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Total 911

Total 911 No. 163

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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1 min.
welcome

“All Porsche models to be developed now and in the future are based on this sports car” The month began with a spectacular ceremony on Porscheplatz as CEO Oliver Blume addressed a packed audience to start a year of 70th birthday celebrations for Porsche. The company plans to take its celebrations around the globe in 2018, in keeping with its truly worldwide reach: you can expect particular fanfare at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed in the UK in June and Rennsport Reunion in the US in September. It’s no secret that Porsche nowadays identifies as more of a volume manufacturer than ever before, so where does the 911 fit in at Porsche going forward? Thankfully Herr Blume addressed this directly: “Although the 911 has been consistently developed in the intervening decades and enhanced…

5 min.
update

Mixed results for classic and collectable Porsche at Scottsdale Stuttgart cars get the year off to a shaky start at auctions in Phoenix, Arizona Used Porsche cars returned a mixed showing at the first auctions of 2018 in Scottsdale, with collectors now holding out for only the very rarest of examples. A clear case in point was lot 144 in the Gooding & Co sale, where a 2,600-mile 997.2 GT3 RS offered with no recorded track time sold for $198,000, some way below its $225,000 lower estimate. Porsche produced around 1,500 examples of the 997.2 GT3 RS worldwide between 2010 and 2011. However, the Porsche sale of the weekend also took place at Gooding & Co’s auction as a two-owner, 1973 2.4-litre Targa in Kelly green smashed its $260,000 upper estimate, the hammer…

2 min.
motorsport

Best RSR 6th at Daytona Porsche battles back after two heavy collisions in opening 2018 IMSA race Porsche missed out on the chance to crown its anniversary race at Daytona with a GTLM class win after two heavy shunts left the best-placed 911 RSR down in 6th place. After both the #911 and #912 cars locked out the second grid row in qualifying, the #911 car of Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy and Frédéric Makowiecki lead the race after six hours, Weissach benefitting from a brave tactical decision to not swap slicks for wet tyres during a brief downpour in Florida. With Pilet at the wheel, Porsche only relinquished the lead when pitting in for a driver swap, with Tandy taking over driving duties from the Frenchman. However, the Briton suffered an unfortunate, high-speed…

3 min.
ben barker

The long trip down to Bathurst The Bathurst 12-Hours is one of Ben’s highlights of the racing season – but arriving in good shape is as challenging as the on-track competition itself… Owing to publication schedules, I’m writing this before the Bathurst 12 Hours knowing that you’ll be reading it well aware of whatever fate had in store for the Grove Racing team at Mount Panorama. Without a race to comment on, but a lengthy trip Down Under still ahead of me, I thought I’d take time out to lift the lid on the life of an international race driver. I’m not denying that there are worse jobs to have, and I actually love travelling and discovering new places, but at my height, and with the knowledge that I have to keep myself…

6 min.
views

Singer vs Ruf Dear Sir, I read the article in a recent issue shining a light on the cars built by Ruf (Total 911 issue 160). I note your team feels the Ruf cars are superior to Singer, but I’d urge caution on this statement as really, the two cars can’t be compared. Their concepts are too different: one is focused on all-out power, while the other showcases pure style par excellence. Also, their customers are very different as a result: somebody who desires a Singer won’t really be interested in a car built by Ruf, and vice versa. Undoubtedly Ruf is very prestigious and a legendary marque (knowing Ruf very well, they would certainly be my preference) but on the contrary I have a great deal of respect for Singer and…

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: I own a 2016 991 Carrera 4 GTS; it’s a Carmine red model bought new in the last quarter of 2015. I have two questions for you: first, do you recommend I do a ceramic coating? Secondly, from where can I purchase a front leather bra to use on long trips to avoid stone chips? Michael Kamsky, via email Scott’s answer: “While I don’t have any experience with ceramic coatings, I can recommend Paint Protection Film (PPF), which is applied to the paint either for the complete car or just to the vulnerable areas at the front. I have seen a number of customer cars with this applied and it really does look great. In…