Total 911 issue 148 on sale now
The Porsche 911 R is the most talked-about Neunelfer in years and, for our money, the 911 of the decade. But it still has one final question to answer: can it topple the latest and greatest Rennsports as the performance Porsche?
In the £1million road test of the year, we pit the new R against the 997 GT3 RS 4.0 and 991 GT3 RS on road and track in Total 911 issue 148, in shops or available to order in physical or digital form now.
Elsewhere in the issue, we fire up the first performance Porsche in the short-wheelbase 911 S, and sit down with Frank-Steffen Walliser to discuss the ultimate 911 fire-breather in the mid-engined 991 RSR. If classic motorsport is more to your appeal however, we show you how to build an FIA-approved 901/911 racecar with the experts at Historika.
Our 911 R v rivals showdown isn’t the only head-to-head test, either. Issue 148 also sees the 3.0 Carrera battle the 2.7 Carrera MFI, as we investigate if the 3.0-litre car is actually the better Neunelfer than its smaller-capacity predecessor.
We’ve also got the definitive countdown of the top 20 Porsche 911 racing drivers of all time and, if our list of all-time greats inspires you to take to the track, you’ll find our guide to the daunting Spa Francorchamps circuit a must-read, too.