Total 911 No. 177

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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

Total 911’s annual ‘cars to buy’ issue is always one of my personal favourites of the year. Away from the glitzy unveilings of Porsche’s latest and greatest models, the issue always does justice to highlight some of the many models of 911 which experts from around the industry are tipping to be hot property over the next 12 months. “Choosing the right Neunelfer can be a minefield” The reason we do this each year is thus: whether you’re just entering 911 ownership or evolving your Porsche story, choosing the right Neunelfer can be a minefield. There are over 100 different models across eight generations, most of which are available in Coupe, Cabriolet and Targa body styles, with values varying from £15,000 right up to £1 million. Then there are sensible questions to…

6 min

RUF reveals new GT in 80th year Pfaffenhausen manufacturer debuts new 991-based model at Geneva Motor Show German sports car manufacturer RUF Automobile kick-started its 80th birthday celebrations with the unveiling of an all-new GT model at the 89th Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. The 991.2 GTS-based Ruf GT follows Pfaffenhausen’s mantra of creating cars which combine performance and suitability for everyday use. Its 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged flat six produces 515hp, up 65hp from Porsche’s factory GTS models, with peak torque at a useable 645Nm. Equipped with a rendition of Porsche’s seven-speed double-clutch gearbox – though a manual is available as an option – the rear-drive car weighs 1,450kg, identical to Porsche’s rear-drive GTS. As well as a 0-62mph time of just 3.4-seconds, aerodynamic revisions to the 991.2’s body including a RUF ducktail, rear…

1 min
what’s on in 2019

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 Porsche Supercup, Catalunya 10-12 May Inaugural race of the F1-supporting premier Porsche competition Le Mans 24 Hours, France 15-16 June The curtain closer to the WEC’s 2018-2019 super season Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK 4-7 July This year’s theme is Speed Kings – Motorsport’s Record Breakers…

3 min
992: first road drive

Valencia, Spain. It’s been six weeks since our first introduction to the driving delights of Porsche’s eighth-generation 911, our very own Kyle Fortune dissecting the differences between the Carrera 4S and Carrera 2S on track at the Hockenheimring. Today though, we’re getting a little taste as to how these cars perform in the real world. Ahead of first deliveries, what else can we learn from the 992? For anyone coming from a previous 911 – even a 991 – the 992’s technological overhaul takes some getting used to. It’s not the technology itself which is the problem, more the way it’s presented: the new 12-inch screen in the centre of the dashboard acts as a constant draw for your eyes, though those digital screens either side of the analogue tacho are…

5 min
vic elford

In 1967 I was responsible for the first 911 to really go racing. In the early 1960s my rallying career was progressing well. I drove successfully for Triumph for a year and got some pretty good results, even though the car was totally outclassed by the big Healeys in our category. By this time I was in demand by the British teams, including Rover. Triumph wanted to keep me for 1964, but didn’t really have a car and didn’t have any money, so I decided to go to Ford as they promised me the moon. One reason I decided to go to Ford was a man named Walter Hayes. He was the director of public relations, a fantastic guy, and I really liked him. The first year at Ford was okay,…

5 min

In defence of the 993 C4S Dear Sir, Every time I see the 993 C4S mentioned in the pages of Total 911 I cringe because a) I own one and b) I know what’s coming next. Issue 175 was no exception. In the article ‘993 Carrera S v Turbo’ the writer marched out all of the usual criticisms of the C4S. It’s one of the “less-than-stellar widebody 911s”, and given its extra weight in combination with the normally aspirated engine you have a car “whose performance is a little blunted.” But if you are looking for a nimble, lightweight performance 911, you’d better look elsewhere. All I can say is: guilty as charged! The C4S really is sluggish, at least at the low end. It’s not nearly as nimble as my 1988 modified 3.2…