Total 911 No. 180

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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Future Publishing Ltd
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in this issue

2 min

Rumours continue to gather pace that Porsche could soon roll out an innovative lease system for its sports cars, whereby the company retains ownership of the vehicle while customers enjoy fuss-free performance driving of different models via a medium-term loan, for a set monthly fee. We don’t know if these rumours are true or not but, if so, it will play nicely into the hands of the enthusiast. We’re now a long way from the crazy days of 2015 when GT cars ballooned in value overnight, a phenomenon which trickled right through the market. Brilliant for owners from a financial point of view, yes, but by-and-large it stopped people using their Porsche. “Owners appear happy to seek enjoyment from chasing redlines” I’ve said for a long time that day-to-day we see less 911s…

4 min

992 GT3 will feature naturally aspirated flat six Speedster announcement underlines Porsche’s commitment to atmospheric engines for GT cars Nobody is prepared to officially circulate it, but the 991 Speedster’s arrival confirms the rumours that the 992 GT3 will use a version of Porsche’s 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat six. Like the exclusive 911 R the Speedster borrows its manual six-speed gearbox from, the limited-edition Speedster has some technical developments that are too significant to have just been created for a special low-volume model. The fact that the GT department has managed to enable the Speedster to pass the Euro 6d TEMP EVAP-ISC emissions standards by fitting a pair of exhaust particulate filters also signals that Porsche GT’s commitment to naturally aspirated engines won’t die with the end of the 991-series 911. Speaking at the…

1 min
what’s on in 2019

Le Mans 24 Hours 15-16 June 2019 Unique curtain closer to the 2018/19 WEC super-season at La Sarthe IMSA Sportscar Championship, round six 27-30 June Porsche Team USA takes on the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen Goodwood Festival of Speed 4-7 July Motorsport’s ultimate summer garden party will this year feature a live action arena Classic & supercars 21 July Porsche will be the celebrated brand for this year’s event at Sherborne Castle 320 at Silverstone 10 August 20th anniversary special experience for GT3-owning Porsche Club GB members…

2 min

2.0L Cup continues to light up Peter Auto calendar 38-strong field of early 911 racers compete in second race of season at Spa Classic Belgium’s Spa Francorchamps provided the venue for round two of the 2019 2.0L Cup, which saw Andrew Kirkcaldy claim victory from a 38-strong lineup of 1965 Porsche 911 race cars. Kirkcaldy’s #99 race car took the chequered flag after 28 laps and more than 90 minutes of racing in Belgium. Kirkcaldy finished 46 seconds ahead of Paragon’s Mark Sumpter and driving partner Mike Jordan in the #77 car, in front of 20,000 spectators over the three days of the revered Spa Classic festival. Champion of the inaugural 2018 campaign, which forms part of the Peter Auto series, Oliver Bryant, who also claimed victory at the 2019 season opener in…

4 min
vic elford

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary Porsche 917. I didn’t realise it until a few weeks ago while at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Porsche’s iconic race car, but it also marks the 50th anniversary of the Concorde Supersonic airliner. I have often thought about what an engineering marvel the Concorde was. Yet the Porsche 917 I raced can also be considered an engineering marvel. Both these masterpieces were designed with slide rules, not computers! Just think about that for a minute… The Concorde and the phenomenal 917 were created by mathematical geniuses. Both the 917 and Concorde were ahead of their time. Because 2019 is a special year for the 917, over the next few months I will share more details about the car I…

3 min

Missing Supersport Dear Sir, Reading your fabulous magazine, I get to page 86, Data File, but can’t see an entry for the 911 Supersport. Any reason it’s not listed? It looks like a 930, but without the Turbo engine. I always wanted a Turbo, but the insurance was so expensive when I was young I bought the next best thing, the Supersport. That was back in 1988 when it was just three years old – I’ve had it ever since. It’s been in storage for 21 years, but I just got it out and had it recommissioned to start using it again. Martyn Clatworthy The Supersport isn’t included in our Data File as we consider it an option for the base 3.2 Carrera rather than a model in its own right – though we…