Lightweight and made for fun—Porsche brings out the 911T for us purists
It's OK to be a little confused by the dizzying array of Porsches to wear the 911 badge. The rear-engined sports car first appeared in 1963 and has been in production ever since. Considering that the 1,000,000th 911 came off the production line in May, perhaps this approach of catering to a wide variety of tastes with a single car makes sense; right now there are 23 different 911 variants available in the company's lineup, and the latest of these is the 911 T.
It's a name revived from history. The first 911T appeared in 1968, fitting into the middle of the range with bigger brakes and wider wheels taken from some of the racier cars, but with what today seems like a very meagre 110-horsepower engine. Fast forward 50 years and the new 2018 911T also fills a particular niche.