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    Let’s get one thing straight – the 992 911 is annoyingly good. Like, beyond excellent, and that’s just the Carreras. We’ve not yet seen, let alone driven, a Turbo, GT3 or, god willing, a GT2 RS. That will change this year when we bolt ourselves into the 700bhp Turbo 992. Expectations high.
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    A question came up at a recent cars and coffee, and I’d like to know your opinion – plus those of any others who wish to get involved. It all started when we saw a manual 991.2 GT3 for sale. The owner wanted £140k for it.

    Somebody made what I thought was a good point: why not buy a Carrera T and save yourself the best part of £60k? I am in a position to buy a GT3 (I’ll likely have to settle for a 991.2 as I do not have a relationship with any dealer, so I’m not even bothering trying to secure a 992) and it really got me thinking. Everybody is quick to chase the latest GT car, but is a GT3 really double the car of a Carrera T? I’d think not. I also think the Carrera T has taken its big hit, whereas the GT3 WILL come down over the next year or so, and I’m not really interested in losing out on residuals. So, what do you think? As a toy for pure enjoyment, is the GT3 really worth the big stump up over a Carrera T?
    • As with any 911, it all comes down to how you’ll use it. If you want a show-stopping 911 that’s good for gentle drives in sunnier climates, the Targa As with any 911, it all comes down to how you’ll use it. If you want a show-stopping 911 that’s good for gentle drives in sunnier climates, the Targa makes a compelling choice. If you’re a circuit junky intent on being the fastest at the track day, you’ll need a GT2 RS. Similarly, there’s a place in the lineup for both a 991.2 GT3 and a Carrera T, particularly if the GT3 is a Clubsport with PDK. However, assuming both the Carrera T and GT3 are manual (and the GT3 is a Comfort spec to be as comparable as possible), the GT3 is a complete reworking over the Carrera T. Its motorsport engine is far superior than the turbocharged engine in the Carrera T. We think the former is the best engine in any road car, ever. The GT3’s six-speed manual is also vastly superior to the Carrera T’s seven-speed. A GT has and always will carry a cache of being a fine performance machine, whereas some dealers have already commented that the Carrera T is a hard sell as not everybody understands the car.
      The reality is both cars will make for a cracking driving machine for Sunday blasts and continental road trips, but you’d really have to be extremely convinced by the Carrera T’s ability to perform to pass up the scintillating 991.2 GT3.
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    A new era on the horizon: after eight years of 996 production, Porsche used this picture to herald the introduction of the #Porsche-911-997 generation, marking a return to more traditional 911 styling with rounded headlights and separate turn signals housed within the front PU. The first ‘modern’ 911 with switchable throttle maps and damping now celebrates its 15th birthday.

    Tenerife, Canary Islands / #Porsche-911 / #Porsche / #Porsche-997
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    CAR: Bristol, UK
    Model #1999-Porsche-911-Carrera-4-996.1 / #1999 / #Porsche-911-Carrera-4-996.1 / #Porsche-911-996.1 / #Porsche-911-Carrera-4-996 / #Porsche-911-996 / #Porsche-911 / #Porsche

    Year #1999

    Acquired FEBRUARY 2014

    My time with this 911 is drawing to a close, so this will be my last Living the Legend article. I have owned my car for five-and-a- half years, put over 30,000 miles on it and had a great time, but for now this chapter will be closing as I will be selling the car and looking for a replacement.

    During my years of ownership there have been plenty of highs and lows, but luckily many more highs! Picking up a car is always exciting, and picking up my 911 was no exception. I won’t lie though, in the first few weeks of ownership the car spent more time back at the independent dealer than with me. I did go through the ‘what have I done’ phase, but all issues were resolved and I took the opportunity to get the IMS replaced while the engine was out, so after that point things started looking up. Soon after buying the car and a few email exchanges later my first column for Total 911 was submitted, starting a long relationship with the magazine and introducing me to a great group of people.

    Something I had never experienced before with a car was the whole lifestyle experience. As with all the guys at Total 911, joining both Porsche GB and TIPEC resulted in a new group of friends with a shared passion, events to go to and drives to enjoy. This is probably the most significant takeaway for my five years of ownership – great friends and memories. Special thanks to Lee Sibley, firstly, for letting me write for the magazine, but more importantly introducing me to the B4391 – probably one of the best roads I have driven. There are plenty more good roads out there, but I think this sticks in my mind as that weekend was one of my first road trips where it was all about the cars.

    My 996 has had a lot of work over the years. Three events stick out: the first was when a Porsche health check flagged that my rear boxes needed replacing – an opportunity for a stainless system. The mild sport unit from Top Gear was ordered, a fraction of the cost of the main dealer, but it sounded so much better. The second key event was arriving to work in a cloud of steam when my water pump failed. Recovery was required, but after a pump, thermostat, new header tank and a boroscope the car was back in full health.

    My final high was getting the car’s geometry sorted. The guys at Center Gravity did a fantastic job. The end result is a car that drives better, corners far more confidently and seems to cover ground with ease. The next step is to sell the car and start the search for a replacement. Porsche do feature on my list, so I may see you again in the pages of Total 911 in the future.
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    992 wins another Car of the Year accolade

    Eighth-generation 911 takes Sunday Times honour

    The 992 Carrera S has scooped another prize by taking the Motor Awards Car of the Year accolade at a ceremony in London. The Motor Awards is put together by media entities The Sunday Times, The Times, The Sun and talkSPORT radio, with readers and listeners drawing a shortlist for a panel of experts to choose from.

    Settling on the 450hp C2S Coupe, the panel of experts concluded: “For anyone seeking an extraordinary breadth of ability in one car, the Carrera S is hard to beat.” It is the second time the 992-generation 911 has scooped an accolade from the British press, after claiming the Auto Express Performance Car of the Year in July.

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    992 GTS spied in testing

    Drive-My 992 911’s Club spies have also captured the 992 GTS in testing. Resplendent without camouflage, suggesting a release in the coming months, the Coupe example in our pictures is fitted with centre-locking wheels – a key aspect of GTS design – plus a Sport Design rear PU. Clear rear lights are visible instead of the usual red.

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    It was back down to supercar tuning house #Litchfield-Motors for me this month; it needed some professional photography of a brand-new, Guards red #Porsche-911-Carrera-4S-992 that it had been testing for the last few weeks on its dyno. The guys at Litchfield were confident they could make some impressive power gains out of the new 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged flat six engine following successful tweaks to the previous 991.2 3.0 engine. The turbocharged units in today’s modern era of #911 s are making Porsche more tunable than ever, and when it comes to tuning turbocharged cars, Litchfield certainly knows what it’s doing with its state-of the- art MAHA dyno cell. After just a few runs the team were able to safely increase the power from the respectable standard figure of 450ps to a whopping 580ps at the flywheel – I should point out that this is with just a remap tune and no additional modifications! There’s a plan to add more modifications soon, including an Akrapovic exhaust. Iain Litchfield talked about how it would seem the engines in the 992s are heavily detuned, with lots of exciting potential, and another interesting point is that it would appear that the standard 992 Carrera uses largely the same engine as the ’S’ models but detuned further still, meaning a standard 992 Carrera could potentially be tuned to similar figures that they have achieved with the 4S. I’m personally excited to see the results once they’ve got their hands on a base Carrera.

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    In 2012, Julien Borne’s father died suddenly. This event – in tandem with the birth of his daughter – caused Borne to pause and take stock of his own life and priorities, an episode of reflection that ultimately led him to a sad-looking #1967-Porsche-912-Coupe and a dilapidated house in the French countryside / #1967

    Borne had been racing in the French Supermoto series for years, so he was no stranger to risk but his decision to move into his grandparent’s long-vacant farmhouse in a village on the outskirts of Paris and devote himself to rebuilding classic Porsches nevertheless required a new level of gumption on his part.

    Borne has since focused his energies on the #Porsche-912 , a car long dismissed by #Porsche enthusiasts as being little more than a tarted up Volkswagen, a poor substitute for the more desirable 911. Yet, as Borne points out, this black sheep is beginning to get its revenge, slowly gaining adherents for its lightweight nimbleness and relative accessibility in a time when early 911s have appreciated beyond the reach of the average enthusiast. Indeed, the 912’s lack of pretense is at the heart of its appeal.

    “The #1967-Porsche-912 is closer to a barbecue car than to a golf course car,” says Borne. “It’s not a car to show off, it’s a car to enjoy.”
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