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What’s this, another 911 variant to learn? Afraid so, but pay attention, because you’ll be interested in this one. The ‘T’ references the Monte-Carlo Rally-winning 911 T from 1968, and stands for Touring… although that’s probably a bit misleading. Porsche is actually pitching this one as a lightweight special – a more driver focused, stripped back version of the bog-standard Carrera. It’s the latest in a string of more analogue Porsches (Cayman GT4, 911R, GT3 with a manual gearbox and GT3 Touring Pack, in that order) designed to recognise that pleasure isn’t necessarily linked to downforce and lap times, it’s the way you interact and connect with a car that counts. So what’s new? Not the engine, that’s the same 365bhp 3.0-litre turbo flat six as the Carrera, driving the rear wheels through either a seven-speed PDK or a seven-speed manual. You should go for the latter for three reasons: you get a mechanical limited slip diff (you don’t with the PDK), it has a shorter final drive ratio from the Carrera S and a stubbier gear lever, and a manual just suits what this car’s trying to be so much better. A sports exhaust is standard, along with PASM sport suspension lowered by 20mm and thinner glass from the GT2 RS for the rear windows and rear screen. Sound deadening has been “largely reduced” and there are no rear seats and no radio and sat-nav (although you can add those things back in at no extra cost). You also get a Sport Chrono pack and fabric door pulls instead of metal handles.