Total 911 No. 187

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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in this issue

2 min

In Porsche circles, 2019 wasn’t the most spectacular of years. Values of our 911s went down almost across the board, with many cars sitting for sale for months. Meanwhile, expansion of the latest 992 model lineup from the manufacturer proved slow. Clearly lost among the hype of Porsche’s all-electric Taycan range, not a single 992 production car was built with a manual gearbox, the new 911 range consisting simply of a PDK Carrera or Carrera S in two or four-wheel drive, in Coupe or Cabriolet body styles. For 2020 though, all that is set to change. The 992 generation will burst into life in spectacular fashion, its range set to blossom with the imminent arrivals of a Targa and Turbo. The early days of this new year will see a return…

4 min

992 Targa spotted winter testing Imminent production reveal after final shakedown in cold weather Total 911’s spies have captured the 992 Targa in cold-climate testing – Porsche’s extreme weather study – suggesting a final production reveal is imminent. Spotted in the snowy terrain of northern Sweden, where temperatures dropped to minus 13 degrees Celsius, the mules are almost entirely free of camouflage, matching the appearance of previous tests in warmer climates elsewhere in Europe during 2019. As our previous spy pictures have shown, the 992 Targa will carry over the innovative roof design of the 991 generation before it, applied to the 1,852mm-wide body seen on 992 Coupe and Cabriolet sister models. As with the 991 era, all Targa models are expected to be available in four-wheel drive only. Rumours persist that the Targa will…

1 min
what’s on in 2020

Autosport show 9-12 January Europe’s largest motorsport show returns to the NEC, 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 6 Hours of São Paulo 31 January 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…

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Porsche opens Formula E account with podium 2nd place for André Lotterer in Riyadh Works driver André Lotterer ensured Porsche’s debut in Formula E was a memorable one after finishing the first race in 2nd position. The opening weekend of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019/20 presented a double header under glorious sunshine in Saudi Arabia, with Lotterer starting from 7th position on the grid in his #36 Porsche 99X, his Porsche teammate Neel Jani starting from 20th in his #18 99X due to a yellow flag phase at the end of qualifying. Lotterer made a blistering start to Porsche’s first venture in the all-electric single-seater series, working his way up through the field to 2nd. Jani finished in 17th. For race two the following day, Lotterer continued his good pace, initially finishing…

5 min
vic elford

There are unique differences between drivers of my era and modern race drivers. For instance, if my generation of drivers wanted to earn money, we had to drive many different types of cars. The drivers today typically pilot only one type of car, and I would say modern cars are easier and safer to drive than the cars of my time. The big difference is back then we had to really drive the cars. Safety wasn’t a concern as it is now. If we made a real mess of things, we were likely to die. Today that is virtually impossible. I’ve talked about this with a lot of people, but with today’s cars, because of the technology in the car, once the driver has learned (if indeed he ever does) to get…

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GT3 v Carrera T Dear Sir, A question came up at a recent cars and coffee, and I’d like to know your opinion – plus those of any others who wish to get involved. It all started when we saw a manual 991.2 GT3 for sale. The owner wanted £140k for it. Somebody made what I thought was a good point: why not buy a Carrera T and save yourself the best part of £60k? I am in a position to buy a GT3 (I’ll likely have to settle for a 991.2 as I do not have a relationship with any dealer, so I’m not even bothering trying to secure a 992) and it really got me thinking. Everybody is quick to chase the latest GT car, but is a GT3 really double…