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Total 911 No. 164

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

“There will be a second batch of 991.2 GT3 RSs, due for delivery in 2019” I always relish the arrival of a new 911 GT3 RS. The car is innately special to Porsche, which does justice to each and every generation by ensuring it is the ultimate road-going expression of its hallowed Neunelfer. So what do we make of the 991.2? You can learn all about Porsche’s new Rennsport in the most detailed article you’ll find on the car anywhere on the newsstand beginning on page 28. However, what does need clarification here are the facts surrounding specs and build times. Hopefully these notes will help steer you through the muddy waters of rumour and conjecture found online. To start, there aren’t going to be many examples available at first. OPCs are typically…

6 min.
update

Production of 991-generation cars ceases Carrera and Turbo derivatives no longer available to order Porsche has ceased production of almost all 991-generation cars from Zuffenhausen. The move, which was denied by a Porsche press office spokesman but confirmed by multiple other sources within the company, has invited speculation as to whether the factory infrastructure at Werk II is being converted to accommodate hybrid technology and associated new production concepts or whether the space is being used to prepare a larger number of GT cars. The theory for the latter scenario is derived from the fact that in comparison to the 997.2-generation cycle, the 991.2 GT2 RS is late to the fore, leaving just months before Porsche turns its 911 intentions to a new generation dubbed ‘992’. Freeing up the production line would…

3 min.
ben barker

The perfect start to my 2018 Ben recounts his victorious season opener in Bathurst and explains why his future could lie in the US Those of you who follow international motorsport closely will already be aware of the result of the Bathurst 12 Hours, but I’m pleased to reveal to everyone else that the 2018 season got off to a great start for yours truly. I’ve made no secret of the fact that I love Australia, and the Mount Panorama circuit in particular, so winning there with Grove Racing last month was the cherry on top of the icing on the cake. This was my fourth appearance at Bathurst with Grove and the second time the #4 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car has come out on top of its class, so that’s not…

6 min.
views

991.2 Carrera T v GTS Dilemma Dear Sir, It has been a pleasure reading Total 911 magazine since I found it two years ago. There is so much information on current and previous models. I am from Hong Kong and currently drive a Cayman 981 GTS (PDK), but I wish to get a 911 in the future. After driving the Cayman GTS, I have to admit there is charm in the naturally aspirated engine, particularly the sudden increase in engine roar when it revs over 4,000rpm. For the new generation of 991.2 with the turbocharged engine, would the engine have a different roar after certain revs? My ideal model would be a 911 with NA engine and manual six-speed gearbox. In our region setting it seems impossible to get a GT3 in the coming…

1 min.
ask the expert

Scott Gardner Job Title Gold Diagnostic Technician Place of work Porsche Centre Bournemouth, UK Time at Porsche 12 years I’ve a 964 C4 (it’s my first 911) and am getting very frustrated by the understeer induced from the heavy all-wheel-drive system. I’d like to know therefore how easy is it to remove drive to the front wheels, effectively converting the car to rear-drive, C2 spec? I’m sorely tempted! Ray Endsleigh, via email Scott’s answer: “This would definitely not be something I would advise doing to a 964 Carrera 4 – they have too complex an all-wheel-drive system with the high pressure pump and diff locks. Speaking to our classic car technician, Nick Perry (also Gold certified) he mentioned that even for installing a Carrera 2 gearbox, you may potentially still encounter problems with the diff…

13 min.
power to the four

Power to four or two wheels is a debate that’s gone on for 30 years now. That’s 30 years with the 911, anyway, since the 964 arrived in 1988 when ‘Carrera’ accompanied by a ‘4’ entered the lexicon of Porsche speak. Porsche is celebrating that 30 years of four-wheel drive using that 964 C4’s introduction as a useful line in the sand, snow or any other traction-limiting surface of choice to hang an anniversary off. We all know that Porsche’s four-wheel drive didn’t start with the 964. Indeed, the Lohner-Porsche electric car of 1900 drove all four wheels via hub-mounted electric motors. Then, in 1947, Ferdinand Porsche built the Lohner-Porsche Type 360 Cisitalia Grand Prix racing car, its 12-cylinder supercharged engine able to drive all its wheels via an all-wheel drive…