Total 911 No. 181

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

In the realms of classic Porsche parlance, ‘Turbo v Carrera’ is a near-perpetual debate for those looking to dive fresh-faced into the world of air-cooled 911 ownership. Harking from a world before the 911’s line-up blossomed with the arrival of ‘GT3’ and ‘GT2’, if you wanted a top-of-the-range 911 with an atmospheric engine then Carrera it was, often with the letters ‘R’ and ’S’ added onto the end of its name. If your idea of a luxurious 911 came with forced induction, then Porsche had its Turbo ready to order, providing you had the funds to acquire it. Today the ground is much more even between top-line classic Carreras and Turbos in terms of values, which makes the decision even harder. Should your classic 911 be nat-asp or turbocharged? “Should your…

4 min

New Porsche Exclusive 911s set to be revealed Exclusive department to collaborate with Style Porsche for Heritage specials Porsche has announced an exciting new concept for a series of low-number, special-edition 911s, set to be revealed next year as part of a new ‘Heritage Design Strategy’. The result of an ‘extraordinary’ collaboration between Porsche Style and the storied Exclusive department, Porsche says the partners are “reinterpreting exclusive 911 models with iconic elements stemming from Porsche vehicles dating back to the 1950s through to the 1980s”. These new cars will form part of a ‘Lifestyle’ operative, whereby specially honed new vehicles with modern-day technology will feature a number of emotive references to vehicles of the past. One such vehicle is mooted to be a new Sport Classic, first reported last issue by Total 911,…

1 min
what’s on in 2019

Porsche Supercup round 4 12-14 July The elite 911 racing championship heads to the British GP at Silverstone 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 Salon Privé 2019 5-7 September The popular classic car competition returns to Blenheim Palace Formula E season 6 December 2019 Porsche will make its first steps in the world championship for electric-powered race cars…

3 min

Factory secures quadruple of titles at Le Mans Super-season finale at La Sarthe serves up WEC crown for Christensen and Estre Porsche factory drivers Michael Christensen and Kévin Estre were confirmed as world champions of the 2018/19 WEC after a nail-biting 10th-place finish at the championship’s final round at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Winners of the super season curtain raiser at Le Mans last year, the driver pairing returned to La Sarthe with Laurens Vanthoor and looked almost certain to cement their GTE Pro title with a repeat victory at France’s famous twice-round-the-clock race. Their #92 car, one of four factory 991 RSRs competing, took the lead after five hours of racing in the GT class, only for repairs to a defective exhaust at 03:47 meaning they dropped back six laps.…

4 min
guest column vic elford

After winning the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1968 in the Porsche 907 long-tail, the following weekend at the 12 Hours of Sebring Porsche won the race with Jo Siffert and Hans Herrmann taking the chequered flag and with me taking 2nd place. We were in the 907 short-tails because the long-tails weren’t suited for Sebring. I was extremely happy with my US Porsche debut. Winning these famous races certainly raised the profile of Porsche in the US. As Porsche enthusiasts know, the Targa Florio is one of the most storied races in motorsport history. In the 1968 Targa Florio I drove the factory 2.2-litre 907 short-tail Coupe. Instead of one of my usual co-drivers, Porsche invited Umberto Maglioli to join me. I got off to a great start. As I roared…

4 min

Porsche pricing in the UK: rip-off Britain? Dear Sir, I’ve been a Porschephile since I was 12 and my sister’s boyfriend had a new 356 which he took me out in, telling me that Porsche made the best cars in the world. Powerful words that clearly influenced a young mind. Over the years I have owned 12 Porsche, of which six were 911s. I’m a Canadian living in England and currently run a 991.1 GTS as well as a new Cayenne GTS. I’m also a digital subscriber to Total 911. I’m loving the evolution of the 992 – its styling cues from the 930, wide body, wheel flares and flowing lines are beautiful in every way. The tech spec says that it is every bit as capable as my GTS and more.…