Total 911 No. 186

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

The subject of this month’s cover story was initially looking at the wider Porsche market. It’s no secret that values have fallen back quite substantially compared to just two years ago: the cars are the same, of course, but the numbers in their windows these days aren’t quite mimicking that of a telephone number. However, it was only after chatting to numerous specialists right around the industry that we realised this change in values might be a little less generalised. The Porsche Turbo, a staple of the 911 line-up since 1975, has clearly taken a big hit of late. Values have been on the slide over the last 12 months, with prices softening by up to 30 per cent. For a 964 3.6 creeping past the quarter of a million mark…

3 min

The manual 992 is here! Porsche North America announces seven-speed gearbox is a no-cost 992 option A full year into 992 production, Porsche has finally revealed a manual transmission for its Carrera S and 4S models in both Coupe and Cabriolet body styles. The manual gearbox is – like the 991 generation before it – seven-speed, though it will be offered in the US as a no-cost option to the standard eight-speed PDK transmission. Other territories are yet to confirm price or availability. On the 991 generation manual transmission was standard, with PDK a £1,700 extra. The ‘stick shift’ will once again be paired with a mechanical limited-slip differential, including Porsche Torque Vectoring, as opposed to the electrically controlled differential allocated to the PDK unit. Development engineers have previously told Total 911 the new…

1 min
what’s on in 2020

Autosport show 9-12 January Europe’s largest motorsport show returns to the NEC in Birmingham Formula E 2019/20 race 3 18 January Porsche will take to the streets of Santiago, Chile, to resume battle in this all-electric competition Daytona 24 Hours 25-26 January The 58th edition of America’s most prestigious race takes place in Florida Six Hours of São Paulo 30 January - 1 February Round five of eight in the 2019/20 FIA WEC sees the new RSR race for the first time in 2020 Geneva Motor Show 5-15 March The 992 GT3 will be presented to the world’s media and enthusiasts for the first time…

3 min

Works 991 RSR bows out of competition Mid-engined 911 race car retires after unprecedented WEC and IMSA success After three seasons, 13 wins, 34 podiums and titles in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, along with victories at Le Mans and Sebring, the 991 RSR has retired. It will go down in motorsport history as one of the most successful Porsche race cars of all time. In the 2019 IMSA competition the RSR scored six GTLM class wins, including a record string of five in a row. Included in those were the endurance races at Sebring and Watkins Glen, as well as the sprint races at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Virginia International Raceway, Mid-Ohio and the streets of Long Beach, California. Earlier in the season we sat down with…

2 min
christmas gift guide 2019

PRIVATELY COMMISSIONED PAINTING OF YOUR 911 Price: POA For that tailored, personal gift, treat yourself or a cherished one to a privately commissioned, stunning painting of your/their 911 pride and joy, capturing its beauty forever. Artist Rob Hefferan is a Porsche enthusiast himself and creates stunning, bespoke automotive art to TURBO 3.0 BOOK Price: €595 The exceptional Turbo 3.0 book takes the reader on a time-travelling journey back to the very roots of Porsche’s legendary Turbo. The first-generation 3.0-litre 930 is extensively detailed with hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and well-written prose explaining Porsche’s development of this special car. From the bright paint and interior colours of the 1970s, to the special one-off models, to coverage of Turbo RSR and 934 racing, Ryan Snodgrass’ book should be on every serious Porsche enthusiast’s LN ENGINEERING BILLET…

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vic elford

Last issue I touched on the intense rivalry between John Wyer and Ferdinand Piëch. What had been the Porsche Salzburg Team in 1970 had wound down and was replaced by the Porsche Martini Racing Team in 1971. There was no question Martini was now a factory team, and therefore benefited from Porsche and Piëch’s full support. Being a member of Piëch’s Martini Racing Team allowed me to personally benefit. While I wasn’t involved in the political situation between Piëch and Wyer, the daggers drawn between Wyer’s Gulf Racing and Porsche simply became bigger. Wyer and Piëch continued to argue about who got what. Wyer was always offered first choice on engines and so on due to the contract they had at the time. Usually Wyer would say, “If I don’t use…