Total 911 No. 189

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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2 min

In this modern, digital world, the printed magazine is more special, more sacred, than ever. A trusted media source that’s written by experts, scrupulously vetted for accuracy and lavishly presented, it might not be able to compete with the internet for immediacy of news, but it more than makes up for that by giving you unrivalled detail and insight into your desired subject over many pages. We’re proud of our title in fulfilling this and we understand that its role today is arguably more important than ever before, and fully believe the printed magazine is therefore here to stay. “We believe in elegant print media, and we believe you do, too” That’s why this issue we’re delighted to present you with a bumper package of Porsche buying essentials. Alongside your usual instalment…

3 min

Porsche begins testing 992 Targa GTS Pre-production mules free from camo in cold-weather testing Total 911’s spies have captured Porsche testing 992 Targa GTS prototypes for the first time. The mules, free from any camouflage, are the first Targa variants of 992-generation GTS cars Porsche has been seen testing during cold-weather runs in northern Sweden. Easy to spot with its centre-locking wheel designs, the Targa GTS in our pictures features a slightly tweaked front bumper over those found on a standard Carrera. Black details, which have become a hallmark of the modern-day GTS, can again be found on the 992 Targa GTS prototype. Meanwhile, on the back of the car, a Sport Design bumper is used as well as the now customary twin-oval Sports exhaust. Clear rear lights run along the full width…

1 min
what’s on in 2020

Amelia Island concours d’elegance 6-8 March World’s finest concours follows high-brow auctions from leading houses Geneva Motor Show 5-15 March Porsche will use the show to debut a new addition to the 992 lineup 1000 miles of Sebring 20-22 March The second instalment in a row of WEC action in the States Formula E 2019/20 race 6 4 April Porsche’s 99X electric racer will take on the streets of Rome Petrolhead Tour of Scotland 19-24 April Take in Scotland’s spectacular scenery with like-minded driving enthusiasts…

2 min

2020 Le Mans driver lineup announced 12 works drivers will tackle GTE-Pro classification in four factory RSRs Porsche Motorsport has announced its driver lineup for Le Mans 2020 as the factory makes another red-blooded assault on the famous 24-hour race at Circuit de La Sarthe. Weissach previously disclosed it would again run four works RSRs in the highly competitive GTE-Pro class, with two RSRs from the WEC – of which Le Mans forms part of its calendar – joined by two sister RSRs flown over from the Stateside IMSA series. Each RSR will be driven by a team of three drivers, meaning there will be 12 works drivers in action in the top GT category alone. The two WEC vehicles will line up on the Le Mans grid with the same driver crew for…

4 min
rob colbourn

How would you rate your driving skill out of 10? Perhaps 9, or 8? Anyone gone any lower than a 6? Probably not, yet we all see sub-standard driving when we’re out on the road – so where are all the below-average drivers? Statistically we can’t honestly believe that none of them are driving 911s. Vehicle repair centres across the land would testify to that… Now, this is looking dangerously like I’m about to alienate many a reader by insinuating you don’t know what you’re doing, so would it help if I tell you I’m probably only an 8? I also realise that last omission might not exactly convince you to give me a call and book an advanced driving course – I’m only an 8 out of 10 after all.…

3 min

The enduring charm of Porsche’s 930 Turbo Dear Sir, I realise I’m in the US and you are not, but I get your magazine often when I make it to the local bookstore. So, it’s probably a pain for you to send it even if I won the wax for Star Letter, but I wanted to tell you my opinion anyway. I bought my first Porsche in 1977. It was a leftover 1976 911 Turbo. Copper bronze metallic with colour-keyed Fuchs. Window sticker was $28,000. I paid exactly that. Loved that car. I have had many turbos through the years, not to mention a few Ferraris. But I have to say that car is still my favourite. Probably the least horsepower of any other exotic I ever had, but by far the most fun. I…