Total 911 No. 176

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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in this issue

2 min

Eyebrows raised as the hammer fell for Lot 215 during RM Sotheby’s Arizona sale. A 997 Sport Classic had sold for $654,000, setting a new record for the model. Was this a welcome change in the wind for prestige Porsche sales? The result deserves a little scrutiny and speculation as to its potential permutations. On the face of it, the news is positive. Values of prestige 911s have generally fallen over the last two years, perhaps illustrated most vividly by the fortunes of the 991 R, which has pretty well halved in value. 2018 was also a weak year for the 997 GT3 RS 4.0 and 997 GT2 RS, despite the fact just 600 and 500 models were produced respectively. After the boom of 2014 and 2015, we’ve entered a prolonged…

4 min

Exclusive 911s get 2019 auction season off to a flyer Sport Classic fetches half a million at RM Sotheby’s Arizona sale; Speedster sells for $423,000 A barely used 997 Sport Classic stole the headlines at RM Sotheby’s Arizona sale as the first auction of the year reignited the presitge Porsche marketplace. No.2 of the 250 produced as part of a limited run by the Porsche Exclusive department, the Sport Classic had just 150 miles on the clock. The hammer price of $634,000 – some way past its estimate of $400,000 to $500,000 – comfortably set a new record for the model. Lauded by enthusiasts for its extraordinary levels of hand-made craftsmanship, the 997 Sport Classic has long been considered one of the most desirable 911s to acquire despite it not featuring a Motorsport…

1 min
what’s on in 2019

Amelia Island Concours 7-10 March World-famous Concours d’Elegance in Florida also features auctions from Sotheby’s and Gooding & Co. Geneva Motor Show 7-17 March The first motor show of the year on European soil will open its doors in Switzerland Sebring 1,000 miles 13- 16 March A historic joint IMSA/WEC weekend held on Florida’s second track Tour of Scotland 31 March - 5 April Petrolhead Tours takes on Scotland for a five-day trip in your own Porsche Taste of Tuscany 6-19 May Autobahn Adventures’ luxury driving tour from the cockpit of a 911 Carrera…

2 min
wltp: what is it?

Air quality and vehicle emissions are under scrutiny like never before and, as legislation becomes ever tougher, car makers are under pressure to meet strict new testing standards. That includes Porsche, and a look at the economy and CO2 emissions of the 992 models announced so far reveal some notable differences. The last iteration of the 991 Carrera S Coupe equipped with a PDK gearbox claimed official figures of 36.7mpg and 174g/km; those same numbers for the 992 are 31.7mpg and 205g/km. And things are much the same for the Carrera 4S, changing from 35.8mpg and 180g/km to 31.4mpg and 206g/km respectively. So what’s responsible for these revised numbers? First, it’s worth pointing out that the figures between generations aren’t actually comparable – new testing regime aside, those 992s are more…

3 min

Brumos-liveried RSR secures podium at Daytona 2019 IMSA season up and running after challenging conditions in Florida Mother Nature did her best to thwart Porsche’s IMSA team from dominating the 2019 season curtain-raiser at the 24 Hours of Daytona, with harsh weather pushing the factory RSRs back to a finish of 3rd and 5th. Former Total 911 columnist Nick Tandy set the pace in qualifying, comfortably putting his #911 RSR with Frenchmen Patrick Pilet and Frédéric Makowiecki on pole. The #912 sister car of Earl Bamber, Laurens Vanthoor and Mathieu Jaminet started from 5th on the grid. Tandy, Pilet and Mackowiecki ensured their 510hp RSR, decked in the iconic Brumos Racing livery in honour of the Jacksonville concern’s unprecedented racing success with Porsche over five decades, extended their qualifying dominance well into the race,…

5 min
vic elford

Last issue I mentioned that, on occasion, my dad would let me take his 1939 Hillman Minx to work. Unfortunately, while practicing car control on the slippery cobblestones one day, the drive shaft broke under the strain. Needless to say my dad wasn’t happy, and he told me to fix it. The most important lesson for me was discovering I could do whatever was necessary to accomplish the task at hand under even the most adverse circumstances. In fact, it helped me years later when, as a member of Ford’s factory rally team, I was forced to replace the cylinder head gasket on top of a mountain in the French Alps with virtually no outside help. I’ve always wanted to be the best at whatever I attempted. This mindset helped me tremendously…