Total 911 No. 173

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
SPECIAL: Save 40% on your subscription!
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min

For some time now, much has been made of Porsche’s procedure – or lack of – when it comes to selecting customers for GT or other collectible sports cars. The undoubted car of the moment is the 991 GT2 RS-based 935, the details of which were covered in the last issue of Total 911. Well, I’ve had a little insight into the world of acquiring this particular collector’s item, so I thought I’d share it with you – it could point to the fact that Porsche, at last, might be putting some sort of framework in place to ensure the right people get the right car. In the minutes after the 935 was revealed at Rennsport Reunion, a representative of two wealthy clients approached a senior official from Porsche Motorsport. The…

4 min

991 GT2 RS MR takes Nürburging Nordschleife record Manthey Racing-tuned Rennsport is fastest road-legal car around the ‘Ring Porsche can once again lay claim to having the fastest road-legal car around the infamous Nürburging Nordschleife after teaming up with long-time Motorsport partners and VLN experts Manthey Racing to produce a tweaked version of its 991 GT2 RS. The 991 GT2 RS MR delivered a time of 6:40.3 around the 12.8-kilometre track of the Green Hell with seasoned Porsche test driver Lars Kern at the wheel. The Manthey-tuned 911 features a specially crafted performance kit on the 700hp GT2 RS including a revised aero package, new performance brakes and lighter wheels. The car was also specifically set up for a shot at a record-breaking run around the Nordschleife. “We kept our eye on the…

1 min
what’s on in 2018/19

Porsche Night of Champions 8 December Annual gala dinner in Stuttgart to honour the season’s racing successes Autosport International 10-13 January A host of specialist and aftermarket companies will showcase their products and services at Birmingham’s NEC North American International Auto Show 12-27 January The first motor show of the New Year kicks off in Detroit with a possible debut for the 992 Cabriolet 24 hours of Daytona 26-27 January America’s most famous round-the-clock race returns to Florida…

2 min

New dates for 2019 2.0L Cup season announced Two new venues added after successful maiden season of early 911 racing After a hugely successful debut campaign, Peter Auto has announced the calendar for season two of the 2.0L Cup. 2018 saw up to 36 pre-1966 Porsche 911s take to the starting line-up of four race tracks around Europe in this special one-make classic series, which was awarded the title of Race Series of the Year at the 8th International Historic Motor Racing Awards. For 2019 two additional circuits – the Hungaroring and Monza – have been added to the line-up of this unique racing series, which includes Spa and Paul Ricard. The first round takes place in Barcelona on 5 to 7 April 2019. It is hoped the 2.0L Cup will have more than…

4 min
hurley haywood

“The 1980s Rothmans Porsche team was arguably the best endurance racing team in the history of the sport. Porsche had the best cars, the best engineers and the best drivers. All these ingredients made the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans an absolute thriller! With my co-drivers Al Holbert and Vern Schuppan, we were leading the race in the incredible 956 #3 car. Derek Bell and Jacky Ickx were driving our sister #1 car intent on catching us. With only minutes to go and a few laps from the end, Al called in over the radio that engine temperatures were rising quickly. Even though Al was backing off as much as he could, we weren’t sure he was going to make it. We saw smoke coming out of the driver’s side…

2 min
awesome christmas gifts for the porsche 911 lover

IMS Solution™ $1,849 If you’re a 996 or 997 owner and you’re worried about failure of your engine’s IMS bearing, then the experts at LN Engineering have the answer. The US-based firm have developed this high-quality component for M96/M97 engines and it comes with a five-year warranty with no mileage limit. Replacing ball or roller-bearing items with a plain bearing design pressure fed with oil, it’s a worthy solution to a worrying problem. From: Holton Professional Watch £450 For anyone wanting a timepiece that has been proven in the harshest conditions, this fine watch from Elliot Brown is perfect. A true piece of military equipment, it has undergone two years of testing with service personnel and even has a NATO stock number. Available in Matte Black or Olive Green, it features vintage military…