Total 911 No. 210

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
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in this issue

2 min

I’ve just got back from a memorable trip to the Museum on Porscheplatz, where the company once again held ‘Sound Nacht’ after a COVID-induced two-year hiatus. It was a huge privilege to attend: the event, split between Weissach and the Museum, has been watched online by some 50,000 people around the world, while just 22 of us were afforded the priceless experience of being present at the Museum on a warm Saturday evening as the cars were fired up and played their own concert in front of us. The carefully chosen sports cars – each with their own, unique soundtrack – were joined by legends such as Walter Röhrl, Roland Kussmaul and August Achleitner, who shared stories on each of the models with a genuine warmth and passion that can only…

1 min
news in brief

Eighth Experience Centre opens Porsche has opened its eighth Porsche Experience Centre (PEC) in Franciacorta, Italy. The new, 5,600-square metre site features a 2.5km handling circuit, a low-friction handling circuit, and a paddock with 29 garages for events such as Carrera Cup Italia. “People in Italy are passionate about our brand. Here, they can now indulge that passion,” said Porsche CEO Oliver Blume. Ten Voorde is 2021 Supercup champion Dutch racer Larry ten Voorde wrapped up a commanding 2021 Supercup season as champion of the premier one-make series for 911 GT3 Cup cars. Ten Voorde, of the GP Elite squad, was already assured of the championship title going into the final race at Monza, before storming to his fourth win of the eight-race season from pole. Germany’s Laurin Heinrich took the season’s rookie…

4 min

‘Sound Nacht: Next Level’ revives iconic flat six symphonies 20 legendary road and race cars fire up their engines on a special night for enthusiasts The Porsche Museum’s celebrated ‘Sound Nacht’ returned after a two-year hiatus on 18 September as road and race cars from the company’s past were brought back to life in a stunning audio and visual spectacle for enthusiasts. The event, split between two locations at Weissach at the Museum on Porscheplatz, was broadcast live around the world for the first time, with a total audience of more than 50,000 viewers treated to the symphonies of 20 carefully selected sports and race cars. The engines of selected road cars were fired up, with the race cars enjoying dynamic laps on the test track at Weissach. A host of Porsche legends were…

5 min

Just do it Dear Sir, Great mag as usual. My story below is my attempt to spread the fun and ease of working on one’s own 911 and the sense of achievement (and cost savings) it can bring. I am the lucky owner of a 996 Targa, the very one, which according to the previous owner, appeared on the cover of issue 130 of Total 911. Being a 996, it developed the dreaded bore score tapping noise and after two years of driving regardless, I thought I’d better re-build the engine before it got too fed up. To cut a long story short, I made foundations, rebuilt a second-hand shed (space for the engine rebuild), lifted the car, separated the gearbox, removed the engine, took it apart, split the cases, cleaned the valves, rebuilt…

1 min
ask the expert

Dear Sir, My 991.1 Carrera S Cabriolet is seven years old and has not had a PDK gearbox oil change, on my previous 997.2 I seem to remember these being due every six years or 60k miles? Is my car overdue or has it been missed? Daniel Klarmy Yes you are correct, on the 997.2 the service schedule for the PDK gearbox clutch fluid change is every six years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes sooner. Regarding the PDK transmission fluid, this is due every 12 years or 120,000 miles. On the 991 variation the service schedule was extended and no longer due every six years/60,000 miles. The fluids (both clutch oil and transmission oil) will be due at 12 years/120,000 miles so your 911 is not overdue and hasn’t been missed. It’s important to stick…

3 min
main dealer vs independent specialist

At the start of the year, I would never have imagined being in the position I am now. I was going into my 15th year at my local Porsche Centre as workshop manager and Gold level master technician, yet I’ve just received the keys to a premises of my own. Myself and my business partner, James Belbin, have embarked on a journey to set up a new Porsche specialist on the UK’s south coast, named Bahnsport. It’s a journey which has been a dream for years and is now turning into reality. Bahnsport started trading in April 2021 as a mobile Porsche specialist offering honest, transparent and professional services for all Porsches, specialising in the water-cooled era. In offering the mobile service, we could trade straight away while the journey began…