Total 911 issue 153 on sale now
The new Porsche 911 GT3 is welcome news for car enthusiasts: though Zuffenhausen has edged towards PDK-only transmission for its GT and Turbo cars in the last five years, the 2018 GT3 marks a famous return for the good, old-fashioned stick shift, which is now a no-cost option. So how do the manual and PDK GT3’s compare? You can find out in Total 911 issue 153, out now, featuring the most comprehensive review of both cars you’ll find absolutely anywhere on the newsstand.
Lest we forget, it was the 991 R that reintroduced manual transmission to a Porsche GT car. Deliveries of the 991 examples were made last summer, though as had been well documented, most aren’t driven often due to their meteoric rise and in value. However, Total 911 seeks to change that as in this issue we accompany a subscriber intent on using the R for its primary purpose – driving! Step forward a 1,000-mile tour of the best driving roads in Wales with some breathtaking pictures to boot.
Elsewhere in issue 154, we’ve a look at the history of the 911 Carrera, looking at its evolution from a lightweight, rear-driven track machine to a turbocharged, all-wheel-drive grand tourer. We also test drive a Porsche 912 and look at why enthusiasts of the early, pre-impact bumper 911s are now turning to this four-cylinder classic for their purist driving pleasures, and we go classic road rallying and discover why it’s the perfect entry-level form of motorsport.