Autoweek speaks to this topic..
PORSCHE 718 OR 911? THE ETERNAL, BURNING QUESTION
You’ll never believe the answer! Or maybe you will…
Interesting -- and relatively plebian, which is to be expected for Autoweek -- read. A few thoughts:
- It might be good to know what time the Carrera T did at Nuerburgring. Has that been done, and if so, what's the time?
- This line: "By that the copywriter might mean, '… not for posers' " in referring to the Carrera T means little. It's a 911: It's automatically
more of a potential 'poser' car than the 718. A writer for Autoweek (as simplified as that entity's point of view tends to be for its audience) should be cognizant of that and consider it in the context of the piece.
- So what does the extra $20k buy you, exactly, in the Carrera T? Is anything in the Carrera T not standard (i.e., omitted) in the regular Carrera? In other posts, it's established that the 911 Carrera includes roughly $9.5k more in standard equipment than the 718 S does -- note that's the S, not the GTS, which narrows the gap a bit with its standard Alcantara, etc.
I have other thoughts but don't have the time to research them. Honestly, I smell bulls*** in this. The 911 is a GT car, even as a relative stripper to get its weight in line with the GTS. And when the GT4/Spyder come, well, there likely won't even BE a comparison (and those models will likely still
be less expensive, if not similarly priced, than the Carrera T.)