According to the 911’s chief engineer, August Achleitner, its range shall also include a Carrera T
While speaking with Road and Track at last month’s Rennsport Reunion at Laguna Seca, Achleitner expressed his love for the current 911 Carrera T.
“In the last half-year, I almost only drove a Carrera T [with a] manual and I love this car. It’s just pure. The only option I have beside the navigation system is a sunroof. Wonderful,” he said.
Asked if the Carrera T will return for the 992 911, Achleitner said “absolutely.”
The current 911 Carrera T was unveiled in October 2017 and takes inspiration from the 911 T of 1968. It could be considered as a budget 911 R, but rather than using a naturally-aspirated engine, it retains the twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six of the regular Carrera.
The Carrera T delivers a respectable 370 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque between 1750 rpm and 5000 rpm. Outfitted with the standard manual transmission, the sports car reaches 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.3 seconds, 0.1 seconds quicker than the standard 911 Carrera. A PDK transmission is available, though true driving enthusiasts would most likely opt for the manual, just like Achtleiner.
Adding to the Carrera T’s desirability is the fact that it weighs just 3142 lbs (1425 kg). It can be distinguished visually from other 911 models thanks to new badging, subtle black exterior graphics, custom seat trimmings and door opener loops rather than handles.