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Total 911’s top six Porsche 911 interiors of all time

If you are a Porsche 911 owner who actually likes to get behind the wheel of their car, you, in all likelihood, spend more time on the inside than you do staring at your neunelfer’s iconic silhouette.

Therefore, the interior needs to be up to scratch. So, without any further ado, here are our six favourite Porsche 911 cockpits. Which is your top choice?

6) Porsche 964 Carrera RS
964 RS interior

While at the time, some bemoaned the 964 Carrera RS for not being extreme enough, we really like the simplicity and attention to detail. The Spartan door cards were a nod to previous Rennsports (and are now a tradition) while the colour-matched, triple-tone bucket seats truly compliment the whole aesthetic.

5) Porsche 911S 2.0
911 2.0S interior

You’ll struggle to find much more charm and character in any other Porsche 911 interior. The original 911S’s cockpit genuinely transports you back in time. The green-numbered dials are gorgeous while dashboard materials don’t get much cooler than basket weave (why do you think Singer has replicated this?)

4) Porsche 997.2 GT3 RS
997.2 GT3 RS interior

If there was one word to describe the 997.2 GT3 RS’s interior it would undoubtedly be “purposeful”. The centre console stripped of PCM (a no-cost option), the swathes of Alcantara, the carbon-backed, Nomex-clad bucket seats and that roll cage all make you want to buckle up and head to your nearest track.

3) G-Series Porsche 911s
Porsche 911 Turbo #1 (1974)

Pasha patterns and tartan check aren’t to everyone’s taste but you have to admire Porsche’s trim options during the G-Series Porsche 911 era. Now, with the market favouring originality, 2.7-litre, 3.0-litre and SC 911s with these eye-catching cloths are some of the most desirable impact bumper cars around.

2) Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Clubsport
3.2 Clubsport interior

While the standard 3.2 Carrera was a Yuppie icon, complete with full leather interior, the stripped back Clubsport was bestowed with these natty blue velour pinstripe seats with a similarly hued dashboard top. The contrast with the red exterior stripes is what really makes this interior.

1) Porsche 991 50th Anniversary Edition
Jubiläumsmodell 50 Jahre 911

Pastiche is not normally a good thing, especially when it comes to car design. However, Porsche perfected the retro throwback look with the 991 50 Anniversary interior. With the NOS ‘Pepita’ seat fabric and green dials (combined with the 991’s excellent ergonomics) this is the interior we’d choose to spend hours in behind the wheel.

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The top six Porsche racing drivers of 2015

On track, Porsche has literally ruled the world this year, taking home the FIA World Endurance Championship (in two classes), the 24 Hours of Le Mans and all three GTLM titles in the United SportsCar Championship.

While racing is very much a team sport, the drivers are often the stars (even in endurance racing) so, here are our top six Porsche racers from the 2015 season:

6) Ryan Dalziel – Porsche Cup winner
2015 - Pirelli World Challenge - COTA

The Scottish expat has forged an impressive career for himself Stateside, proving himself as one of the top sports car aces with victory in the 2010 24 Hours of Daytona (as well as a Le Mans class victory in 2012).

2015 saw Ryan Dalziel take home the prestigious Porsche Cup for his efforts in Effort Racing’s 997 GT3 R in the Pirelli World Challenge (where the 33-year-old finished third overall).

5) Philipp Eng – Porsche Supercup champion
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Austin 2015

In his debut season last year, Philipp Eng proved that he was quick in a 991 GT3 Cup car. However, it was 2015 where the Austrian cemented his status as one of the best Porsche racers around.

Eng won both the Carrera Cup Deutschland and the Supercup this year (to become one of only three drivers to win both in the same season) and earned himself an FIA WEC test in the 991 RSR with Team Manthey.

4) Dan Cammish – Carrera Cup GB champion
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Porsche Carrera Cup championship victories have very rarely been sealed as emphatically as Dan Cammish’s 2015 success in the Carrera Cup GB, the 26-year-old winning 11 of the 16 races for Redline Racing.

As well as blistering pace, the Leeds-based racer showed incredible consistency too, never finishing lower than second as he decimated one of the strongest Carrera Cup GB fields in recent memory.

3) Richard Lietz – FIA World Endurance Trophy winner
Porsche Team Manthey:  Richard Lietz

The modest Austrian has enjoyed his best ever season as one of Porsche’s factory GT drivers, winning three FIA World Endurance rounds in 2015 alongside teammate, Michael Christensen.

While the Dane missed a round due to his US commitments, Lietz was able to wrap up the FIA WEC Trophy for GT drivers while helping Porsche to both the manufacturers’ and teams’ titles. All that was missing was a Le Mans triumph.

2) Patrick Pilet – United SportsCar GTLM champion
2015 - United SportsCar Championship - Circuit of The Americas

One of two French drivers in Porsche’s works roster, Pilet was sensational in 2015, piloting the 911 RSR with aplomb. His opening stint pace was almost unmatchable, especially in the wet at Watkins Glen.

Alongside Nick Tandy, he was an irresistible force for much of the 2015 Tudor United SportsCar Championship, winning three races on the bounce in the summer alongside the British ace to help take the USCC GTLM drivers’ title.

1) Nick Tandy – 24 Hours of Le Mans winner
Nick Tandy (GB)

Those who follow sports car racing closely have always known that Nick Tandy was a little bit special behind the wheel of a racing car however, 2015 was the season where the unassuming Brit ace proved it to the world.

Tandy won as many USCC races as teammate, Patrick Pilet but missed out on the drivers’ crown because of his LMP1 commitments at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Luckily, he made up for it by scoring a famous victory at La Sarthe alongside Earl Bamber and Nico Hülkenberg in a third 919 Hybrid at the famous French enduro.

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Top six Porsches from the Total 911 Awards

Whether you attended the inaugural Total 911 Awards or not, you’ll no doubt have seen that there was some delectable Zuffenhausen metal on display. We’ve picked out our six favourites:

6) Porsche 962C
962C

Our first pick may not be a Porsche 911 but it isn’t everyday that you get to be up close and personal with a car that competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This ex-Kremer Racing example finished fourth in 1987.

5) Porsche 991 GT3
Total 911 awards

Even now, nearly two-and-a-half years after its release, the latest Porsche 911 GT3 continues to thrill us. While its 9,000rpm redline needs to you be moving to experience, it still looks great standing still, especially in Sapphire Blue.

4) Porsche 993 Speedster by 9M
9M Speedster

Porsche never put the 993 Speedster into production (although two were built by the factory). This has meant that some have felt the need to do what Zuffenhausen didn’t. Ninemeister’s interpretation is one of the best in both looks and execution.

3) Porsche 991 GT3 RS
Total 911 awards

With such limited availability, the new Porsche 991 GT3 RS is a rare spot, especially in the UK where the majority of cars still haven’t been delivered yet. This Clubsport-equipped version in Lava Orange looked sensational.

2) Porsche 993 Carrera RS
993 Carrera RS

Does it get any better than a Porsche 993 Carrera RS Clubsport in Speed Yellow? It is no wonder that this example from hosts, Hexagon Modern Classics was sold before guests even arrived for the Total 911 Awards.

1) Porsche 901 Cabriolet prototype
Red Porsche 901 Cabriolet prototype

A 993 Speedster may be rare but a 901 Cabriolet is even rarer. This is the sole surviving prototype, complete with myriad scares from its tough life hacking around Zuffenhausen. It was a fitting centrepiece for our inaugural awards ceremony.

 

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Total 911’s top six favourite Magnus Walker Porsche 911s

From relative obscurity in Porsche circles, Magnus Walker’s rise has been stratospheric in the last three-or-so years. The self-styled Urban Outlaw’s modified Porsche 911s well and truly caught the imagine of fans around the world, propelling the California-based UK expat to fame.

Known for his wide-ranging and eclectic collection of classic 911s, Walker has many intriguing cars in his garage and, as a big fan of his work, the Total 911 team has decided to pick their six favourites. Do you agree with our choices?

6) ’72 Porsche 911 STR
STR

The name says it all. This orange and light ivory 911 featured a combination of 911R and ST-inspired touches, including the ubiquitous flared rear arches. Aesthetically, the Minilite wheels looked perfect while the 2.7-litre MFI flat six meant there was menace to match the visuals.

5) ’66 Porsche 911 Irish Green
IRISH GREEN

Magnus’ Irish Green 1966 Porsche 911 is one of the least fettled cars in his collection but that is what makes it so extraordinary. For a man who loves to customise, this short-wheelbase car has been kept in near-stock condition, providing an intriguing time warp for the Urban Outlaw.

4) #277 Porsche 911T
#277

Bought in 1999, this 911T – dressed up in a racing inspired livery – has become Walker’s trademark Porsche, appearing on t-shirts and stickers around the world. It may not be the prettiest, but we admire Magnus’ workmanlike attitude to #277, a continual work in progress.

3) ’68 R-inspired Porsche 911
68R

The super rare Porsche 911R is one of the Urban Outlaw’s favourite classic neunelfers, so it was perhaps no surprise that the build that put him on the map was inspired by the ‘R’. Drilled door handles, vented bumpers and a central filler cap have all become Magnus Walker trademarks thanks to this car.

2) ’76 Porsche 930 Euro
930

In the last two years, Magnus’ focus switched from the early ’67-’73 period and instead turned to the 3.0-litre Porsche 911 Turbo era. This Euro-spec 930, finished in Minerva Blue was the perfect example of simplicity. Lowered and on a set of gold Group 4 Campagnolo replica wheels, it looked perfect.

1) ’72 Porsche 911 STR IISTR IIThe STR II was probably Walker’s most well thought out build. Once again inspired by the R and ST, the STR II’s colour scheme became instantly iconic, while those gorgeous Campagnolo replica alloys once again made an appearance. It was no surprise that this car sold at auction in 2013 for $302,500 at the 2013 Pebble Beach auctions.

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Total 911’s top six Porsche 911 racing cars ever built

Last month, we asked for you to vote for the greatest Porsche 911 racing car ever built. Now, with the results counted and published in issue 120 (now on sale in store, online and to download) here are the top six track weapons from Weissach, as voted for by you:

6) Porsche 991 RSR
Porsche 991 RSR

The latest iteration of the Porsche 911 to wear the fabled ‘RSR’ tag, the Porsche 991 RSR is currently the fastest 911 around. Making its debut last season, the 991 RSR scored a one-two at the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans and has currently won two rounds of this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship.

5) Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.1
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.1

A one-year special, the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.1 took the forced induction knowledge that Stuttgart learnt during its Can-Am foray and applied it to the Porsche 911 platform. Racing as a prototype, the Martini-liveried monster (complete with huge rear arches and wing) finished in the 1974 24 Hours of Le Mans.

4) Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0

While the works Porsche team was campaigning the RSR Turbo 2.1 (see above), Weissach’s customer outfits were provided with the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 for the 1974 and 1975 seasons. Georg Loos’ team helped Porsche win the GT division of the 1974 World Championship for Makes.

3) Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8

The Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 was the first 911 to ever wear the RSR badge. Homologated for racing by the iconic 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, the RSR’s racing career got off to the perfect start thanks to Brumos Racing’s overall triumph in the 1973 24 Hours of Daytona, while a factory car won the latest ever Targa Florio road race.

2) Porsche 911 GT1-98
Porsche 911 GT1-98

With its carbon monocoque chassis, extreme aerodynamics and mid-engined layout, the Porsche 911 GT1-98 was a 911 in all but name. However, the 996-faced GT1 racer scored Weissach’s last Le Mans victory back in 1998 after previous incarnations of the 911 GT1 failed to win at La Sarthe.

1) Porsche 935
Porsche 935 K3

Think of a Porsche 911 racing car and the Porsche 935 is never far from your thoughts. Initially keeping the famous pronounced wings, the 935 quickly developed the iconic slant nose look that was replicated on the 930 SE.

Its hugely powerful turbocharged engine helped the 935 dominate the World Championship for Makes during the late Seventies, while a number of customers teams modified the car with their own aerodynamics. Kremer’s K3 version gave the 935 its only Le Mans victory in 1979.

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