Fans of driving for pure enjoyment, listen up! Porsche has just revealed another 911 variant: the new Carrera T. A throwback to the 911 T from 1968, the ‘T’ here stands for Touring, not Turbo. Coming with a whole host of back-to-basics features, the 911 Carrera T is being branded as the lightest 911 on sale today, and is also going to be available with a manual.

Porsche Have Announced The Lightest 911 Ever In the Carrera T

First, the numbers. The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T will go from 0-60 in 4.3 seconds with the manual, or 4.0 seconds with the Sport Chrono PDK. Top speed hasn’t been officially announced (or calculated) yet, but Porsche says the T will exceed 180mph with either option. This is thanks to the same twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six found in the base car, which chucks out 370 bhp and 339 lb-ft of torque.

All great numbers, no doubt. But we’d imagine its target audience will be most interested in this 911’s weight. Thanks to plenty of stripping back and alternative materials, the Carrera T has a curb weight of just 3,135 pounds – that’s 44 pounds less than a regular Carrera with all equipment being equal.

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That’s thanks to things like lightweight glass being used for the side and rear windows, fabric interior door straps instead of firm handles, and a deleted infotainment system and rear seats – though both can be added back for no extra cost if for some reason you plan on using your new Porsche for a family outing…

Cosmetically, the new 911 differentiates itself up front with a new front lip and a black-and-grey theme running throughout the exterior. Inside, Porsche have finished off your seats with something they call ‘Sport-Tex fabric,’ while the 911 logo is sewn onto the headrests.

The Porsche 911 Carrera T is available very soon with prices starting at £85,576, to be exact. Head over to the Porsche Website for more details and specs.

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