Total 911 issue 142 now on sale

30 years ago, after an agonising, extended wait, some of Zuffenhausen’s most valued customers finally got their hands on Porsche’s first proper supercar, the twin turbocharged 959.

A technological tour de force, the Porsche 959 featured a raft of innovations – from four-wheel drive to active suspension – many of which have filtered down onto successive generations of standard Porsche 911s.

Now, three decades on from its release, Total 911 editor, Lee has got behind the wheel of Porsche’s definitive Eighties icon for an explosive road test for issue 142, on sale in store and online from today.

Porsche 964 Turbo v 993 Turbo S

The weather did its best to try and put a spanner in the works but Lee’s perseverance ultimately prevailed to provide you with Total 911’s first Porsche 959 test drive.

The new issue also features a head-to-head between an X88-equipped Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 and the legendary 993 Turbo S as we evaluate the legacy of the 959 on regular production Neunelfers.

There’s also two incredible road trips in issue 142, including a blast through the Swiss Alps in a road registered Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR that competed in the 1973 24 Hours of Le Mans for Max Moritz Racing.

To read all of this and much, much more, pick up Total 911 issue 142 in store today. Alternatively, you can order your copy online for home delivery, or download it straight to your digital device now.

Porsche 911 RSR Alps

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