Hands-on: New ‘less is more’ Porsche 911 Carrera T unveiled

Porsche has revealed details of the new 2022 911 Carrera T, which aims to deliver a “pure and exhilarating driving experience.”

Between the 911 Carrera and Carrera S models, the new T-for-Touring version is lighter and more driver-oriented.

Most importantly, it marks the first time the 385-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six in the Porsche 911 Carrera can be mated to a seven-speed manual transmission.

Thrilling Three Pedals

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera T

Previously, the 385hp engine was only available with an eight-speed PDK shift automatic transmission. Being able to change gears manually means the Carrera T should offer “one of the purest 911 driving experiences”.

To save weight, Porsche lowered the level of sound insulation, ditched the rear seats and fitted lighter glass. The lightweight battery further saves costs, reducing the curb weight to 1,470 kilograms – 35 kilograms less than a regular 911 Carrera.

Other standard equipment includes PASM sports suspension (which lowers the Carrera T by 10mm), a sports exhaust and a mechanical rear differential lock with Porsche Torque Vectoring.

The result is the ability to accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds, plus a top speed of 181mph.

gray or green

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera T

Inside, the 911 Carrera T gets upgraded sports seats with four-way electric adjustment. The rest of the interior incorporates matte black trim and gloss black inlays.

An optional Carrera T package is available, with trim trimmed in two of the Carrera T’s signature colors: Slate Gray or Lizard Green. Seat belts, floor mats and stitching are color coded.

On the outside, the Carrera T’s door mirror caps and rear grille trim are finished in Onyx Gray, with door decals and rear badges in the same colour. The exhaust tailpipes are finished in gloss black and the alloy wheels are painted titanium grey.

classic return

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera T

Porsche’s use of the “T” designation dates back to 1968, when the first 911 T was an entry-level model. The badge was resurrected in 2017 on a special edition 911 and has since been applied to the Cayman, Boxster and Macan.

For buyers in the UK, the 911 Carrera T is available to order now, with prices starting from £98,500. First deliveries are expected in spring 2023.

Lucky buyers will have the opportunity to attend a bespoke driver training event at the Porsche Experience Center in Silverstone.

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