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Issue 747

Going out with a bang, not a whimper, is the Porsche way, as evidenced by the extraordinary GT2 RS and GT3 RS versions of the outgoing 991-series 911, which editor Sass had the enviable task of driving at Road America in “Full Speed Ahead.” As if that weren’t enough, there is a limited-edition lightweight 911 Speedster version of the 991 as well, which we drove in Sardinia. Ted West has vivid memories of a a 914/6 GT flashing by on the Nürburgring in 1970. He recently got a chance to revisit that “Giant Killer” in Pennsylvania. Some might think it mad to cram a 4.4-liter engine into a 1973 911T. Not so Jae Lee, who “Maxed Out” his street-legal track beast and loves every minute of it. Our cars are meant to be driven, at home or in exotic locales, and planned road trips are the answer. “Hit the Road” in your Porsche at Treffen North America or on a customized tour.

Plus, tips on finding the perfect used Porsche, and a 1939 Type 964 just may make auction history.

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Issue 746

Kremer's 962 CK6 and Porsche’s 911 GT1 Evo raced at Le Mans a decade apart and are worlds different, yet they bear some striking similarities. Johan Dillen takes a few laps in both cars around the Czech Republic’s Most Autodrom, in "The Generation Game." At Parade we met up with Silver Sage Region members Bill and Laura Stover and discussed their striking Zanzibar Red GT2. Read about their relationship to this special car in "OMGT2," and be sure click here to watch the accompanying video. Jason Harper traveled to Greece to drive the 2020 911 Carrera 4 and 4S Cabriolet. Read his driving impressions as he follows "The Call of the Open Air." A PCA member since 1985, Mary Hill-Caldwell and her husband Bill have owned a number of different Porsches, but their current love is their European-delivery Macan S, known as “Mac.” One thing we all want, whether it is from our doctors or our mechanics, is experience. Few have more than Porsche Master Mechanic Larry Moulton, who’s been wrenching cars since 1968 and possesses "The Master Touch."

All that, plus the 911 Speedster is revealed at the New York Auto Show, and so much more.

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Issue 745

The name RUF immediately evokes the 1987 CTR prototype "Yellowbird," the company’s most well-known custom Porsche. We drove RUF’s newest creation, the 220+ mph CTR4, on the autobahn in “Rare Bird.” Northern Ohio Region member Keith Inniss was able to customize his 997.2 Targa without having to order it from the factory. Read about it in “Special Wishes.” In the 1970s, U.S. regulations required automakers to implement crash safety standards in a very short time. Porsche rose to the task with the G-series 911 "Bumper Car," tastefully integrating the bumpers into a timeless design. Very few manual-transmission Cayennes were sold, but Chesapeake Region member Minta Miller is a proud “1.8-Percenter.” Kim John Crumb is the sort of person who pours his heart into everything he does, including his 928 GT. Read about his triumphs, tragedies, and ultimate “Renewal.”

All that, plus preparing your Porsche for sale, Porsche’s Formula E entry, and more.

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Issue 744

In Porsche's storied racing history, the 917 is the stuff of legends. On its 50th birthday, we give the 917 its proper due with a feature story “917 @ 50,” a beautiful cover photo, an interesting "Back Story," a mention in European Windows, and a book review. Also celebrating its 50th this year is the 914. In “That ’70s Car” we profile a 1975 2.0 owned by PCA member Lauren Gusler. Reaching a bit farther back, we take a look at a 1967 356 1600 Normal Coupe that has been lovingly restored after being neglected for years in “The General’s 356.” In “Desert Storm,” Randy Wells recounts Porsche’s Paris-Dakar rally cars sponsored by Rothmans. Finally, we met up with Peachstate Region members Jack and Kathy Baker at the 2018 Parade and learned about their 924S, in “The Tie That Binds,” that’s been with them since they bought it new in 1986.

All this plus the latest info and spy photo of the Taycan, cleaning your cabin filters, and much more.

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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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