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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T: There's beauty in the simplicity

This properly outfitted base Carrera is the kind of 911 I'd happily drive every day.

Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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The Carrera T is based on the base version of Porsche's 911 Coupe.

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It has a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-6 engine with 370 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque.

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A wonderful seven-speed manual transmission is standard, though you can get a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic if that's your style.

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The 911 T uses rear-wheel drive and doesn't have the wider rear end of the Carrera 4 and GTS models.

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The Carrera T comes standard with Porsche's PASM sport suspension, a short-throw shifter and is the only base 911 that can be optioned with rear-axle steering.

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At 3,142 pounds, the Carrera T is the lightest version of the Porsche 911.

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A unique aero lip spoiler and gray exterior accents set the T apart from other base 911 Carrera models.

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The Carrera T gets the thinner rear-side and back window glass from the hardcore 911 GT2 RS, which saves about eight pounds.

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The 911 T starts at $102,100 in the US, not including $1,050 for destination.

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Keep scrolling to see more photos of the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T from our first drive in Napa, California.

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