From Road & Track
Shortly after the surprise reveal of the 911 Carrera T, Porsche put up the car configurator for the new model on its website. Naturally, we’ve been spending time speccing our perfect Carrera T, but we wonder what you, the dear reader, wants. What’s your perfect 911 Carrera T look like? I’ll start.
While I do love the Lava Orange car pictured at the top of the page, I wouldn’t actually order mine that way. It’s a little too showy, and at $3150, too expensive. Instead, I’m going for the subtle Carrara White Metallic, which costs $720.
In a perfect world, the Carrera T would be offered in a glorious retro shade like Irish Green, but this white is suitably old-school. To offset the white, I’d go for Carrera S wheels painted in black satin (a $690 option), and I’d have the model designation on the doors and rear deleted. With these options, I think the exterior looks beautifully clean and subtle.
Porsche gives you three seat options for the 911 Carrera T – Sports Seats Plus, 18-Way Adaptive Sports Seats Plus, and carbon-backed buckets. Here’s the thing – I love Porsche’s bucket seats, which also bring a cool rear-seat delete, but I find their $5200 price hard to justify. The Carrera T is the a semi-affordable alternative to the 911 R, and expensive seats just don’t fit in with that. Plus, the standard seats offered are probably better for daily use.
Otherwise, I’m not getting any interior options. No, fancy leather trim, or Alcantara doo-dads for me, thank you very much. Again, this is a lightweight, old-school 911. The car pictured has a radio delete, but that’s not an option for US customers.
The Carrera T comes bundled with most of the performance options you’d want, but I’d add rear-axle steering for $2090. I’d get a manual too, since it gets shorter ratios for this car, and a dual-clutch in something like this just doesn’t seem right.
So, my Carrera T has just $3500 in options, bringing the total cost to $106,650. But how would you order yours? Let us know in the comments below.
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