Total 911 No. 199

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

It’s the end of an era in motorsport circles as Porsche formally ends its factory involvement Stateside in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Ultimately a victim of financial implications from the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision is a cost-saving one, with bosses determining it as the most viable route for a cost saving in Motorsport globally. A great shame, not just because the works team has been so successful in GTLM the last seven years, but because the crowds (when permitted to attend) are staunch Porsche supporters, so big is the passion for the Swabian sports car manufacturer throughout the US. “Dimson has kept a low profile since leaving Porsche, so it was a real pleasure to have him open up to me” Staying with a US theme, it was a huge honour…

4 min

Special edition RS in the pipeline? Ducktailed 992 prototype sparks rumours of celebratory Rennsport Total 911’s spies have captured an unknown 992 in testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, adding fuel to the fire of rumours of a possible special edition Rennsport in the making. The mule appears cloaked in a Turbo-spec ultra-wide body, complete with trademark side air intakes – however, at the rear of the prototype, a definitive ducktail wing can be seen. Other aspects of the mule, largely covered by black tape and discreet black panelling, appear to mimic that of a standard Turbo: front and rear PUs, centre lock wheels, and ride height all fall into line with usual Turbo styling. The placing of the dual exhaust outlets also echo a Turbo aesthetic, being placed either side of the centre line,…

5 min
guest column brian redman

I turned professional in 1967 for £30 a week with David Bridges from Garstang, driving Formula 2. Towards the end of the year, I was asked by David Piper if I would like to drive his Ferrari 250 LM at Montlhery in the Paris 1,000kms race along with Richard Attwood. It was a miserably wet race but we won our class, which was the GT class, and we were 6th overall. After the race this tall, distinguished-looking gentleman came up to me and said, “Brian, I’m David Yorke, the team manager for John Wyer. Would you like to drive with Jacky Ickx at the Kyalami 9 hours next month?” Of course I accepted and piloted the JW Automotive Mirage M1 with Jackie, and we won the race. John Wyer was kind…

4 min

Totally 911 committed Dear Sir, I have been reading Total 911 for about nine months now and finally pulled the trigger and found one of my own. I have come to enjoy so much more about these amazing cars through reading your magazine too. I had already been the owner of a 2006 Cayman S (fully loaded with anything you could get, including PCCB) and wondered just what this mystique was all about with these 911 cars. So four months ago we found this beautiful Rainforest green metallic Carrera Cabriolet, and now I know what the 911 allure is all about. Here in the US Pacific Northwest we see plenty of rain, wind and a couple of snowfalls each winter. I took out the Cayman in the winter and she drove wonderfully, and…

1 min
ask the expert

Scott Gardner Job title Workshop manager Place of work Porsche Centre Bournemouth, UK Time at Porsche 13 years The 4.0-litre, naturally aspirated flat six engine in the 2020 718 GTS is a genuinely exciting development. Porsche says it’s not possible for the engine to go into a 911, though I’m hopeful it might find its way into a 992 GTS or Carrera T. From your perspective as a technician, what, if anything, is stopping that engine from being housed in the back of a 992? Richie Stout The new 4.0-litre engine is cracking and being naturally aspirated it is, for me, a true expression of Porsche engines. I’ve not read anything to say that it is not possible to go into the back of a 911. From a technical point of view the 992 is designed to house a…

15 min
new gt3 the inside story

It is something that’s impossible to quantify, but when asked what the key goal was with the new 992 GT3, there’s absolutely no delay before Andreas Preuninger, director of Porsche’s GT Model Line simply says: “emotion.” The rest is pure engineering, this being conventionally measurable, and follows the usual GT3 formula. In the unlikely event you’re not familiar with that, it means keeping check of the weight, adding agility and improving performance, all while bound by the increasingly restrictive burdens of bureaucracy and legislation, be it emissions, noise or crash worthiness. Indeed, Preuninger admits that the ever-changing, more restrictive boundary conditions mean around 80 per cent of the GT department’s engineering expertise is dedicated to keeping the existing level of performance in ever-tougher conditions, with the other 20 per cent…