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Issue 753

In a twist on the car magazine road trip story, Editor Sass picked up a brand-new 992 in Germany and then flew with it on a cargo plane to Ohio before driving to Porsche HQ in Atlanta. Enjoy the epic adventure story "992? 747? Whatever it Takes." Going strong for 21 years, the Rocky Mountain Region Ladies’ day is a special women-only track day. Read all about these “Pretty. Fast. Women.” We can’t get enough of special-edition Porsches, including two 914 LEs we saw at Amelia Island. Find out more about this “Rare Pair.” One typically equates the Yukon Territory with big trucks, not Porsches, but PCA member Al Courtney discovered an abandoned 1971 911S “At the Crossroads” and has been driving it ever since. We also interview Porsche Motorsport North America CEO Daniel Armbruster, whose refreshing philosophy is quite simply, “It’s About Fun.”

“The Spy Collector” continues its tale of automotive intrigue, and we offer a preview of Parade 2020, plus the usual tech, news, and race reports.

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Issue 752

Car lovers have always worshiped at the altar of internal combustion, but as the winds shift toward hybridization and electric power, our favorite automaker is proudly showing the way. Leading the charge is Porsche’s all-electric sport sedan, the 2020 Taycan. Check out our first drive. We also delve into the technology behind the Taycan in an-depth look, “Breaking New Ground.” Csaba Csere makes educated guesses about Porsche’s future EV and hybrid offerings in “The Future Is Electric.” We also take a look at Porsche’s efforts in the "Eclectic and Electric" Formula E race series, and we learn about the challenges faced by Chris Lennon when he converted his hill-climb car to full electric for a "Peak Run" charge up Pikes Peak. For those not ready to switch completely to electric, we drive the Panamara Turbo S E-Hybrid and the Cayenne E-Hybrid.

All that and the latest news, race information, and reports from our regions.

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Issue 751

The 64th Porsche Parade has come and gone, with all the spectacle, competition, and camaraderie for which it's known. Our extensive coverage includes results of all the competitions and "The Big Four," highlighting some of the competitors and participants at Parade, including their challenges and triumphs. Count Rossi, part owner of race sponsor Martini & Rossi, wanted to drive a street-legal 917. The only problem was that he couldn't get it registered, despite trying in France, Germany, and Italy. Enter the U.S. state of Alabama, which registered the car, as long as he promised never to actually drive it in the state. Read all about it in "Barely Legal." Among the great 911s is the Carrera RS 2.7, and writer Randy Wells had the good fortune to compare two, a Touring and a Lightweight, owned by two long-standing PCA members. Read his impressions in "RS x 2." And our serialized graphic novel "The Spy Collector," continues, in part 3.

All this, plus the latest news, new images of the electric Taycan, and Doug Neilson talks about suspensions.

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Issue 750

This month, Porsche Panorama proudly celebrates its 750th issue with a special 30-page section featuring every single cover and reflections about the magazine from its founding in December 1955 to the present in "Panorama @750: Celebrating a Milestone." Click here to watch a video that flips through all the covers as well. Elsewhere, we talk about how the turbocharged 991.2 is easier and cheaper than ever to tweak for higher output. Read about one example, the 911 GTS known as “Big Bird.” Carole Johnson is not one to take the conventional route, eschewing math for computer progamming in its nascence, and later ordering a paint-to-sample 1978 911 SC that she held on to for more than 40 years. Follow her story in “Stereotypes Smashed.” As we continue to celebrate 50 years of the 917, Sean Cridland takes a look back at 917-001, which after a somewhat convoluted history has been fully restored in “Back to Form.” 

All that plus a few words from PCA president Tom Gorsuch (page 10) and the latest Porsche news and racing results.

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Issue 749

Later this month, a significant piece of Porsche history goes up for auction. We have the rare chance to drive the legendary 1939 Type 64 in “Ground Zero.” Editor Rob Sass drives the highly anticipated, normally aspirated, six-cylinder 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder, due to go on sale in spring 2020. Read about them in “Top of the Line.” Dr. Arthur Ashman helped save the life of a member of the Porsche family in early 1962, which led to a meeting with Butzi Porsche and later a 1964 356 SC sunroof coupe, "Butzi's Car," which he still drives. Excellence was Expected is considered the definitive history of Porsche. On the release of its third edition, we profile author Karl Ludvigsen in “Excellence: Expected and Delivered." Ceileidh Siegel is a director at Hasbro, but she was playing for keeps when she found her dream Porsche and drove it across the country in 72 hours in “MINE-11.”

All that, plus a new chapter in “The Spy Collector," and Porsche’s new 911 RSR is revealed at Goodwood.

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Issue 748

This month we present the first installment of a Porsche-themed graphic novel called “The Spy Collector,” which we will serialize over the next several months; those who aren't members can read the first installment here. We also review the new sloping-roof “coupe” version of the Cayenne. Read Editor Sass’s impressions in “Some Like It Hot.” If the coupe isn’t your thing, the base-model Cayenne has plenty of merits, as Tom Voelk points out in “Standard Deduction.” We also drove the 500-hp GT3 Touring in Savannah and explored its dual personality in “Good & Evil.” The Petersen Automotive Museum recently ran an exhibit celebrating 70 years of Porsche. See how they dismantled it in “The Load Out,” and be sure to watch the timelapse video. Longtime North Country Region member Jay Gratton grew up in his family’s 944, which his dad sold in 2000. Eighteen years later, Jay bought the car back, so it remains “All in the Family.”

All that plus a look at the one-off prototype Boxster Bergspyder, a rundown of regional events, and more.

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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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