Total 911 issue 120 now on sale

Forget the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, the venerable 911S is the original Porsche 911 icon, combining a heady mix of speed and comfort. In pre-impact bumper guise it truly was worthy of its ‘Super’ tag.

In fact, between 1966 and 1972, it was the top of the esteemed Porsche 911 range, a place cemented by a 2.2-litre 911S’s starring role in the opening scene of ‘Le Mans’, Steve McQueen’s seminal racing movie.

On top of the 2.2-litre version, the Porsche 911S was also fitted with 2.0 and 2.4-litre powerplants during its tenure atop the Zuffenhausen tree, making for a tricky choice when faced with the proposition: ‘Which 911S is the purist’s choice?’

Porsche 911S road test

Inside Total 911 issue 120, Josh puts each generation of pre-impact bumper Porsche 911S through its paces, while charting the history of these ‘Super’ 911s, in an effort to decide which Porsche 911S rules the roost.

From the original 2.0-litre, 0-Series Porsche 911S through to a rare right-hand drive 2.4-litre 911S (complete with idiosyncratic external oil filler), get behind the wheel of this £500,000 collection for our ultimate classic Porsche group test.

To read our Porsche 911S celebration, as well as our first impressions of the new 991 GTS and a test drive of a Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6, pick up your copy of Total 911 issue 120 in store or online now. Alternatively, download it to your digital device and save up to 30 per cent.

Porsche 911S detail

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