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Total 911

Total 911 No. 168

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
Editor:
Future Publishing Ltd
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Monthly
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2 min.
welcome

How did you celebrate Porsche’s 70th anniversary? A fine weekend in June gave rise to spirited commemorations as enthusiasts came together to salute seven decades of Porsche sports cars, which the 911 is at the centre of. For me, it was rather serendipitous that over this weekend I was in the Alps with eight other Porsche-crazy friends, driving on as many epic mountain passes as time would allow us. It all started around four years ago when I first called into my local Porsche Centre for them to look at a 991.1 Turbo S, which had a minor mechanical problem. I got chatting to the business manager, Karl, and we subsequently met up for dinner. “A fine weekend in June gave rise to spirited commemorations as enthusiasts came together” In what became a…

4 min.
update

New Speedster revealed Long-awaited 991 model revealed as concept The new 911 Speedster has finally been revealed by Porsche ahead of its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Unveiled as a ‘concept’ to celebrate the brand’s 70th birthday, the Speedster is evocative of Porsche’s first 356 Roadster which took to the road exactly seven decades ago. As such there are specific design cues on the 991-platform Speedster which relate to the ethos of the early cars, including talbotstyle wing mirrors and a centrally-mounted fuel tank under the front bonnet. Porsche says the white and GT silver two-tone bodywork harks back to its early racing cars. The new model features traditional elements found on a 911 Speedster, including a shortened and more steeply raked windscreen with shortened side windows. The rear cover…

2 min.
motorsport

991 RSR wins at Le Mans Pink Pig liveried works car takes GTE Pro crown Porsche works’ RSRs produced a scintillating display to take a 1-2 finish at the 86th running of Le Mans. The result means the factory team ensured a happy first return to La Sarthe since pulling out of top-level LMP1 competition in the WEC, fielding four works 911s in the GTE Pro category instead. Dressed in iconic ‘Pink Pig’ livery as part of Porsche’s 70th birthday celebrations, the #92 car of Kévin Estre, Michael Christensen and Laurens Vanthoor triumphed in a hugely competitive GT field after a fantastic battle with the factory Fords, both cars trading paint on numerous occasions in a truly bumper-to-bumper showcase. The victory was followed up by a second-placed finish for the sister #91 car of…

4 min.
ben barker

Reflecting on Le Mans 2018 Ben’s frustrations with the 24-hour race continue, though there are plenty of personal positives It’s not often that you can say you qualified second, set a new race lap record and saw off a former F1 great in head-to-head combat without having some silverware to show for it but, sadly, that was the story of my Le Mans. After a frustrating time at the Circuit de la Sarthe last year, the Gulf Racing team returned with reasons to be positive. Okay, we hadn’t quite got the results we wanted from either of our first two outings in 2018, but Le Mans beckoned with a much more favourable outlook than 2017. The team had prepared as well as ever, we had the right equipment to do the job…

4 min.
hurley haywood

After winning my first professional race in my class at the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen in 1969, driving the Porsche 911S Brumos Racing #58 car, I was on cloud nine when a sobering letter arrived from ‘Uncle Sam’ drafting me in to the US Army, which ultimately sent me to Vietnam. It’s fair to say my promising racing career could have easily have been over after this first Porsche win. While some of my friends were able to get out of going to Vietnam for varying reasons, I knew it was my duty as an American to go, regardless of how unpopular that war was. It was a big awakening. When you are shot at you tend to grow up in a big hurry. I was yanked out of the…

8 min.
views

911 R v GT3 Touring: the verdict is in… Dear Sir, It’s been a year-and-a-half and 4,000km in the 911 R versus a day-and-a-half and a couple hundred clicks in the GT3, so here’s my first assessment. First, I think it’s important to reflect on the philosophy behind these cars, as it really sets them apart. What I love about both of these cars is that Porsche has taken all its motorsport technology and applied it to imbue a real sense of personality and occasion in both cars. Everybody talks about the GT3 engine and how it dominates the car. Having been spoiled by the 911 R, my first impression wasn’t that at all, but rather the steering. Weighted a little heavier than the 911 R, it also has more feedback and weights up…