Total 911 No. 183

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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2 min

They’re calling it the massacre of Monterey. One of the highlights of Car Week in California, auction houses present their sales in front of some of the world’s wealthiest people, who flock to the coastal city to indulge in a festival of luxurious and collectible sports cars. This year though, it’s fair to say auction house sales had lost their sparkle. In many ways the writing was on the wall. Most luxury marques and models, including the Porsche 911 in its various iterations, are down in value compared to a year or two ago. The 911 R and 997 GT2 RS are good cases in point: both these collectibles were valued at 20 per cent more just 12 months previously. Developments – or lack of – at Monterey sought to confirm…

3 min

992 Carrera finally revealed New entry-level 911 remains PDK only – for now Porsche has unveiled its base-level Carrera for the 992 generation. Featuring a detuned version of the same 3.0-litre 9A2 ‘Evo’ flat six found in the Carrera S, the turbocharged Carrera puts out 385hp, which is fed to the rear wheels only. The power output is 15hp more than the base 991.2-generation Carrera before it. The base car will feature a staggered wheel size between front and back axles for the first time: 19-inch on the front and 20-inch at the rear. Other visual differences to the C2S include smaller brakes with black calipers, and two single-exit tailpipe covers. A wide body, Porsche Wet Mode and the 10.9-inch touchscreen carried over from the C2S and C4S are all standard features. The…

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Porsche maintains championship lead with podium at Road America Vanthoor and Bamber take 3rd in IMSA round eight Works drivers Laurens Vanthoor and Earl Bamber have extended their lead at the top of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship standings after a credible 3rd-place finish in round eight at Road America. The driver pairing went into the weekend at the summit of the GTLM standings and started the race in 25-degree sunshine from 4th position. A carefully planned strategy tried to take into account forthcoming caution periods on the 6.5-kilometre circuit. However, an uncharacteristic race without any yellow phases materialised, which left Porsche to battle it out for a podium. In the end Bamber crossed the line in 3rd to extend his and his driving partner’s championship lead to 14 points. The result also means…

4 min
vic elford

Two weeks after winning the 1968 Targa Florio in the Porsche 907, I headed to the next round of the World Championship, the Nürburgring 1,000km. I had many hours and many laps under my belt at the famous track, so I was very much looking forward to the race. Porsche introduced the new 908 3.0-litre, eight-cylinder Coupe for the 1,000km race. I was paired with the late Jo Siffert. The 908 was essentially identical to the 907, except the engine was larger and less complicated. Jo and I had more than a few problems during practice and qualifying, forcing us to start way back in 27th place on the grid. Despite the rough start we battled back to win the 1,000km Nürburgring race by more than three minutes over Hans Herrmann…

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Taycan: a sign of the very near future? Dear Sir, I saw the Porsche Taycan in action at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and have to say I was impressed by the conviction with which it seemed to drive. Quick, obviously, but it looked like it handled brilliantly, allaying some initial fears – from a distance at least – that Porsche was simply making a rival Tesla. It even had a bit of noise to it! What struck me as I wandered around Lord March’s lawn is just how big Porsche is pushing the Taycan. Indeed, all the PR paraphernalia in the run up to, during and since the festival has been about the Taycan or, of course, Formula E. I understand the company is going to make a song and dance…

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ask the expert

Got a question for our Porsche technician? Email us Scott Gardner Job title Workshop manager Place of work Porsche Centre Bournemouth, UK Time at Porsche 13 years Dear Sir, I have a 1981 911 SC which has been sitting in my garage unused for the last few years. Having decided to service the car, I started with the ‘simple’ job of changing the brake fluid and bleeding the brakes. The problem is that the brake pedal will not travel to the floor, even with a bleed valve open. It stops solid about halfway to the floor. Is it possible that I have the unusual problem of a seized master cylinder ? Steve Morgan It’s unusual to have a brake pedal locking solid halfway through its full travel during a bleed procedure. Perhaps the nipple you are bleeding is blocked…