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facebook twitter google+ emailA new lightweight Porsche 911 Carrera T has been unveiled, with no rear seats and extra performance Porschehas announced a new addition to the911family called the Carrera T, which is lighter than the standard models.Costing 85,576, the ‘T’ stands for Touring. It’s based on the entry level rear wheel drive 911 Carrera but has been lightened by 20kg thanks to weight saving measures such as the thinner glass rear window, pull loops for door handles and the removal of the rear seats. It comes with a seven speed manual gearbox as standard.Best sports cars on sale right nowRide height has been lowered by 10mm and Porsche’s Sport Chrono Package comes as standard. Options for the Carrera T include rear axle steering, which is not available on the standard Carrera.Image 2 of 12The T comes with the 911 Carrera’s 3.0 litre twin turbo flat six engine with 365bhp and 450Nm of torque. The diet has resulted in an improved power to weight ratio of 260bhp per tonne, with performance benefitting, too.Acceleration has been boosted, with the manual Carrera T doing 0 62mph in 4.5 seconds a tenth quicker than the Carrera. With the optional seven speed PDK dual clutch gearbox, the T takes 4.2 seconds to cover the same benchmark sprint, while its top speed is ‘in excess’ of 180mph.Image 3 of 12Due to the sporty nature of the T, it gains its 20 inch titanium grey wheels from the Carrera S, while adding ‘911 Carrera T’ decals along the side skirts separating it from the standard range. Inside, you’ll find a black leather interior with distinctive yellow stitching and ‘911’ logos etched onto the headrest.The 911 Carrera T is available to order now. Costing 85,576, the T commands a premium of 8,600 over the standard Carrera. First deliveries are expected in January and as with any new Porsche model the German marque is offering customers a bespoke driving experience at the brand’s Experience Centre in Silverstone.