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February 2018

In this issue, Randy Wells compares and drives a 1976 911 Carrera 2.7 and 1977 911 Turbo in “Back to Back.” In “Barrier Breaker,” by Sean Cridland, read the exploits of 356 racer René Brinkerhoff, who has competed in La Carrera Panamericana four times and will embark on an international tour. Nathan Merz explores how different shades of paint go beyond aesthetics in “The Power of Color.” Robert Plotkin couldn’t escape his seller’s remorse after letting go of a 1973 911S — until he bought a special 1971 911S in Italy and drove it around Europe, as you’ll find out in “Albert Blue.” Grant E. Stoecker walks us through a handful of spectacular timepieces in “Porsche Inspired.”

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

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Back to Back
1976 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI and 1977 911 Turbo
Two 1970s Porsches — the first turbo 911 and the last MFI 911 — on the streets of Seattle.
Barrier Breaker
Off to conquer the world
Neither age nor gender considerations discouraged René Brinkerhoff's goal of becoming a racer.
The Power of Color
It's more than aesthetics
Color has a tremendous impact on how we respond to a product — especially if it's a Porsche.
Albert Blue
His excellency's 911S
A trip in a 1971 911S through Italy and Croatia — with a few bumps along the way.
Porsche Inspired
A special way to keep track of time
Spectacular watches for Porsche enthusiasts.