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July 2014

In this issue, Randy Leffingwell reveals the true story behind Porsche’s V10-powered Carrera GT supercar, the product of an ill-fated Formula 1 program and an aborted Le Mans prototype. In The Complete Porsche, Tom Wilson brings us the tale of the 137,000-mile Cayenne Turbo of PCA members Vince and Cecelia Knauf, who relish the challenge of extreme off-roading as well as the open highway. In Three Scoops, Pleeeze, Ted West savors a trio of distinctive 911s—a highly modified 911 SC, a mildly modified 964 RS America, and a stock 997 GT3 RS 3.8—on the great roads in the Poconos and is hard-pressed to pick a favorite. Joe Rusz profiles engine builder extraordinaire Ed Pink, a builder whose legendary skills ran from flat-head Ford V8s to flat-six Porsches. Finally, in Me vs. Patrick Long, author Michael Hartley straps into a high-end racing simulator and prepares to challenge the only American Porsche factory driver. 

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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Long and Winding Road
The real story behind the Carrera GT
Porsche's V10 supercar was the product of far more than an aborted Le Mans prototype.
The Complete Porsche
An early Cayenne Turbo, used well
PCA members Vince and Cecelia Knauf prove that fast ins't the only way to have fun.
Racin' for Pinks
Meet engine builder extraordinaire Ed Pink
From flathead Ford V8s to flat six Porsche 962s, this craftsman knows how to find more power.
Three Scoops Pleeeze
Savoring a trio of distinctive 911s
A PCA family shares three altogether wonderful Porsches on the great roads of the Poconos.
Me vs. Patrick Long
Almost as good as being there
How to make racing a factory driver at Le Mans.