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Total 911 No. 166

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
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English
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Future Publishing Ltd
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Monthly
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2 min.
welcome

“We could see a rear mid-engined RSR in homage to the car used by Porsche motorsport” The 991.2 GT3 RS has finally been driven, with Kyle Fortune the lucky man to have pedalled the blistering new Rennsport on your behalf around the de-restricted roads of the Isle of Man (I wonder where Porsche GB got that idea from, considering our autumn road trip there in the 991.1 RS!). As ever, context and synergy is important, so on top of delivering the definitive first drive verdict on the ‘green lizard’, we’ve put the car back-to-back against the 996 and 997.2 GT3 RSs to see how the offering from each generation compares. As you’ll discover from the epic feature beginning on page 20, all are different, save for those fundamentals that make each…

5 min.
update

New GT3 RS beats 918 ‘Ring time as deliveries are delayed Cars with Weissach Package put back due to supply issues Porsche’s new 991.2 GT3 RS is officially faster than the 918 Spyder hypercar around the Nürburgring Nordschleife after driver Kévin Estre completed a lap of the 20.6km course in six minutes and 56.4 seconds. The result means the GT3 RS is the third production Porsche sports car to post a time under the seven-minute mark. In ideal conditions of 18 degrees Celsius track temperature, Estre and development driver Lars Kern, who piloted the GT2 RS to its record-breaking time of six minutes and 47 seconds last autumn, took to the track in Weissach’s naturally aspirated Rennsport. Though both drivers regularly posted times under seven minutes, it was Estre who pedalled the car…

2 min.
motorsport

Bad luck for factory RSRs at Long Beach Leading works 911 retires early in shortest race of the season After a dominant start to its IMSA SportsCar Championship campaign in the GTLM class, Porsche Motorsport North America had to contend with an early retirement after the #912 car of Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor suffered a broken suspension. Bamber was leading the GTLM field when he parked the works RSR in the pits with just 22 minutes of the 100-minute street race remaining. The sister #911 car of Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet took the chequered flag in sixth. Starting from the front row of the grid for the first time this season, Laurens Vanthoor promptly took the lead from lap one at Long Beach, defending the lead before handing over to Bamber…

4 min.
ben barker

My first race in the 991 RSR Ben finally gets his hands on the latest version of Porsche’s mid-engined 911 RSR As regular followers of this column will know, Gulf Racing has had to wait a full competition year to be able to run the new car, which was only available to GT-Pro class entries in 2017. However, first impressions – from both pre-season testing and a one-off race in the European Le Mans Series – have been very positive. Although the ELMS runs on different tyres to the FIA World Endurance Championship, which will be our focus this year, the appearance in round one at Paul Ricard was essentially made to allow the Gulf team to capitalise on the preceding WEC Prologue at the same venue and give both the driver line-up…

4 min.
the market insider

Car sales: have we been here before? With nearly a decade of buying and selling reputable Porsche to his name, Karl Meyer offers his views on how the marketplace has changed, and what’s in store in the months ahead Let me encourage you to play a little game. Take ten people you know who love cars, and ask: “What do you think is going on with the premium car market today?” You may be surprised by the answers you receive. I certainly was. The premiums GT cars command is a red-hot topic, and has been for some time. Everyone is talking about it, but what is the truth? What’s fact and what’s opinion? I found it sobering when I singled out individuals from the crowd to discuss the topic off the record, and…

7 min.
views

997.2 C4S v GTS Dear Sir, Total 911 has been an educator, companion and friend to me for many years, yet I have never written in previously. However, I simply could not hold back kudos to your team with the superlative issue 164, which put together in one issue so many of my favourite Porsche chat topics. I enjoyed your feature on Andreas Preuninger; I consider him a rockstar in the Porsche or, indeed, automotive world, and his YouTube discussions on the GT cars often compete with the missus for my attention when I am home. So it was with much amusement that I learned he was a “freak for rock music” and collects guitars… But you also put side-by-side the feature on 30 years of 4WD and the 997 GTS dossier, and unwittingly…