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GT Porsche

GT Porsche

December/January 2021

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
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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
over and out…

Time flies almost as quickly as Icon Engineering’s superb 917 K replica. Indeed, it seems hardly possible I’m writing the introduction to my sixteenth issue of GT Porsche as editor. In particular, the past few months have whizzed by, the world in a united state of unrest. These are seriously fast-paced times to be living in. Writing this welcome piece is bittersweet. On the one hand, when so many magazines on the newsstand are closing, I’m delighted to be able to present you with pages packed full of Porsche porn, with special focus on the forty-fifth anniversary of the original 911 Turbo (930). On the other, it’s with a sense of sadness I announce my departure from GT Porsche. I’m off to hop into the editor’s chair of both 911 &…

2 min.
porsche presents 919 hybrid mock-up to aco

An exhibit straight from Zuffenhausen arrived in France on Saturday 19th September, when Fritz Enzinger, Vice President Motorsport at Porsche, handed over a 919 Hybrid mock-up to the President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), Pierre Fillon, head of the organisation responsible for organising the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The presentation took place on the start and finishing straight before the official start of the 88th edition of the endurance classic. “Le Mans has been essential for Porsche since 1951,” emphasises Enzinger. “The 919 Hybrid mock-up symbolises the last three overall victories that Porsche achieved in succession at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Following on from the sixteen overall victories between 1970 and 1998, Porsche was able to continue its exemplary success story with this technological masterpiece.…

8 min.
new gear

CTEK LIMITED EDITION GULF-BRANDED AUTOMOTIVE BATTERY CHARGER Swedish battery maintenance specialist, CTEK (visit ctek.com), has become the market leader in the care and maintenance of automotive batteries. Thanks to unparalleled knowledge and continuous investment in innovation, the company is the first name in highquality, reliable chargers and accessories that are effective, user-friendly and, most importantly, supremely safe (for user, car, battery and, of course, the charger itself!). In fact, so impressive is the firm’s range of products, it has become an OEM supplier to Porsche. Recognising the popularity of its catalogue of battery charging equipment on the Porsche enthusiast scene, CTEK has just launched its Gulf Limited Edition charger, featuring three key charging and maintenance stages to maximise the power and lifetime of your car’s battery. Not only will this trick bit…

10 min.
fully charged

When it comes to performance road cars, Porsche and turbochargers have been a perfect pairing for forty-five years. We’ve seen a huge number of boosted belters exit the company’s Stuttgart stable during this time, yet it’s worth remembering that like much of the technology our favourite brand has harnessed and developed, its turbocharging exploits started at the race circuit. The story starts with the 917, a sports prototype based on the 908 and developed by Porsche to achieve top honours at Le Mans. Introduced in March 1969, the twelve-cylinder track terroriser would go on to be revered as one of the most impressive race cars of all time. Countless victories, including Porsche’s first overall win at Sarthe (outlined in last month’s issue of GT Porsche) were achieved by short and long-tailed…

6 min.
roll with it

In the first part our guide to understanding rolling roads, we highlighted how they work, how you can best prepare your Porsche for a power run, and what you should expect on the day. We finished by taking a look at the horsepower and torque figures Barrie Powell’s 944 Turbo delivered at Dyno Developments (dynodevelopments.co.uk), a Stevenage-based company respected for designing and producing the fastest and most stable chassis dynamometer control systems in the industry. Put simply, if you want to find out how well your Porsche is performing, then book a session on a Dyno Developments rolling road! We returned to North Hertfordshire in order to natter with company boss, Mike Gurney, about the printout Barrie was presented with after his modified transaxle was put through its paces on the…

8 min.
on the right lines

Although not directly intuitive, it’s likely you’ve heard the phrase ‘racing line’. In case you haven’t, the term refers to the path followed for the quickest lap of a circuit, far from a simple straight line. You may well scribe a true straight line between corners, but you’ll need plenty of arcs in the bends — these are the bits that make the most difference to your lap time. From this point onward, I’ll refer to your line through a corner. By this, I mean your trajectory through a given bend. But why the precision of a specific line? Essentially, the racer is looking for a path of least resistance – the quickest way from start to finish. Corners, both numerous and ranging in complexity provide a challenge – the…