Total 911 No. 178

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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1 min

Cast your mind back to 1999. The Porsche 911 had just ditched its air-cooled engine in favour of a flat six cooled by water, the 996 completely revised over its predecessor in both appearance, proportion and engineering. Without a Turbo model to raise the pulses of enthusiasts, who had to make do with only C2s or C4s in either Coupe or Cabriolet form, general reception to this new era of 911 was lukewarm. But Porsche had an ace up its sleeve, duly unveiling a fresh model to add new fire to the water-cooled 911’s primitive line-up. Designed as a track-capable road car, Porsche’s GT3 was to bridge a sizeable gap between the opulent Carrera and hardcore RS of old. “The GT3 was to bridge a gap between the opulent Carrera and…

3 min

Porsche to build more 991.2 GT3 RSs Particulate filter to feature on second batch of Gen2 cars Porsche might well have turned to production of the 992 for its Carrera range of Neunelfer, but Total 911 can reveal the 991.2 GT3 RS is set to re-enter production later this year. Scheduled for delivery between June and September – the latter date signalling what will by then be the second model year of 992 production – we can expect to see similar numbers of ‘batch two’ cars as the initial run of 991.2 GT3 RSs, deliveries of which took place in 2018. Significantly, this second batch of 991.2 GT3 RS will feature a particulate filter for the first time on a Porsche GT car. Designed to meet ever-stricter Euro emissions regulations – a constant…

2 min

Double delight for Porsche at Super Sebring Two class wins for the 911 in WEC spectacular; factory extends championship lead Porsche kicked off ‘Super Sebring’ – where both WEC and IMSA long-distance races were held at the same venue over one weekend – in spectacular fashion after notching up two class wins in the opening WEC event. In the GTE Pro class, works drivers Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz piloted the #91 factory RSR to victory (right) after 1,000 miles of competitive driving at round six of this unique 2018/19 WEC ‘Super Season’, which culminates at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June. Meanwhile, the #92 sister car of Kévin Estre and Michael Christensen crossed the line in 5th place, a result which extends their lead at the top of the WEC driver…

5 min
vic elford

After coming 3rd in the 1966 Tour de Corse in a 911 Porsche loaned to me, the competition manager Huschke von Hanstein and everyone at Stuttgart were very happy. While he couldn’t offer me a contract for the year, Porsche wanted to work with me on a rally-by-rally basis, paying me $500 per event. I was so sure of the potential of the 911 that I accepted the offer. Hanstein proposed a major effort to win the Monte Carlo Rally. Along with my co-driver, David Stone, we immediately began recceing and practising in the French mountains. I was still learning how to drive the 911. Because the 911 had so much weight at the back and only five-inch-wide wheels in the front and back, it required delicacy in handling to keep…

3 min

Porsche production numbers Dear Sir, In regard to production numbers of models as stated in the ‘Data File’ section of Total 911 magazine, I see many 991-generation figures are unknown. Now that the 991 generation is largely over, might we expect to see these numbers come to light? I’d like to know how many Racing yellow 991.1 C4S Coupes were produced for the UK market; how can I go about finding that information? Alfie Tennant Porsche often takes the stance of being tight-lipped when it comes to official production numbers of its cars, particularly with reference to modern examples. You can expect some official figures for 991-generation models to come to light in the coming months and years. We only like to publish facts, so if we’re not sure of the figure we’d rather…

2 min
ask the expert

Scott Gardner Job title Workshop Manager Place of work Porsche Centre Bournemouth, UK Time at Porsche 13 years I’m a regular reader of Total 911. I own a 2010 997.2 Carrera with 46,000 miles on the clock. My problem is that sometimes, quite rarely really, it produces a cloud of smoke from both exhausts on start-up. There doesn’t seem to be any pattern. Once it happened while parked for a couple of hours on a steepish hill, tail down. Other times it happens when it has been parked overnight or for a few weeks, though by no means every time. Sometimes it’s after being driven enthusiastically, but again only rarely. The problem became more noticeable after a service. The oil level is on the full mark and the car only does about 3,000 miles per year. I’ve…