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Total 911 No. 162

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

“Today’s 991 range is boasting a 911 R, 911 T and 911 S… sound familiar?” “How fantastically retro,” I said to myself. Porsche’s 911 Carrera T moniker marks another foray back into the company’s model archives, drawing direct correlations to the long-bonnet 911 Touring in name if not in driving style or spec. But there’s a bigger picture: all of a sudden, today’s 991 lineup is boasting a 911 R, 911 T and 911 S, albeit the latter two models having that ‘Carrera’ tag shoehorned into the middle of its appellation. Sound familiar? It could well be 1968 rather than 2018 from a Porsche perspective. The move is, of course, a deliberate one from Zuffenhausen to align its modern 911 lineup with those from its glorious past. However, it must be careful…

4 min.
update

Competition launched for early 911s Exciting new 2.0-litre Cup announced for short-wheelbase Porsche Peter Auto has announced it is to run a specially formed historic racing championship for short-wheelbase Porsche 911s. Launching later this year in association with Lee Maxted Page and James Turner, the competition is reserved for 2.0-litre Porsche 911s compliant with FIA pre-66 regulations and will make for one of the most exciting historic racing categories on the planet. Peter Auto, creators of historic racing events including the biannual Le Mans Classic, says this new discipline, called the ‘2.0L Cup’, will feature in three of its meetings in 2018: Spa-Classic (18-20th May), Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or (8-10 June) and the Dix Mille Tours (31st August-2nd September). Drivers will have a 30-minute practice session, 30 minutes of qualifying and a…

3 min.
motorsport

Four 991 RSRs to battle Le Mans Huge factory effort for 2018 race despite withdrawal of LMP1 team Porsche Motorsport has announced a comprehensive GT programme for the 2018 season, the highlight of which will be a four-fold factory effort in the GTE-Pro class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. In response to its LMP1 team withdrawing from the WEC, Weissach says that its two 911 RSR cars from the US-based IMSA WeatherTech Championship will cameo in France alongside two cars from its regular WEC GT team. No less than twelve Porsche works drivers will thus be spread among the four factory RSRs, with a third of those – Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard, Nick Tandy and Romain Dumas – having previously won the prestigious race outright. Meanwhile, in the GTE-Am…

3 min.
ben barker

To Bathurst and back Ben explains his racing plans for 2018, beginning with a trip Down Under Happy New Year! I hope Christmas was good to you and that you’re looking forward to 2018. While my plans for the year ahead are still coming together, I’m confident I’ll be back on track and racing at a high level. I’m working on a deal to return to the FIA WEC and am hopeful that an announcement on my plans for the 2018-19 ‘super season’ is coming soon. In the meantime, I’m not exactly sitting around and twiddling my thumbs. While I had Christmas off to celebrate with family and friends, the weeks before and after saw me continuing my preparation for the coming year, as well as confirming that I will shortly be heading…

6 min.
views

993 v 996 Carrera Dear Sir, Your article ‘Heir to Air’ in issue 160 offered a good analysis between two models of the 911. I expect your conclusion that the 996 is the better of the cars might well have surprised many readers, but I agree with the conclusion. It is worth noting that the theoretical differences are fairly meaningless compared to reality for someone who is actually choosing to buy one of these 911s. For them it is a simple choice: if you’ve got £40k you go for the older car, and if you’ve got £20k or less you get the newer one, and that’s it. Or I guess one could buy a 997 and introduce depreciation into the equation. My experience comes from owning a 993 C2 VarioRam for six…

1 min.
ask the expert

Scott Gardner Job Title Gold Diagnostic Technician Place of work Porsche Centre Bournemouth, UK Time at Porsche 11 years Q: A few people have suggested I get my car undersealed for the harsh winter months here in Europe. Is this really worth it? Is there anything else you think I should do? I use the car sparingly on one or two weekends a month. Simon Lovejoy, via email Scott’s answer: I would advise against underbody sealing, especially if you’re only going to be using the car sparingly. My advice would be to wax oil just the venerable components, such as the brake lines, at the unions and connection points, such as to the brake callipers. Jacking points often have the factory seal cut or damaged as well as scuffed front floor pans, so these may…