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Total 911

Total 911 No. 170

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’s something uniquely special about the Porsche Turbo. A car that took the 911 into a new stratosphere when launched in 1975, it gave genuine supercar credentials to Zuffenhausen’s sports car icon with its bulging bodywork and explosive performance. The appeal of the Turbo since has been everlasting. Launched amid a global oil crisis it nevertheless flourished, becoming a symbol of excess by the mid-1980s and surviving prolonged exclusion from the United States and Japanese markets in the process. Now in its fourth decade of continuous production, the Turbo has also proved it’s still relevant today, beating away another existential threat, this time from within Porsche. 2015 saw the entire 911 Carrera range follow the Turbo’s suit by adopting forced induction: no longer a unique chapter of the 911 dynasty, many predicted…

4 min.
update

Porsche 992 captured without camo for the first time Clearest pictures yet of next-generation 911 revealed on the public road; full-width rear lights and Taycan-style front end spotted Total 911’s spies have captured the incoming 992-generation Porsche 911 testing sans disguise for the very first time. Seen here in a covert dark-blue hue, the lack of disguise suggests Porsche has all but completed testing of the car set to replace the outgoing 991.2-generation 911. As you can see, the 992’s silhouette, roofline and rear quarter window profile is very similar to its 991 predecessor, with obvious styling revisions to the wing mirrors which are aerodynamically refined, door handles which sit flush with the door profile for the first time, also reducing drag, as well as a new front bumper profile which is expected…

2 min.
luft gb

“It was a confluence of everything coming together at the right time,” says Jeff Zwart, the legendary Pikes Peak driver, who had flown to London for the edit of his new feature film The Art of Racing in the Rain. The film wasn’t the only reason for his presence in the UK though: along with Porsche factory racer Patrick Long, Zwart had teamed up with the new classic car concern, Sports Purpose, to bring their cult Luftgekühlt show to Great Britain. This curated exhibition of air-cooled Porsche started in California in 2014. It captured the attention of a truly worldwide audience, with many asking Long and Zwart when they’d bring the show out of America’s Golden State. That duly happened this summer, the Luftgekühlt circus rocking up at Bicester Heritage, the…

2 min.
motorsport

GTD class win for GT3 R as works RSRs falter Mixed results in IMSA SportsCar Championship Porsche’s 911s endured a weekend of mixed emotions at round eight of the IMSA SportsCar Championship at the storied Road America race track. The factory RSR squad of Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor in the #912 car just missed out on the podium with a fourth-place finish, while teammates Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet crossed the line in fifth, their #911 car leading the field with an hour of racing to go before a drive-through penalty was incurred. Despite the disappointment in Wisconsin, Porsche’s factory drivers remain in a realistic hunt for individual titles in GTLM: Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor currently occupy fifth place in the driver’s championship, their haul of 225 points just 16 shy…

4 min.
hurley haywood

On 19 August, 1975, one of the world’s greatest racing drivers and my good friend Mark Donohue died in a Formula One racing accident during practice at the Austrian Grand Prix. I was shocked and devastated. Mark had helped me in so many ways with the 917; he had provided me with guidance and advice that was immeasurable. Mark was very much like his son David in looks and personality. Mark was extremely proud of the pranks he played on other drivers. His pranks were ingenious! One time before the driver’s meeting at the 1973 Watkins Glen race he opened the bonnet of my rental car and switched all the plugs. I was able to start the car, but as I was driving it the car was shaking and shuddering. It…

6 min.
views

Is the classic market stalling? Dear Sir, In a recent sales debate in the back of the magazine, your team pondered whether the classic market was stalling. You put the question to some European-based market specialists, and the outlook as listed was rather calming. The general consensus seemed to be it had bottomed out. However, I disagree. House prices have slowed in the past year (this is always a good indicator as to what the classic car market is doing), with London in fact receding. On top of this I know some are now trying to get out of their classic cars, as they believe a recession is coming. I’ve also seen many cars are sitting around on forecourts for months, suggesting their value is too high or people just don’t want to…