Total 911 No. 192

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
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

Pleasantly, it looks like life might soon be returning back to normal – a new normal, granted, but there’s nevertheless plenty of exciting news coming out of Zuffenhausen to fill the 911 enthusiast with a tank full of optimism. No sooner had Porsche AG announced its factories at Leipzig and (crucially for the 911) Zuffenhausen would reopen, with production of its sports cars resuming, Porsche GB also announced a three-month extension on new car warranties for any customers whose warranties expired in the period of 1 March to 31 May. “A flash of excitement is most welcome and, reliably, it’s once again 911-shaped…” Then, just as Total 911 was sending this very issue to print, news filtered through that the 992 Targa is officially on its way: the new roll-hoop 911 is available…

5 min

Synthetic fuels an option for future 911s CEO Oliver Blume admits Porsche is exploring ways to maintain using a flat six engine in its 911 sports car Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has admitted to Total 911 for the first time that his company is exploring the use of synthetic fuels to power 911s of the future. “We have huge investments in combustion engines,” Blume remarked in a post-annual press conference discussion. Despite the Taycan launching in 2019 and Porsche clearly diversifying as a business, the 911 remains core to the company, as does internal combustion. Change is inevitable though, and Blume once again underlined the company’s position that the 911 will be the last model to hybridise, or go electric, if ever at all. Technology will play its part, Blume admitting the company…

1 min
what’s on in 2020/21

Goodwood Revival 11-13 September Currently scheduled to go ahead as planned; new FoS date to be announced Le Mans 24 Hours 19-20 September Penultimate round of the WEC season will start from 1430 local time 8 Hours of Bahrain 21 November Bahrain will play host to the closing race of WEC season 8 Le Mans Classic 1-4 July 2021 10th edition of the Le Mans retrospective has been put back to next July Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 13-14 August 2021 Summertime auto extravaganza in Monterey put back a year…

6 min
brian redman

I turned professional in 1967 for about $50 a week guaranteed for a year. At the end of that year, in about October, David Piper asked if I would like to drive his 250 LM Ferrari at the Montlhery 1,000km in Paris with Richard Attwood. The race itself was run in pouring rain but we won our class. After the race, this tall, rather distinguished gentleman came up to me and said, “I’m David Yorke, team manager for John Wyer Automotive Engineering. Would you like to drive with Jacky Ickx at the Kyalami 9-Hour race in November?” Well, Jacky and I won that race and I signed a contract that day to drive for John Wyer in 1968. Wyer’s entries for ’68 were Ford GT40s in what became the most iconic…

4 min

Pandemic ramifications at Porsche Dear Sir, I fully recognise the fact you’d like to keep mention of “worldwide developments,” as you put it, down to a minimum in Total 911 – and rightly so. However, there are issues around logistics that Porsche is currently struggling to address with me, and so I was wondering if you could provide any additional information. I’ve had my eye on a 992 Targa for some time. I like the 992’s styling and think the Targa body is gorgeous – your spy shots in the magazine have only enhanced the want from my side! Judging by the timing of your spy shots at the start of this year, which suggested that production was imminent due to the fact the cars didn’t have any camouflage on, I assumed the…

1 min
ask the expert

Dear Sir, My 996 is currently running a K&N induction system, however after reading a few forums and watching an episode of Wheeler Dealers it seems that although this setup generates a nicer induction sound, it may actually be losing me some horsepower. I’m told this is due to the fact that it will be pulling less dense, warm air from the engine bay rather than pure, cool air from the outside of the car, as with the standard air box. Would I therefore be better off changing back to the standard air box with a quality filter? I’d be interested in your thoughts. Colin Lowdon While I’m certainly no professional when it comes to aftermarket induction kits or filters, from my days of modifying my own cars my opinion is that the…