Panorama Photo Gallery - October 2008

Each month, Porsche Panorama magazine brings you the best from the world of Porsche. Races, vintage car shows, technical articles, we cover it all!

At Panorama, we never have room for all the pictures we'd like to share with our readers. Here are some photos that just wouldn't fit into the magazine this month.

The October issue features a driving report on the new 2009 911 Carrera 4 and 4S models. For our gallery this month, we bring you the all-wheel-drive history of Porsche’s sports cars told in Leonard Turner photographs.

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With more than a decade of all wheel drive experience behind them, Porsche used a rearranged viscous coupling to deliver power to the front wheels of the 996 Turbo as well as a new differential.
LEONARD TURNER

 

The Cisitalia Grand Prix car of 1946 was a radical concept featuring a 1.5-liter supercharged engine and all wheel drive. Though never raced by Porsche, the project supplied the funds to restart Porsche’s operations after the war.
LEONARD TURNER

 

Called “the tangible future on four wheels,” the technical tour de force 959 featured a hydraulically controlled variable slip clutch with a selection of four programs: wet, dry, ice/snow and full traction.
LEONARD TURNER

 

The 1989 964 Carrera 4 derived its AWD system from the 959. It featured 31% torque to the front wheels with 67% to the rear normally, although it could send more to the front in the event of rear wheel slip. The differentials could also be manually locked.
LEONARD TURNER

 

Joe Rusz captured this shot of the 993 Carrera 4; its all wheel drive system was lighter, more flexible and less expensive, featuring a viscous center clutch with silicone fluid.
LEONARD TURNER

 

The 993 Turbo used the 993 all wheel drive system, delivering up to 41% torque to the front wheels.
LEONARD TURNER

 

The 996 version of all wheel drive saw the viscous clutch mounted in the front differential casing; it delivered between 5 and 40% of the car’s power to the front wheels.
LEONARD TURNER

 

Featured in this month’s Panorama, the 997 AWD system adopts the magnetically operated 911 Turbo clutch and additionally offers the opportunity to pair the system with the new PDK transmission.
LEONARD TURNER

 

Check out the October issue for all the details on the new Carrera 4 and 4S, experience the “green hell” of the Nürburgring Nordschleife with Michael Cotton, and visit the Solitude circuit with Vic Elford. Also included is Bill Oursler’s story on Porsche’s ill-fated Indy effort, a report on PCA’s first Club Race at Virginia International Raceway, and from Allan Caldwell the latest information on anti-wear additives in modern oil formulations. Things you need to know—in the latest issue of Porsche Panorama.