Total 911 No. 190

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 992 era is starting to warm up now with the launch of the flagship Turbo S. Beautiful, powerful and comfortable, it’s the epitome of the 911 as a do-it-all sports car, the Turbo taking that mantra very much on to the next level. At its launch, Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, head of the 911 line, admitted that improving the Turbo presents the biggest challenge to his R&D department. You can’t help but feel he might have a point: how do you improve on a car that does everything so well? In 991 form the Turbo could keep a GT3 RS honest around a track, and offer superior levels of comfort and composure on the road to a Carrera. Arguably, it’s the one 911 that manages to cover every plausible base of…

4 min

Lightweight package for 992 Turbo S Frank-Steffen Walliser admits package could also be offered for Carreras Porsche’s new flagship Turbo S model is set to be offered with a lightweight package option for more enthusiastic customers, admits Frank-Steffen Walliser, Porsche’s head of the 911 model series. The new 992 Turbo S, revealed at a virtual launch instead of a Coronavirus-halted Geneva Motor Show, features a new 3.8-litre flat six engine based on the 9A2 family fitted to 992 Carreras, mated to an eight-speed PDK automatic transmission. Walliser, speaking on a conference interview call, said that with the new 911 Turbo S, Porsche has listened to feedback from some customers wanting a more dynamic package. He said: “We take feedback, that’s why we’ve added Sports suspension, lowered the car by 10mm, [and a] different…

1 min
what’s on in 2020

Formula E 2019/20 race 6 4 April Porsche’s 99X electric racer will take on the streets of Rome Long Beach IMSA GP 17-18 April Porsche’s Stateside IMSA battle resumes with a 100-minute street race in California Porsche Club Francorchamps days 2020 18-19 April Two-day track event for enthusiasts at the famous Belgian circuit Petrolhead Tour of Scotland 19-24 April Take in Scotland’s spectacular scenery with like-minded driving enthusiasts WEC Spa Six Hours 25 April Penultimate round of the 2019-20 season sees the Porsche GT Team field two works RSRs…

2 min

Lotterer scores more Formula E points Top ten finish in Marrakesh continues strong start in Weissach’s debut season Works driver André Lotterer continued his strong performance for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team in its maiden Formula E season, crossing the line in 8th place in Marrakesh to secure more points for Weissach. Two weeks after securing pole position in Mexico City, Lotterer started the fifth e-prix of the season in 3rd place after battling through to the Super Pole shootout between the six fastest drivers, but he fell back to 4th after the opening lap of the race. Eventually crossing the line in 8th place gave more points to Lotterer, and his haul of 25 points after five of the 13 races this season means that the German is now 12th…

5 min
brian redman

In 1968, before I signed a contract as a Porsche factory driver, I was driving with Jacky Ickx at Brands Hatch in the six-hour race. I was just about to get in John Wyer’s Gulf Ford GT40 for my first stint, it was raining, and I was feeling nervous. A journalist made his way up to me and said, “Heard about Jimmy, mate? Killed at Hockenheim.” The great Jim Clark had been killed. When my turn to drive came, I had to put everything out of my mind and focus on racing. Jacky and I won the race. The Brands Hatch Six Hours was my first victory in the International Championship of Makes. However, the death of my idol and mentor affected me. If it could happen to Jim, it could…

5 min

Wrap versus respray Dear Sir, I’ve followed your work on repainting your 996 Irish green and it is one of my favourite colours. My view is that nowadays if you want a 996 or 997 in a primary colour, you have to either repaint or wrap the car. Almost everything is black, grey or silver. My 997.1 is slate grey, and while I like the colour I wanted it Speed yellow, so had a full body wrap plus side Carrera S decals. Subsequently I had the wheels powder coated black. After about 18 months I decided to remove the boot lid wrap, the roof and wing mirrors wrap, and replace all three with gloss black. There are advantages and disadvantages to repainting and wrapping a car, and here is my view in summary: 1.…