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Pas de Porsche « 960 » 8 cylindres avant dix ans ?

La sportive Porsche 8 cylindres aurait été reportée à 2026, faute de moyens suite à l’affaire des Diesel VW.

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Porsche 911 Carrera et Carrera S 2017, une 911 Turbo sans le nom !

L’année 2017 marque un pas important pour la Porsche 911 Carrera qui nous arrive sous une nouvelle génération. Et non, ce ne sont pas ses nouvelles lignes qui passeront à l’histoire, mais bien les changements apportés sous le capot arrière. Après avoir défendu corps et âme ses moteurs atmosphériques dans …

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Five fantastic Porsche books for your library

It’s ‘Back to School’ season and, although most of us have long left formal education, you’re never too old to stop learning. That’s why we’ve put together this selection of new Porsche books to add to your library.

From buyer’s guides to autobiographies of legendary Porsche racers, our fantastic five should cater for all literary tastes:

Porsche 917: Archive And Works Catalogue – €98
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Rightly regarded as one of the greatest racing cars of all time, the Porsche 917 earned its place at the top table of Weissach icons with a glittering career.

Written by Walter Näher, this book charts the car’s entire history (from prototype to turbocharged Can-Am monster), complete with genuine factory drawings, documents and unpublished photographs, making it a must for any Porsche motorsport enthusiast.
www.delius-klasing.de 

One More Than 10: Singer And The Porsche 911 – $95
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Across its 276 pages, ‘One More Than 10’ tells the incredible story of Rob Dickinson’s switch from Britpop frontman to founder of Singer Vehicle Design, one of the most esteemed Porsche 911 restorers/modifiers in the world.

Full of lavish photos taken behind the scenes and of the finished articles, Dickinson’s tale is interwoven with expert interjections from the likes of Jay Leno and Jeff Zwart.
www.stanceandspeed.com

Timo Bernhard: The Story Of A Champion – €50
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Biographies of active sports people are a common phenomenon. But unlike some, Timo Bernhard’s story deserves to be told.

An overall winner at Le Mans, Sebring, Daytona and the Nürburgring, Peter Schäffner’s 284-page tome (written in German and English) tells the tale of Bernhard’s career from his earliest karting days through to his most recent FIA World Endurance Championship success with Porsche.
www.gruppec-verlag.de

Porsche 911 (997): The Essential Buyer’s Guide – £12.99 each
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Written by marque expert, Adrian Streather, these new titles dedicated to the 997 Gen1 and Gen2 cars are the latest additions to Veloce Publishing’s Essential Buyer’s Guide series.

Taking you through every fine detail to check before you part with your hard-earned cash, each guide looks at which models would suit your driving habits and features in-depth checks to perform during an inspection.
www.veloce.co.uk

Brian Redman: Daring Drivers, Deadly Tracks – £50
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A legend of Porsche’s golden motorsport era in the 1970s, Brian Redman is frank, funny and poignant in his new memoir Daring Drivers, Deadly Tracks (co-written by Jim Mullen).

Telling stories about some of the most fearsome racing cars ever made, Redman charts an incredible career that took him to the top step of the podium at some of the world’s most dangerous circuits.
www.evropublishing.com

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La prochaine GT3 en vidéo

La 991.2 GT3 poursuit son développement au Nürburgring, comme en atteste cette vidéo. L’auto est ici camouflée avec un …

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Porsche 991 GT3 ultimate guide

We’ve previously subjected the first model to sport the GT3 badge, the awesome 996, to our Buyer’s Guide microscope. This time, we fast-forward more than ten years to the very latest.

Make no mistake, Total 911 is a huge fan of the latest GT3, and having pitted it against a 997 GT3 RS back in issue 131, we were left staggered by its combination of technology, cosseting luxury, and exquisite handling.

Not only is it the most breathtaking, it’s possibly the most everyday-friendly 911 ever to sport the GT3 badge, ever the embodiment of a proper Porsche according to Butzi himself.

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One of the reasons we rated it so highly was down to what lies beneath that purposeful rear wing, a 3.8-litre motor producing 475hp at a spine-tingling 8,250rpm.

Almost 100bhp more than the original GT3, it’s a thrilling confection of cutting edge, lightweight construction with titanium conrods and forged pistons that allow it to rev to an intoxicating 9,000rpm. With VarioCam variable valve timing for both inlet and exhaust camshafts and an advanced dry sump lubrication system, it’s also the first GT3 to feature direct fuel injection.

But as regular readers will know, it hasn’t been without issue, with a spate of high profile engine fires threatening to put a dent in Porsche’s reputation for peerless engineering.

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We’ve previously covered the problem in some detail, but essentially a failed connecting rod bolt could lead to terminal engine failure, with the resulting oil leakage leading to the much-publicised infernos.

After issuing a ‘stop driving’ notice to owners – some of whom were understandably dismayed after parting with more than £100,000 ($133,000) for their car – Porsche set about changing the engines in the 785 model year 2013-2014 cars affected.

However, despite a dozen examples being fitted with a second new motor due to a valvetrain issue, and the recall of 35 model year 2015 cars to have the spark plugs and coil packs replaced (a short circuit could have caused damaging engine misfires), it seems that Porsche’s quick action has left used values unharmed.

To read our ultimate Porsche 991 GT3 buyer’s guide in full, pick up Total 911 issue 143 in store today. Alternatively, download your copy straight to a digital device now and save 30 per cent.

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