Total 911 issue 143 on sale now
Last year, we celebrated the best of the Porsche 997 in all its glorious guises. 2016 though has been all about its predecessor, the 996. For all the controversy this Neunelfer iteration has stirred up, it spawned one of Porsche’s most revered production engines: the iconic ‘Mezger’ flat six.
That’s why we’ve chosen to showcase every Mezger-engined Porsche 996 variant in Total 911 issue 143 and, rather than a single main feature, we’ve actually given you three for the price of one this month.
Porsche’s ultimate 996 GT cars, the 996 GT2 and GT3 RS go head-to-head in a battle of forced induction versus natural Rennsport aspiration, while there’s a battle between both generations of 996 GT3. If that wasn’t enough, the 996 Turbo goes up against the latest 991.2 Turbo.
Of course, if the 996 isn’t your bag, issue 143 still has plenty of Porsche 911 action to capture your attention, including our simply mindblowing trip through the snowy Alps in a Porsche 993 GT2. Yes, it really happened.
There’s also a buyer’s guide to the Porsche 991 GT3 helping lead you through the minefield of recalls and pitfalls of Weissach’s high-revving wonder and we’ve got the story of a man who completed the first LHD-to-RHD 997 GT3 conversion.
If that wasn’t enough, we donned our helmet and took a handful of brave pills for our track test in a heavily tuned Porsche 930 3.3 turning out over 400hp and more than capable of upstaging younger competition.