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GT Porsche August/September 2020

GT Porsche is the leading independent Porsche magazine for all owners, drivers and enthusiasts of Germany's most famous sports car maker. Packed full of the latest model reviews, buying guides, classic features, motor sport coverage and the latest news GT Porsche is a must for all Porsche fans. Produced to the highest standards GT Porsche combines the best writers with the greatest photographers and ground breaking design to bring you the very best Porsche magazine on sale today.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
Back issues only
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6 Edities

in deze editie

2 min
getting a fast fix…

Oh, how I miss driving my 911. Somebody recently asked me which was more enjoyable, being behind the wheel of my 997 Carrera 4S or my Bentley Arnage T (a hefty 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V8, in case you were wondering). They’re very different cars, but both powerful sports machines. Of the two, the 911 is the one that has me hankering for a spirited blast along B-road Britain. It’s an excellent tool for the job and one I’m looking forward to driving as soon as it’s safe to head back into the wild. In the meantime, I’ve been staring at photos of the amazing 993-based Kaege Retro GT Porsche contributor, Steve Hall, was lucky enough to borrow for this issue’s cover feature. What a machine! Before you write in to register concern,…

10 min
kaeged beauty

Well, this is confusing. As we cruise along the L386 south of Frankfurt in mid-west Germany, all we see is yellow and green rolling hills punctuated by quaint little settlements, the occasional distant church spire marking them from afar. Whilst we’re enjoying our jaunt through this glorious countryside, we were expecting to happen upon a large town. More specifically, we’re on the hunt for a busy workshop on the outskirts of an industrial estate near the Ortsgemeinde of Flamborn, where a lesser known purveyor of that oh-so-popular 911 recipe, the restomod, resides. Rest assured, dear reader, our sat-nav isn’t on the blink. The Alzey-Worms district of Rhineland-Palatinate isn’t the most obvious place to go looking for one of the most intriguing and interesting of personalised Porsches, but after a few turns…

3 min
arrival of new 911 targa

Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1965, the first 911 Targa was a trailblazer for a whole new type of car. Originally marketed as a "safety cabriolet with anti-roll bar" — primarily in response to increased road safety legislation in the USA — the Targa, with its detachable roof, soon established itself as an independent concept and became a style icon. Right to the present day, Porsche has continued to combine two worlds in the 911 Targa: open-top driving in a cabriolet paired with the sleek convenience of a coupé. Production began towards the end of 1966, with market launch of the 911 Targa taking place in 1967. The concept was enhanced from one 911 generation to the next and, impressively, became the Porsche of choice for one in ten…

2 min
auction sale of final 991 aids covid effort

Many cars are described as "the ultimate,” but few can credibly claim to be literally that. In contrast, this 911 Speedster is the final example of the 991 generation to enter and pass down the production line at Porsche's Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen factory. The car's VIN is, therefore, the final one assigned and, beyond this distinction, this special 911 is also the final example of just 1,948 991 Speedsters assembled. Because this Speedster represents the last of its kind, Porsche commissioned a photographer to document the build process, which took place in December 2019. The last time Porsche commissioned such a project was when the 1,000,000th 911 was built. The Speedster's assembly is, consequently, presented as a large-format, hardcover book bound in the very same Cognac leather wrapped around the car's seats. Amazingly,…

1 min
new pccm head units launched for classics

Porsche Classic's single-DIN satnav-equipped replacement head unit proved popular with owners of transaxles and older 911s following its launch a few years ago, but many felt the unit's sky-high price tag was too lofty when the system's limited features were taken into account. Porsche has responded with its second-generation Porsche Classic Communication Management (PCCM) single-DIN head unit, but has also attempted to broaden the appeal of its offering by introducing a double-DIN version (PCCM+), ideally suited to the 996-generation 911 and 986 Boxster. Both infotainment systems offer a high-resolution touchscreen and modern functions, such as DAB+ and Apple CarPlay, as well integrated navigation. The double-DIN unit's optimised touch screen measures a useful seven inches, with the hardware controls of both models integrated seamlessly into the ambience of the host Porsche's dashboard.…

1 min
nec classic car & resto show postponed to 2021

Due to the ongoing global health crisis, the 2020 outing of the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, held in partnership with Discovery, is now postponed until 26th-28th March 2021. As reported in previous issues of GT Porsche, organisers had hoped to run the event (originally scheduled for March 2020) in August, but with ongoing restrictions regarding the movement of people and social distancing, this course of action is no longer possible. Tickets purchased for the original dates of March 2020 will be valid for the rescheduled dates, with bookings automatically carried over to the 2021 event. Plus, as a 'thank you' to punters for continuing to support the show, an additional adult ticket will be added to each booking free of charge. Furthermore, all trade and display stand…