The T stands for Touring, and this model is a step up from the base Carrera that puts the emphasis on being light. Lightweight glass, door loops instead of handles, less sound insulation and other tweaks mean a curb weight of 3,142 pounds, the lightest in the 911 range, Porsche says.
(By comparison, a base Carrera comes in at 3,153 pounds, a Carrera S is 3,175 pounds, and a Carrera GTS is 3,197 pounds. It’s also more than 100 pounds lighter than a 4S.)
The engine is the same 3.0 liter twin-turbo flat-six that’s in the 911 Carrera, which means it has 370 horsepower and 339 lb.-ft. of torque. With the standard seven-speed manual, it gets to 60 in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 182. The optional PDK model is a bit quicker, at four seconds to 60 (and a 180 mph top speed), but if you’re buying the lightest, purist 911, why not get it with the manual gearbox?