It's not the base model it once was, but the focus on lightness is still there.
Porsche's 1968 911T "Touring" model acted as a base model, more or less replacing the four-cylinder 912.
The 2018 Porsche 911 T revives the "Touring" trim, but instead of a base model, it's meant more as a mid-level performance offering.
The owner gets a choice of a seven-speed manual or Porsche's PDK dual-clutch.
With the manual, it'll hit 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, 0.1 second quicker than a standard 911 Carrera, thanks to shorter gear ratios in the transmission.
Inside, owners get a unique set of sport seats with fabric seat centers and "911" embossed in black on the headrests.
Porsche's sport suspension drops the ride height by 0.4 inches, the gear lever has a shorter throw and rear-axle steering is an option.
The 911 T weighs a svelte 3,142 pounds, making it the lightest 911 Carrera in the lineup.
The starting price of the 2018 Porsche 911 T is $102,100 in the US, or about $11,000 more than a base rear-wheel-drive Carrera.
Owners will have to wait until March or thereabouts for deliveries to begin.
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