sensational as any other 911. It is sensitive, responsive, agile, sharp at corners, easy on traffic and offers the same thrilling drive experience as any existing 911. The Carrera T features electric power steering, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, different drive modes and a manual transmission to make it more fun.

The Carrera T is same as the standard Carrera and can be your daily driving car but what makes for the other $11,000 is the added sports exhaust, torque vectoring with limited slip differentials and Sports Chrono with an option of rear wheel steering, now where do you get that. Not only that, the Carrera T features thinner windows and has more race focused interior which makes it really livelier.

Braking

The Porsche 911 Carrera T features 13/13 inch front and rear ventilated disc brakes along with 4-wheel ABS, stability control, traction control and emergency braking assist. Well, there is no data on the braking distance or time, but the lighter body and more race focused performance sure offers intensive braking but even at this price point there is no brake drying or emergency braking preparation.

Model

Porsche 911 Carrera T 2dr

Mercedes AMG GT 2dr

Jaguar F Type 380 HP 2dr

Brake Front (in.)

13

14.2

15

Brake Rear (in.)

13

14.2

12.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3142

3560

3514

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

96

N/A

Fuel Economy

6.6/10

The Porsche 911 Carrera T is a 911 designed to offer the thrill of a racing Porsche on the usual roads at an affordable price but who knew that despite being so focused it could do 16 mile per gallon in the cities and 25 mile per gallon on the highway. Well for a 370hp car its no big deal but if its performance focused car, it sure is.

In terms of the fuel economy the Porsche is the winner of course, followed closely by the AMG while there is no data on the Jaguar F-type so no comparison for this one folks.

Model

Porsche 911 Carrera T 2dr

Mercedes AMG GT 2dr

Jaguar F Type 380 HP 2dr

MPG (city)

16

16

N/A

MPG (highway)

25

22

N/A

MPG (combined)

19

18

N/A

Interior

4.8/10
“From the inside, that thin rear glass gives way to a symphony of mechanical gnash and intake snort that reverberates through the hollow cockpit.You could take it to the track just like any other flavor of 911, but the Carrera T feels most at home out on surface streets.”-automobilemag

Seating and Comfort

The Carrera T is comfortable, and that all you get. As I mentioned d above when it comes to practicality or functionality you don’t get much but has good ergonomics. The base Carrera T offers two seat, no door handles, a halfhearted infotainment system and a fully loaded Gauge cluster as Porsche applied there weight shedding principle but you can get all that back for free.

And so the loaded Carrera T comes standard with, power steering, loaded in-dash infotainment system, a center console, glove box, climate control and all those fancy features standard in the Carrera along with 4-way power driver/2-way manual passenger sports seat, split/folding rear seats, Alcantara interiors with body color stitching and tones of option.

Model

Porsche 911 Carrera T 2dr

Mercedes AMG GT 2dr

Jaguar F Type 380 HP 2dr

Passenger capacity

4

2

2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A

39.5/55.6/45.2

37.0/56.5/43.0

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A

-

-

Interior Features

  • 2-one touch power window
  • Keyless Door locks
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Power steering
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt/telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear View camera
  • Universal Remote Transmitter
  • Extended Cabin heating
  • Interior Air filtration

Infotainment System

The American variant of the Porsche Carrera T luckily features an infotainment system with enough features to fulfill the needs, but what is doesn’t feature is a multi-functional steering wheel or a center controller. The standard infotainment features includes an in dash color display with Porsche connect and Porsche Communication management.

It also features a set of 8-speaker with 150 watt stereo output, AM/FM stereo, Auxiliary audio input, USB connectivity, DVD player and satellite radio.

Cargo Capacity

The Carrera 911 T offers a boot space of 9.1 cubic foot, which is the least in the whole class and I am still wondering that what I can really fit in that. Well the 9.1 cubic foot cargo volume is small but from a Porsche 911 standard it’s quite significant. As for the class, the Jaguar F type offers the biggest cargo space but is still small from a daily use perspective.

Model

Porsche 911 Carrera T 2dr

Mercedes AMG GT 2dr

Jaguar F Type 380 HP 2dr

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

9.1

10.1

11.0

Exterior

5.7/10
“I think the T looks great. Typically, I'm not a fan of black-painted wheels, but found these appealing in that subtle retro way when paired with the lowered suspension and Carrera T side graphics. This simpler approach is a refreshing change-up compared to the rest of the 911 range.”-Edmunds

Dimension and Weight

The Carrera T has the usual 911 body styling with its shining LED DRLs while the Bi-Xenon lights compliments its aggressive looks, has a sleek side profile with cook looking Carrera T logo, as for the rear, the slant rear design, classic Porsche logo, sleek LED taillights and the roaring exhaust just makes it look aggressively stunning. Despite being in the market for so long this car still stands out.

As for the weight and dimensions, the Carrera T is obviously lighter than the standard Carrera but has the same dimensions. It is 178.2 inch long and 71.5 inches wide with a body height of 50.6 inch keeping it low and small but spacious enough. It has 4.3 inch of ground clearance just perfect for the highways with a small wheelbase of 96.5 suiting its smaller body.

Model

Porsche 911 Carrera T 2dr

Mercedes AMG GT 2dr

Jaguar F Type 380 HP 2dr

Curb weight (lbs.)

3142

3560

3514

Length(in)

178.2

179.0

176.0

Width(in)

71.5

76.3

74.2

Height(in)

50.6

50.7

51.6

Ground clearance (in)

4.3

4.9

4

Wheelbase (in)

96.5

103.5

103.2

Track width (in) F/R

60.7/59.8

66.1/65.0

62.9/64.9

Exterior Features

  • LED Daytime running Lights
  • Xenon HID headlamps
  • 20x11.5 inch Alloy wheels
  • 305/30R Z Performance Tires
  • Aerodynamically designed side mirrors
  • Body Color Door Handles
  • Sports Exhaust

Safety

The only weight place where Porsche didn’t applied their weight shedding principle is at the safety system, as you get the same features that are standard in the 911 Carrera. The standard safety system includes Dual front side mounted airbag with passenger airbag deactivation, daytime running lamps, 4-wheel ABS, traction control, stability Control, and anti-theft alarm system.

Other features includes self-leveling headlamps, engine immobilizer, emergency braking assist, high-pressure washer headlamps, tire pressure monitor and dusk sensing/auto delay headlamps. Well, you don’t get any other safety options and it has not been rated by the NHTSA and IIHS.

  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags
  • Stability Control & Traction Control
  • Front Head Airbags
  • Cruise control

Competition

Porsche 911 Carrera T VS Mercedes AMG GT 2dr

The Mercedes AMG GT is one of the best performance car that Mercedes offers today. Its vehicle dynamics, performance and comfort is on the different level than the Porsche. The AMG GT cost $112,400 dollars and is the fastest car in the whole segment. It look stunning, drives amazing, has awesome power delivery, is luxurious, has good ergonomics and has more options to it.

When it comes to driving, ride quality and having fun the Porsche might be on the same level but in terms of practicality, functionality, and comfort the AMG has the upper hand.

Porsche 911 Carrera T VS Jaguar F-type 380hp 2dr

The Jaguar F-type 380hp coupe is the entry level car in the F-type lineup. Just like the AMG and Porsche it is a total driver’s car, has amazing vehicle dynamics, offers awesome ride quality and gives a thrilling drive experience. The F-tope sure lacks a bit in performance figures but the moment you ride it you forget everything.

It has the most aggressive, stunning looking body in the whole segment, the best sounding exhaust, one of the best interiors and despite being the last in the segment you are probably going to buy it over both the Porsche and the AMG GT.

Final Verdict

The Porsche 911 Carrera T is a tourer as the name suggest. In terms of functionality, practicality, interior comfort it is the last in the segment and if you are looking for that you can buy the standard Carrera. The Carrera T as claimed by Porsche is going to give you the closest experience of being in race car on the usual road.

There is no doubt that it can be your daily driving car and you can get almost all the features as in the standard Carrera but don’t expect much. And if that’s not your concern at all, then this is the car for you, and once you get the taste of thrill it offers you are going to be hooked with it forever.

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