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Total 911 No. 167

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

Few generations of 911 have had a history quite as colourful as the 996. Pilloried from inception in 1997, Porsche’s first water-cooled 911 never found favour with enthusiasts who lambasted the 996’s build quality, reliability and driving experience… until now. Values of the plucky 996 have risen steadily for the last two years (it’s the only generation where values are still broadly on the up), yet last summer seemed to be an effective ‘line in the sand’ moment in terms of its public perception. “Time has most certainly been a healer for the 996, which at last is becoming widely accepted” Coinciding nicely with its 20-year anniversary, for me the moment came after I posted a ‘20 years of the 996’ video on YouTube (search ‘That Nine Eleven Guy’, if you’re interested). Comparing…

3 min.
update

991 Speedster in final testing Prototype special spotted in Spain ahead of imminent reveal Total 911’s spies have captured Porsche’s forthcoming 991 Speedster in final testing in southern Spain. Ahead of its likely world debut at July’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in Britain, our pictures show a mule being put through its paces on the public road in little to no disguise for the first time. As you can see the new Speedster will adopt a 1,852mm-wide body and chassis from Porsche’s current GT3, with the same 4.0-litre, naturally aspirated flat six engine housed aft of its rear axle too. The spec effectively creates a topless 911 GT3. The all-black prototype features a new window design for its doors, while rear three-quarter windows have been deleted, in keeping with the Speedster’s timeless design. Equipped…

2 min.
motorsport

New 991.2 GT3 R breaks cover 2019 customer car boasts 550hp and naturally aspirated rear engine Weissach’s new customer racer has been unveiled with the 991 GT3 R heavily based on its 991.2 GT3 RS production road car sister. The new GT3 R boasts 550hp from a 4.0-litre, naturally aspirated flat six engine which, crucially, remains mounted aft of the 911’s rear axle. Porsche says the engine is ‘largely identical’ to that found in the 991.2 GT3 RS, it mated to a sequential six-speed gearbox with electronic shift actuator. Porsche has said particular attention was paid to aerodynamics on the GT3 R, most notable of which are wheel arch vents above the front tyres reminiscent of those found on the road-going GT3 RS, to improve downforce at the front axle. The front axle…

4 min.
ben barker

Gearing up for Le Mans 2018 The first of two races at La Sarthe are upon us, and Ben reveals how the top teams prepare Having waited for what felt like an eternity for the first round of the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship, they’re now coming thick and fast, with the daddy of them all – the Le Mans 24 Hours – now just around the corner. Of course, this is the ‘big one’ for any self-respecting sports car racer, the one we all want to have on our CV, but more than anything with the word ‘winner’ written large alongside it. The 24 Hours isn’t just the longest race on the schedule, or even the longest race ‘weekend’ – with scrutineering taking place the previous Sunday – but it also has…

4 min.
hurley haywood

I was born in Chicago and had a very fortunate upbringing – I had travel experiences many kids could only dream about. Travelling to Europe was a teachable experience and helped me culturally when I joined Porsche. My grandfather Hurley passed away a few months before I was born. My grandmother “Nonny” was able to help heal her grief by doting after me. She was a grand lady and was incredibly supportive of me. I spent many summers with Nonny and always kept in touch as I grew up. As my racing career was in full swing, I always remember her coming out to ask me about the 917 we had been working on in the garage. She could hear the loud engine and thought it was so cool. I asked…

5 min.
views

A different kind of Porsche investment Dear Sir, I wanted to write a letter first to say what a great magazine Total 911 is, but secondly to encourage readers to undertake some training to enjoy these fantastic cars even more. I, like a number of other readers, have been lucky enough to have a number of Porsche over the years, and again like a few others have been frustrated with the allocation of GT cars by Porsche, being unsuccessful in securing a GT3 Touring myself. Anyway, instead I booked myself on a day of driver training in my Golf R with CAT Driver Training at Millbrook, followed by half a day in my 991 GTS. While I have had training over the years at Porsche Experience Centre and a few others, the training by Colin…