Total 911 No. 172

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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in this issue

2 min

Porsche’s big reveal of a ‘new’ 935 was one of many highlights at a spectacular Rennsport Reunion VI. For starters it was a great way for Germany to demonstrate how seriously it takes this monster of a show, which has made its home for the last three occassions on the US West Coast. Revealing a car with such historical significance in a setting where it would be surrounded by fanaticals who will remember the original with great fondness reminds us that despite Porsche’s exponential growth as a VW-aligned corporate company, fans who made the brand in the first place are still fondly thought of. It is a shame the decision-makers didn’t take this a step further and reveal the new Speedster at Laguna Seca also, enthusiasts having to make do…

4 min

Porsche rekindles 935 moniker with special new Motorsport car 77 units of Moby Dick-inspired 991 GT2 RS to be built next year Porsche has turned back the clock by revealing a special edition 991 GT2 RS Clubsport evocative of its Moby Dick-inspired 935 of the 1970s. Built to mark 70 years of business for the Stuttgart manufacturer, the new 935 – complete with iconic flatnose – is a track-only car released by the Motorsport department. Modelled on the famous 935/78 racer which fans of the time dubbed ‘Moby Dick’ thanks to its size and elongated appearance, the base engine and chassis has been lifted directly from Porsche’s current 700hp Rennsport behemoth, with fundamental tweaks instead directed at the car’s aerodynamics. Vice president of Motorsport and GT cars, Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, said at the…

2 min

991 GT3 R finishes Blancpain season with podium Herberth Motorsport takes second in Barcelona, Manthey tenth overall Herberth Motorsport signed off from the highly competitive 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup with a creditable second-place finish in the Am class at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona. The result, secured by the all-German trio of Jürgen Häring, Edward-Lewis Brauner and Wolfgang Triller in the #991 car, was the team’s second podium of the season, having started from third on the grid. Meanwhile, in the Pro class, the Manthey Racing team, with works drivers Romain Dumas, Frédéric Makowiecki and Dirk Werner, finished in tenth overall after a frantic dash through the 52-car field over the course of the three-hour race. Their #911 car had to make do with a starting spot of 37th on the grid…

4 min
hurley haywood

“My friend, mentor, the owner and founder of the Brumos racing legacy, Peter Gregg, shot himself dead on 15 December, 1980. I first met Peter in 1967 when I raced against him for the fastest time of the day at an Autocross event and beat him. I am not sure what made our personalities work as we were very different, yet we worked well together and had a friendship that lasted 13 years. Many people thought we were related. We had a lot of similarities in appearance. Something that was a little freaky is we shared the same birthday! Our backgrounds were similar. We both had been educated at Ivy League schools, both had been in the military and, interestingly, we both had raced Corvettes. Meeting him changed my life. Because…

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997 Tiptronic to manual Dear Sir, I am a regular reader of Total 911 and have been a Porsche fan for almost 30 years. I have recently converted a Porsche 997.1 from Tiptronic to manual and wanted to share this story. Originally I am from Germany and owned most of my cars there, but several years back I relocated to Singapore. The only downside here is the speed limit and the fact that the car market is tiny. It’s a fantastic place to live, but not really the best place for a car nut like me. There are very few manual cars around. For the ‘normal’ 997.1 or 997.2 C2 or C4 we have only a handful of manual cars. As importing used cars of that age is prohibited, the only option is paying…

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ask the expert

How reliable is the 915 gearbox? I’ve heard the G50 is the more desirable gearbox for 3.2 Carreras, but surely the 915 isn’t that bad? What should I look out for, and if it’s in need of a rebuild what are the likely costs I can expect to have to pay? I await your wisdom on the matter… Geoff Cheetham, Manchester Well the good news is both gearboxes are great gearboxes. Both five-speed, reverse in the 915 is situated ‘down and right’ from neutral, the G50’s backwards ratio found by shifting ‘up and left’. In terms of tangible differences otherwise, the G50 has a hydraulic clutch which can be easier to live with for stop-and-go traffic, whereas a 915 gearbox is cable operated. With regards to costs for rebuilding a 915, they…