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Issue 743

Porsche drivers appreciate technical excellence, precision, and developing the skills to operate complex machines proficiently, which may explain why our favorite cars are popular among pilots. Read about six of them and their love for Stuttgart’s machines in our feature story, “Pilots and Porsches.” The 4 and 4S iterations of the 992-series 911 are out, and Editor Rob Sass drove them in Valencia, Spain. The title of his article, "Superhero," might indicate how he feels about the car. Gerrit Wistrup paid $500 for a 944, intending to use it as a parts car. Years of labor and love have turned "The $500 Porsche" into a daily driver. About 20,000 miles into his ownership of a used 997, Carl Spencer discovered a major problem. See how he handled it in "Bore Score and Seven Years Ago." Connecticut Valley Region member Todd Pajonas started with track days, and now is a fully committed racer at PCA events, constantly improving and upgrading his cars. Read about what led him down the "Slippery Slope."

All that plus new PCA national appointments, a how-to on epoxying your garage floor, and so much more.

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Issue 742

Pano starts the year strong with a drive around the legendary Nürburgring. The Green Hell, Sir Jackie Stewart called it. One of the most challenging racetracks in the world. Editor Sass takes a few hot laps in a Cayman, and continues on to drive around Spa, in "Adrenaline Rush.". Five years in, the "Unsung Hero" Macan is a smashing success for Porsche and is being refreshed for 2019 . Read all about Kremer Racing’s wild 997 Turbo-based monster, the K3R, in "The Flatnose from Cologne." We also trace the history of a 904 GTS first advertised in this magazine 50 years ago "It's a Keeper," and the one-year-only 912E Don Werner has owned almost since new "Mars Rover." A winner is named in our Battle of the Builds competition (p. 96), we look toward Parade 2019, and lots more in this jam-packed issue.

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Issue 741

Closing out 2018, Porsche Panorama's December issue is packed with exciting stories. First we go to "Rennsport Reunion VI," one of the great events for fans of Porsche's race history. Our extensive coverage includes driving impressions of some legendary cars and interviews with Porsche racing luminaries. Also at Rennsport was rocker John Oates, who has been a member of PCA since 1980. He recently treated himself to a very special car, a customized 356 Outlaw from Emory Motorsports. Check out "The Oates Outlaw." The four-door Panamera line continues to expand, and this month we drove the GTS and 4E-Hybrid Sport Turismo versions. Turn to "Rapid Transit" for our impressions from both road and track. Hurricane Region member Steve Bastian has spent top dollar getting his 944 Turbo exactly the way he likes it. Read about this extraordinary project, what we call "The Screamer," and click here to watch the video as well.

All that, plus event reports from Treffen Banff and Werks Reunion, results from the Sotheby’s auction at the Porsche Experience Center, and much more.

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Issue 740

What's the best Porsche for a 1,400-mile road trip in winter weather? Cayenne? Macan? How about editor Rob Sass’ twin-turbo 996? Read all about it in "White Out of Our Minds." There are several types of 356 owners: those who believe in fastidious restoration, lovers of “Outlaw” upgrades, and those who prefer to let their cars age gracefully. Check out "Triple Crown," Dave Mathews’ story of three such owners. Porsches come in every color imaginable, but one person has amassed an incredible collection — from 964 to 944, 918 Spyder to 959 — and every one a shade of white, which we photograph and write about in, of course, "The White Collection." Click here to watch the video about the collection. The Goodwood Festival of Speed always draws an incredible array of cars, and this year Nick Trott, in "King of the Hill Climb," had the good fortune to drive a rare 911 Carrera RSR 2.1 Turbo up the Duke of Richmond’s driveway. Arno Bohn led Porsche for two years in the tumultuous early ’90s, but few people know much about him. Find out about his time at the helm, in "The Porsche Outsider."

All this, plus touching up interior trim, secrets of the 919, and much more.

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Issue 739

Porsche Parade 2018 offered fun and adventures for both young and old. Our extensive coverage, "Everyone Loves a Parade," by David Mathews, includes some unique personalities and the results of all the events. Which is faster on a track? The GT3 Cup, a pure racer, or the snarling production GT2 RS. Well we just had to know, so we went to Road America to cover a shootout organized by a member for "Street vs. Race," by Kris Clewell, which we also caught on video. One of the most rare, lightweight, and most desirable Porsches is the 1967 911R. It is also crushingly expensive. But a little shop in England called EB Motorsports has built an “homage,” and it’s pretty special. Robert Plotkin tells the story in "Artful Dodger." Racing is often thought to be out of reach of most budgets. Not so at the 24 Hours of LeMons, wherein the car entered can’t be worth more than $500. Stef Schrader brought a team and her 944 to a LeMons race, "All in Good Fun." See how she fared.

All this plus the latest news, tech, and the candidates for national officers for 2019.

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Issue 738

This month's Panorama is dedicated to celebrating Porsche’s 70th birthday, with a look back at the defining moments in the automaker’s history as we celebrate its bold moves into the future. Starting with Jonathan Stein’s feature on the Gmünd coupe versus an MG TC in "356: Technology Trumps Tradition," the issue moves forward to "Fast When Nothing Was" by Art Mason, about a time when regulations choked the U.S. automotive industry, but Porsche’s 930 Turbo brought hope. Nathan Merz's "On All Fours" looks at the 964 and Porsche’s innovations with all-wheel drive, and Csaba Csere delves into the history of PDK with "Dual-Clutch Pioneer." As we move forward, Nick Jaynes takes a look at Porsche’s first SUV, the Cayenne, and its effect on the company in "Moonshot," and Tom Voelk drives the electric future, the Taycan, in "Mission Accomplished." Last but not least, in "30 Minuten mit Klaus" Editor-in-Chief Rob Sass talks with PCNA CEO Klaus Zellmer about Porsche's present and future.

Of course, regular Panorama departments Tech Q&A, European Windows, From the Regions, Street Talk, and zwART are all present and accounted for. Enjoy the issue!

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Issue 737

In this issue, learn about a special 345-horsepower Porsche 916, one that counts Corina Piëch as a former owner, in “Brutus” by Basem Wasef. Dave Mathews profiles one member’s recently resuscitated, patina’d 356 Convertible D, in “An Honest D.” There was a special class of GT4 Clubsport racers at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb this year, which Sean Cridland covers in “Cayman Country." Wonder what a Porsche whose power is measured in kilowatts drives like? Find out in “Electric 911” by Nick Jaynes. In “The Crown Jewels,” Rob Sass visits the Porsche Archive at the Museum in Zuffenhausen.

Of course, regular Panorama departments Tech Q&A, European Windows, From the Regions, Street Talk, and zwART are all present and accounted for. Enjoy the issue!

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Issue 736

In this issue, we're excited to feature a 968 Club Sport legally imported to the US by a PCA member in "The Contrarian's Porsche," by Nathan Merz. In "Best in Class," Cam Ingram of Road Scholars details what it takes to win the top honors at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. If you think you've had a bad restoration experince, then read about one member's 1980 911 SC Targa in "Phoenix Rising," by Dave Mathews. Nick Jaynes speaks to a trio of members who own high-mileage Cayennes and learns what makes them special, in "Cayenne-thology." One member makes a matching-numbers 356 his own Outlaw Porsche in "Blau Grau," by Bruce Sweetman.

Of course, regular Panorama departments Tech Q&A, European Windows, From the Regions, Street Talk, and zwART are all present and accounted for. Enjoy the issue!

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Issue 735

In this issue, Basem Wasef drives the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS in "Natural High" and the 911 Carrera T in "Less is More." Learn how one man transformed a 914/6 into a 914/6 GT for vintage racing in the latest Battle of the Builds, "Tribute GT" by Randy Wells. One member's early 912 Targa, profiled in "Rock-Solid Reliable" by David Mathews, was a daily driver for decades before becoming a concours winner. Several Porsches seemingly had what it took to replace the 911 as the marque's flaship sports car, but they didn't — learn why in "The Pretenders" by Barry Winfield.

Of course, regular Panorama departments Tech Q&A, European Windows, From the Regions, Street Talk, and zwART are all present and accounted for. Enjoy the issue!

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Issue 734

In this issue, Sean Cridland takes us through a key moment in legendary racer Hurley Haywood’s life and career in “Mastery & Misery.” In “Clockwork Orange” by Dave Mathews, learn the story of a European 1968 911S barn find in Texas that has since been restored to what some may call perfection. As part of this year’s Battle of the Builds, Doug Neilson explores a wild track day Boxster project that sports a built 997.1 GT3 RS engine, in “Monster Boxster.” Randy Wells interviews Kevin Jeannette of Gunnar Porsche Racing on what it was like to own 911R #15, in “A Car Tale.” Rob Sass visits the largest indoor car show in Essen, Germany, in “Techno Classica.” If you’ve wondered about the best way to set the timing belt tension on a 944 in your own garage, look no further than “Tensions Run High” by Tom M’Guinness.

Of course, regular Panorama departments Tech Q&A, European Windows, From the Regions, Street Talk, and zwART are all present and accounted for. Enjoy the issue!

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