Total 911 No. 174

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

As Porsche’s new 992 generation of 911 roared onto centre stage in Los Angeles I decided to spend some time reflecting on the outgoing 991 and what its legacy is going to be in the future. It’s fair to say the 991 has always divided opinion among enthusiasts – much like the 964 in 1989 for its ABS and power steering, or the 996 in 1998 for its water-cooled engine and new looks. Detractors of the 991 have always pointed to the car’s big proportions and its lean towards more of a grand tourer than outright sports car. Enthusiasts, meanwhile, have hailed it as the generation which gave the 911 a contemporary feel, breathtaking performance and greater all-round capabilities. “The 991 should be noted for championing the power of analogue” While those…

4 min

August Achleitner announces retirement Head of 911 line has made his final model, hands over to Frank-Steffen Walliser August Achleitner, head of production for the 911 model line, has announced he is to retire. The German, who has enjoyed an illustrious career at Porsche overseeing development of the 911 for the last 20 years, made the announcement at the unveiling of the Porsche 992 in Los Angeles. The Porsche brand ambassador and compére for the 992 presentation, Mark Webber, hinted at the news during his on-stage interview with Achleitner. “This is going to be your last 911; how do you feel about it?” Webber asked Achleitner, who later confirmed to journalists his intention to leave the Stuttgart manufacturer within the next few months. August Achleitner started his Porsche career in 1983, working on chassis…

1 min
what’s on in 2019

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 other 992 models 24 Hours of Daytona 26-27 January America’s most famous round-the-clock race returns to Florida Retromobile week 6-10 February The world-famous expo in Paris includes the RM Sotheby’s sale Geneva Motor Show 7-17 March The first motor show of the year on European soil will open its doors in Switzerland Sebring 1,000 miles 13-16 March The first WEC race of 2019 sees Porsche Motorsport descend on Florida’s second track…

2 min

GT2 RS Clubsport revealed in LA 991-generation is signed off with limited edition turn-key race car Less than 24 hours after Porsche revealed the new 992 generation to the world it waved an official goodbye to the 991 era of 911 by announcing a special build of 991 GT2 RS Clubsports. Strictly a turn-key race car, the GT2 RS Clubsport will be limited to just 200 units worldwide. It features the same 700hp twin-turbocharged flat six as housed in the road-going GT2 RS and remains rear-engined, shunning the rear-mid layout of Porsche’s 991 RSR. Like the 935 ‘Moby Dick’ unveiled at Rennsport Reunion nine weeks earlier the GT2 RS Clubsport uses the carbon steering wheel and colour display taken from the 2019 Porsche 991 GT3 R race car as well as an…

4 min
hurley haywood

My last endurance race victory was in 2009 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was with our Daytona Prototype car and was a complete and utter surprise to me. I hadn’t even planned on participating in that race. I was doing an event for Porsche demonstrating the Panamera to the press. While at the Porsche event I received a phone call telling me I needed to get down to Homestead immediately. One of the drivers who was supposed to drive the race couldn’t, so I had to take his place. Less than 30 minutes after arriving at the track I got in the car and qualified. What’s remarkable is I hadn’t driven that car in over a year. Driving with João Barbosa (below), we managed the car and time well and won the…

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991-generation reliability issues Dear Sir, Reading the letter from Chris Evans on page 16 of issue 172, I thought I would share my experience of reliability on the 991 GTS. My car is a Carrera GTS from December 2014. Originally a demonstrator with a massive spec, including Burmeister and PDCC, it spent its first two years with an owner that did only 6,000 miles. I acquired it in December 2016 and it’s been used as a semi-daily driver and done a week-long trip to the Alps, covering another 18,000. Overall, I love it. The extra drama from the GTS was just what I was looking for, as I’d found the standard S a little underwhelming. Reliability overall, though, has been poor. A loss of power resulted in recovery back to Porsche Chester. A…