Total 911 No. 185

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
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in this issue

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Has there ever been a generation of 911 more celebrated than the 997? One of the most popular 911 eras, not just in terms of build numbers – as testified by the stats in our data file – but also by way of public opinion, the 997 has always been well received. While there are plenty of people bemoaning fried-egg headlights, a muted soundtrack and the general build quality of the 996, for example, the 997.1 that replaced it is universally loved, and always has been. Traditional styling, a solid build and more choice in the model range were all key factors which appealed right from launch, and which still endure today as the generation celebrates its 15th birthday. “The 997.1 is even better value now than it was a year…

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992 GT3 Touring breaks cover De-winged manual option will continue on the 992-generation GT3 Porsche looks set to continue with the successful ‘Touring’ option for its iconic GT3 after Total 911’s spies captured a prototype in testing. As we’ve reported in previous issues of Total 911, Porsche’s 992-generation GT3 has been testing on public roads for the past year, but now is the first time the company has been spotted testing a ‘flatback’ version of its cult GT product, which is expected to boast a naturally aspirated engine once again. Introduced for the 991-generation GT3, the Touring Package was available for manual cars only as a no-cost option, ditching the GT3’s fixed rear wing in favour of an active component from the 911 Cabriolet. The Touring also had cloth or leather seats rather…

1 min
what’s on in 2019/20

SEMA Show November 5-8 More than 60,000 buyers will descend on Las Vegas for this tuning extravaganza The Classic Car Show November 8-10 The UK’s NEC once again plays host to this indoor festival of classics Formula E 2019/20 race 1 November 22 Porsche will make its first steps in the world championship for electric-powered cars in Saudi Arabia LA Auto Show November 22 - December 1 Rumours persist that Porsche will wrap up the year by revealing the 992 Turbo Daytona 24 Hours January 25-26 The 58th edition of America’s most prestigious race takes place in Florida…

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Porsche takes clean sweep of 2019 IMSA titles Six wins out of 11 wraps up stunning season for works team after Petit Le Mans finale The Porsche GT Team has closed a spectacular 2019 season by taking a clean sweep of all titles, confirmed after a gruelling ten-hour Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta to close the season. A fifth-place finish on the day for works drivers Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor in the #912 RSR secured them the drivers’ title for 2019, which also helped deliver the team title for the #912 squad. Teammates Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet in the #911 RSR finished sixth at Road Atlanta, securing second in the championship. The two sets of results mean Porsche also took the manufacturers’ title to cap a thrilling season at…

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vic elford

In 1969 at Le Mans, with my co-driver Richard Attwood, we had the lead in our 917 by over 50 miles. Everyone in the Porsche pit became optimistic. We were about three hours from the finish: Le Mans was ours to win and our dream was getting closer. Suddenly, Richard was forced to bring the car to a stop in front of the pits. The car had indeed failed as predicted, but it was absolutely nothing to do with what Porsche’s engineers thought would break. We didn’t know it at the time, but because the engine transmission was so long, it was creating a strain in the middle. After 21 hours of stress and strain the bell housing cracked. That meant all the oil leaked onto the clutch. They tried everything…

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Targa to the Arctic: take two! Dear Sir, Just a quick note to say thanks for the route tips you shared in the ‘Targa to the Arctic’ story last year. It helped massively with some of the planning for our own trip after we decided to do the route ourselves. I created a route with just one ferry! Trollstigen was quite a treat doing it at night – top tip there. We had to navigate it during the day and it was packed with coaches and campers; I had to reverse up a switchback at one point! We had amazing driving roads, some planned, some not due to closures. Both Sweden and Norway are utterly beautiful and in places have simply mindblowing scenery. If I were to do it again I don’t think I’d…