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Total 911 No. 182

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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Prototypes like the four-door 911 example above offer a fascinating insight to a carmaker’s lesser-told narrative. We all know about the successful models which have received universal acclaim or even gone on to define a company, but the mules which helped craft them are often hidden away from the public eye – or worse, crushed. This is a crying shame, as these development cars are historical signposts showing how a manufacturer arrived at a pivotal moment, whether it be to ditch air-cooling for water, or stick with the flat six over a V8. These are questions which Porsche itself has posed and answered over the years, some of which you’ll know about, others you won’t. “Testing rear-axle steering began as far back as the 993” Sometimes it is the untold stories which…

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Walliser: future 911s will get more electronics Head of 911 production gives clues to future 911 development How’s the new job, we ask Frank-Steffen Walliser: “It’s different. We have a, let me call it interesting, period of transition.” He’s talking about the new emissions regulations, which have hit every car firm hard, chewing up engineering time. He’s relishing the challenge though. As an engineer looking after the 911, particularly in the current environment, he says: “For me it’s so important every car keeps the character.” He admits that it’s inevitable that electronics play their role, saying: “Maybe you should do it one day. Same hardware in a car, different electronics; one is bullshit to drive, and the other is perfect. With electronics you can destroy everything, or you can make it perfect.” While…

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what’s on in 2019

Shire Outlaw Gathering 24 August Shropshire Porsche meet to raise money for mental health charities Salon Privé 2019 5-8 September The popular classic car competition returns to Blenheim Palace Frankfurt Motor Show 12-22 September Porsche will reveal its first all-electric sports car to the world Petit Le Mans 9-12 October Curtain closer to the 2019 IMSA season takes place at Road Atlanta Formula E 2019/20 race 1 November 22 Porsche will make its first steps in the world championship for electric-powered cars in Saudi Arabia…

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2019 RSR revealed Mid-engined works car for new IMSA and WEC campaigns is ‘95 per cent new’ Porsche unveiled its new 911 RSR racer for the 2019/20 season at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed in July. The mid-engined 992 race car is claimed to be 95 per cent new, despite critics claiming it merely looks like an even wider 991. Porsche though says the only unchanged components are the headlights, brake system, clutch, driver’s seat and parts of the suspension. Underneath the skin, Porsche’s new, top-level GT car – ready for works assaults on next year’s IMSA and WEC championships – has undergone “improvements in all areas”, including a new, naturally aspirated, 4.2-litre flat six engine, which produces 515hp depending on the size of the restrictor. The largest boxer engine ever to feature in…

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Last month I shared how I won the legendary Targa Florio in May 1968 driving the Porsche 907 factory 2.2-litre short-tail. It was one of the most exhausting yet satisfying victories of my entire Porsche career. As I also mentioned last month, it was the first and only time Porsche used a photo of the driver, not the car, to promote its win on a post-race poster. It’s one of the most famous of all Porsche racing posters. In fact, I have it in my home. It is such a large poster that it would only fit in one room in my house… just above the loo! Very few people know that fun fact. Another interesting piece of historical significance about that particular Targa Florio is that a new legend was born…

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Future PLC Richmond House, 33 Richmond Hill Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6EZ Editorial Editor Lee Sibley 01202 586200 Senior Art Editor Stephen Williams Production Editor Nikole Robinson Contributors Rob Clarke, Tony McGuiness, Gina Purcell, Peter Wilson, Joe Williams, Chris Randall, Chris Wallbank, Kyle Fortune, Joe Croser, Daniel Pullen, Ben Przekop, Kieron Fennelly, Harold Gan, Nick Jeffery, Michael Meldrum, Ron Lang, Tim Pitt, Louis Ruff, Ben Barry, Steve Hall, Chuck Richards Cover image Daniel Pullen Photography All copyrights and trademarks are recognised and respected Advertising Media packs are available on request Regional Advertising Director Mark Wright Advertising Manager Toni Cole Account Manager Garry Brookes International Total 911 is available for licensing. Contact the International department to discuss partnership opportunities International Licensing Director Matt Ellis Circulation Head of Newstrade Tim Mathers Production Head of Production Mark Constance Production Project Manager Clare Scott Advertising Production Manager Joanne Crosby Digital Editions Controller Jason Hudson Production…