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Magnus Walker visits the Goodwood Revival with Porsche

Those who frequent Total911.com and who regularly buy issues of Total 911 magazine will of course be very familiar with the exploits of Magnus Walker, the self-confessed Urban Outlaw with a penchant for all things Porsche. As well as crafting his own hot-rod inspired takes on the early Porsche 911 from his downtown Los Angeles base, Magnus has spent the last few years travelling the world to live and breathe his Porsche passion.

And, at last, officials at Zuffenhausen have finally recognised Magnus’ voluntary contribution to the Porsche brand by linking up with the celebrity blogger, vlogger and 911-fettler for a short video at September’s Goodwood Revival. If this video is anything to go by, we look forward to seeing more from this enviable partnership in the future.

Don’t forget, you can keep up to date with Magnus Walker’s monthly exploits in each issue of Total 911 magazine, the world’s only magazine dedicated to the Porsche 911.

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Total 911’s top seven water-cooled Porsche 911s of all time

Some Porsche 911 enthusiasts decried the move away from air-cooling in 1998 however, from the 996 generation to the latest 991-type 911s, Zuffenhausen has proved that water-cooling can still produce awesome sports car, as these superb seven prove:

7) Porsche 996 Turbo with X50
Porsche 996 Turbo

As the first water-cooled production 911 Turbo, the 996 Turbo helped to modernise the forced-induction Porsche platform. With the optional X50 Powerkit (the same as the Turbo S), the Turbo becomes an exciting all-rounder, especially in manual form, and currently available at sensible money.

6) Porsche 991 50 Jahre Anniversary
Porsche 991 Anniversary

Normally the Carrera models are outshone by their more illustrious Turbo and GT3 cousins however, the 50 Jahre Anniversary Edition is one of the most special water-cooled 911s we’ve ever driven. Porsche really made an effort with this particular anniversary model, adding the widebody and numerous retro touches.

5) Porsche 996 GT3 Mk2
Porsche 996 GT3 Mk2

This list could easily have been populated with 911 GT3s and their Rennsport derivatives but, if we had to chose just one of these ‘racers for the road’, the second generation 996 GT3 stands out. With improved handling compared to the Mk1 (and arguably better looks) the 996 GT3 Mk2 is also the most affordable GT3 currently available.

4) Porsche 997 GT2 RS
Porsche 997 GT2 RS

Will Porsche ever build a car like the 997 GT2 RS again? It looks doubtful with rumours that the 991 will be bereft of even a standard GT2 variant. The GT2 RS is the fastest production 911 ever built, with a formidable reputation thanks to its 620bhp transferred purely to the rear wheels through a manual gearbox.

3) Porsche 997 Carrera GTS
Porsche 997 Carrera GTS

The Porsche 997 Carrera GTS is quickly rising to the status of modern classic and, like the 991 Anniversary Edition, it is easy to see why. With its mix of centre-lock RS Spyder wheels, Carrera 4 body shell, as well as Powerkit as standard, the GTS is one of the best 911 all-rounders ever.

2) Porsche 991 Turbo S
Porsche 991 Turbo S

The latest 911 Turbo S is one of Porsche’s finest technological feats. It is supremely comfortable yet still maintains a devastating turn of pace. The mandatory PDK gearbox enables timewarping acceleration, while the 991 Turbo S’s chassis provides prodigious grip, making even average drivers feel excellent.

1) Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0
Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0

As this list wore on, you probably assumed this would be the car at number one. Produced in limited numbers, the 997 GT3 RS 4.0 stretched the legendary ‘Mezger’ flat six to its limits and, with a number of motorsport-inspired touches, the last Porsche 911 GT3 RS was easily the best. It’s legendary status is already guaranteed.

Do you agree with our choices? What would be your ideal water-cooled Porsche 911? Join the debate in the comments below, or head to our Facebook and Twitter pages now.

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Porsche 917 & 918 Spyder at Curbstone Track Events Spa Francorchamps September 2014

After the succesful Viaggio In Italia, Curbstone Track Events was back at Belgium’s finest race track, Spa Francorchamps. Beside the many sports- and racecars as usual, this early autumn edition had two very special cars; a 1970 Porsche 917 and …

Porsche 917 & 918 Spyder at Curbstone Track Events Spa Francorchamps September 2014

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Tuthill 997 RGT to return on Rallye de France with WRC star

Tuthill Porsche are to return for their second successive WRC tarmac rally with their Porsche 997 RGT car after confirming their entry into this week’s Rallye de France Alsace.

If it wasn’t enough for French rally fans to see the crowd-pleasing 997 GT3-based car on the Alsace stages, it will be piloted by four-time WRC rally winner (and local hero) François Delecour, with the competitive action getting underway on Friday.

“I am so excited,” enthused the 52-year-old French rally legend. “I have so much enthusiasm to drive this car. This is my dream, my dream to drive a Porsche in the World Rally Championship. It is more than fantastic.”

Richard Tuthill took the reins of the 997 RGT in Germany but France will see François Delecour take the helm.

Delecour’s last WRC outing took place on this year’s Monte Carlo Rally (20 years after he secured his final WRC victory on the same event) but the Frenchman has been keeping sharp in the Romanian Rally Championship this year, securing the title this weekend.

Having travelled straight from the latest RRC round, Delecour is testing Tuthill’s 997 RGT – which finished Rallye Deutschland in 27th overall on its debut – today, before Rallye de France kicks off with the shakedown stages this Thursday.

With the FIA providing the Porsche 911 with an extra 25bhp thanks to a larger air restrictor, both Delecour and team boss, Richard Tuthill are confident of bettering the Rallye Deutschland result (as long as conditions stay dry).

The 997 RGT has quickly become a firm fan favourite, something the ever-popular Delecour will no doubt aid.

“François is the perfect driver for this car – he’s so full of character and enthusiasm,” Tuthill explained. “Let’s not forget, he’s one of the finest drivers ever to come out of France.

“The driver is certainly a lot better [compared to Germany] and I think the car will suit the roads a bit more as well. I’d like to see us looking for the minimum of a top 20 and hopefully top 15.”

“What I want is the top 15 and to be at the same level as the R5 cars,” confirmed Delecour, who will also be up a similar Porsche 997 GT3 RS driven by Porsche factory driver, Romain Dumas.

Keep up to date with all of Tuthill’s rallying exploits at Total911.com. With a few days to go until the start of Rallye de France Alsace, check out this video of the 997 RGT in action at the last WRC round in Germany.

Shakedown for Rallye de France takes place this Thursday. Total 911 will keep you up to date with all the WRC Porsche news.

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Actualité : La Police australienne roule en Porsche 911


Si aucune police au monde ne sera jamais aussi bien lotie que celle de Dubaï, dont le garage est rempli de rutilantes Supercars, certaines d’entre…

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