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June 2014
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In this issue, veteran Porsche shoe Ted West brings us first driving impressions of the most sporting 981s to date, the 2015 Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS. Panorama Editor Pete Stout interviews Owen Hayes, Director of Operations for Porsche Motorsport North America—who provides the reason we still haven’t seen the 9A1 flat six in the GT3 Cup or GT3 RSR. 

In Old Car, New Eyes, 911 nut Pete von Behrens offers a modern perspective on a classic 356C—one with two innovative tricks up its sleeve. Author and photographer Randy Wells focuses on a real showstopper: a 1972 911S restoration that’s truly over the top. 

In Birth of the Targa, Porsche historian Randy Leffingwell chronicles the birth and evolution of the 911 Targa before diving into his second feature for this issue—which gives us the inside scoop on Porsche’s retro 2015 Targa alongside driving impressions from PCA member, club racer, and Autoblog regular Michael Harley. 

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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2015 911 Targa
An old question with a new answer
Tradition and innovation are alive and well in this modern interpretation of a classic.
Birth of the Targa
The making of a design icon
The back story of Porsche's basket-handled 911, and the big-glass Targas that followed.
Interview: Owen Hayes
PMNA Director of Racing Operations
Owen Hayes heads up the Porsche North America team running twin 991 RSRs in this year's inaugural USCC series. With wins at Daytona and Sebring, Porsche has gotten off to a good start.
Over the Top
Is this the best 1972 911S in the world?
How close can a car get to perfection? Peter Ohanesian's 911S coupe may be the answer.
Old Car, New Eyes
Driving a 356 in the modern world
A 30-something Porsche nut who's never driven a 356 is asked to try a 1965 C Coupe and offer a modern perspective.
Faster and Funner
2015 Boxster and Cayman GTS
Porsche turns up the 981 flame with the most sporting variants to date.