Total 911 issue 149 on sale now
2016 was undoubtedly the year of the R, Porsche’s 500hp 991 also throwing the original 911R firmly back into the spotlight. However, what many may not know is it was actually the 911 T/R, built to order using options from the hallowed Sports Purpose Manual, which homologated the 911 to go racing. Despite this, just 28 examples were made in 1967-68, and just four were right hand drive.
In the new issue 149 of Total 911, out today, we get up close to the ex-Paddy McNally T/R, courtesy of Maxted Page, bringing you the history of the legendary 911 T/R in the finest detail yet. Get your issue from the shops now or order it directly here.
Also in the new issue, we examine the new 991.2 GTS models, and get behind the wheel of the rarest Rennsport – a 1 of 1 964 RS Speedster. Featuring an updated 993 body with an upgraded engine to 964 3.8-litre specification, this is truly one of the most bonkers Neunelfers to grace the earth. The best bit? This crazy Speedster was built by Weissach no less.
Elsewhere we pit the 3.2 Carrera Clubsport vs its Supersport sister: they may share the same engine but how different are these two contrasting Carreras of the 1980s? There’s also a European road trip this issue as we examine the perks and perils of a visit to the Nürburgring for the novice in a 911.