In line with the 911E and 911S, the entry-level 911T received a boost in engine size to 2341cc (or 2.4-litre to use Porsche’s badging). However a lower compression ratio and Zenith 40 TIN triple choke carburettors in place of fuel injection gave a lower power output of 130bhp. For the US market, however, the T had the same Bosch fuel injection as the other models, which gave it the unusual distinction of being more power than the rest-of-world version, with 140bhp.
This power went through, as standard, a four-speed version of the 915 gearbox, although five speeds were a popular and very worthwhile option. Sportomatic was relegated to a special order item.
Inside, the T had a rubber-covered, as opposed to leather, steering wheel but in most respects was similar to the cockpit of the 911E.
How to spot
- External oil-filler flap on right-hand rear wing
- Black engine lid grille
- Rubber-rimmed steering wheel
- 911T badge on engine compartment cover
Targa: The 911T was available with the open Targa body style. This is the first year that the Targa was available for right-hand-drive cars.
Compression ratio: 7.5:1
Maximum Power: 130bhp @ 6200rpm
Maximum Torque: 196Nm @ 4000rpm
Brakes: Front: 282mm discs; rear: 290mm discs
Suspension: Front: MacPherson struts with telescopic dampers and torsion bar springs; rear: trailing wishbones with telescopic dampers and transverse torsion bar. Front and rear antiroll bars
Wheels & Tyres: Front: MacPherson struts with telescopic dampers and torsion bar springs; rear: trailing wishbones with telescopic dampers and transverse torsion bar. Front and rear antiroll bars