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Total 911 No. 157

Total 911 is the world's only magazine dedicated to the Porsche 911; the only Porsche with over 40 years of history and a worldwide following of keen enthusiasts. This high-quality magazine is written and produced by true Porsche fans, and offers in-depth, exciting features on all models of 911 – from the classics of the 1960s, through the wild Turbos of the 1970s, right up to today's sophisticated supercars.

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United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Future Publishing Ltd
Periodicidad:
Monthly
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2 min.
welcome

“Porsche had seen enough, and is switching to all-electric racing in Formula E” Well, we saw it coming, didn’t we. Those who read my editor’s notes from issue 155 will recall my questioning of the validity of an overall victory in the 2017 Le Mans 24-Hours, when in reality the fragile LMP1 class fell apart. While I’d like to think the hierarchy at Porsche were dialed in to my comments from two issues ago, the reality was the writing was on the wall the moment the chequered flag was waved at La Sarthe back in June (above). Porsche had seen enough, and is switching out of the WEC in favour of all-electric racing in Formula E. Porsche says plans for its move to Formula E are already some way down the line…

5 min.
update

Singer reimagines the flat six Collaboration with Williams yields 500hp air-cooled engine Singer Vehicle Design has taken its re-imagination of the 911 another step further by revealing a new 4.0-litre, 500hp engine after linking up with Formula 1 supremos Williams engineering. The vastly reworked air-cooled engine, which has four valves per head, four cam shafts and revs to a heady 9,000rpm, bears the fruit of Singer’s collaboration with Williams to achieve a new level of design that it says focuses on ‘high performance and lightweight services’. Additionally, the new engine project has been overseen by one Hans Mezger, the famed Porsche engine designer and engineer assigned as a technical consultant. Singer’s modified flat six features innovative side window intakes flowing air into a carbon fibre airbox, dual oil circuits, a ram air…

4 min.
motorsport

Porsche to leave WEC’s LMP1 class in November Weissach announces switch to Formula E for 2018/19 season Porsche has announced it is withdrawing from LMP1 competition after the final 2017 race in Bahrain. The November race will be Porsche’s swansong before it turns its attentions to participating in Formula E from 2018/19. The decision was made in a board meeting at the end of July, when Porsche opted to realign its motorsport direction in line with its ‘Strategy 2025’, which sees the company develop fully-fledged GT vehicles, plus pure-electric sports cars. Porsche’s withdrawal means Toyota is the soul manufacturer competing in the WEC’s forlorn LMP1 prototype class as of next season. In a statement, Porsche’s Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board for Research and Development, said: “Entering Formula E and achieving success in…

3 min.
ben barker

Preparing for a flying finish Ben gears up for the second half to his season, taking in many air miles and hopefully a podium or two The 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship might be moving into its second half when it resumes in September but, for me, this is possibly the most exciting point of the year. After four rounds in Europe, the championship closes with five ‘flyaway’ races, beginning in Mexico and the United States this month. While the remaining calendar is great for a hodophile like myself, the next two events are also just a couple of weeks apart – the closest any two races have been so far this season – adding extra pressure at a time when Gulf Racing’s no.86 Porsche 911 RSR will effectively be away until 2018! Testing…

6 min.
views

What’s in your race car? Dear Sir, Please can you pass this on to your ‘Living the Legend’ racing driver, Richard Higgins? I read in Total 911 issue 154 about your 996 race car. I run a 997.1 Carrera S in the French Porsche Club Championship. My question is: where did you put the oil cooler on your car? Is the oil temperature really decreased? Oil temperature on my 997 reaches 125-degrees Celsius, especially when very hot on our southern tracks here in France. Many thanks guys, keep going on the best Porsche magazine! Jean Pierre Le Coq Richard says: The oil system consists of a take-off plate to our specification that bolts on to where the standard laminar cooler is fitted on the engine. This is tapped one side on the water side…

2 min.
ask the expert

Scott Gardner Job Title Gold Diagnostic Technician Place of work Porsche Centre Bournemouth, UK Time at Porsche 11 years Q: I had an ‘incident’ with my 996 last night: I got back to my car in the supermarket car park and couldn’t unlock the car remotely using my key. I then put the key in the door lock, unlocked the 911 and began loading my shopping behind the driver’s seat. However, the alarm then went off! I couldn’t turn it off by pressing the key, and even jumping out of the car and locking it by putting the key back in the lock did nothing. In the end I figured out that starting the engine stops the alarm, but what is the issue here? The red LED on the key lights up…