December 2016 issue out now!
We reunite three forgotten Porsche prototypes from 1987. They tell the story of the rocky road from the concept car stage to production.
Gijs van Lennep
Gijs van Lennep won Le Mans in a 650bhp 917 in 1971, but always yearned to drive the 1,000hp Can-Am version. He got his chance 43 years later at Zandvoort’s 2016 Historic Grand Prix.
Based on a 1981 911 SC, Dave Ward’s 9m11RS built by Porsche specialist Ninemeister, takes inspiration from the factory Rennsport cars while exploiting the best of its original character.
This RSR won the Sebring 12 Hours in 1973, and it has since been meticulously retro-engineered restoring it as closely as possible to its period standard. Andrew Frankel drives this legendary 911 at Donington Park.
Porsche Centre Tonbridge entered the 2016 Porsche Classic Restoration Competition celebrating 40-years of front-engined cars. This painstakingly restored and uprated 924 S is the result.
919 Hybrid in London
Bleary-eyed London commuters had a bit of a shock one morning in late September as Mark Webber took to the city’s streets in his Le Mans-winning Porsche 919 Hybrid…
In 1986 Porsche launched a car that could do 210mph, faster than today’s quickest 911. We celebrate the 30-year old poster-car with a blast through the Black Forest blast in very same example that clocked 210 back in the day…
997 vs 981 Cayman
You can now pick up a 981 Cayman S for as little as £35,000, which puts it firmly on the radar of anyone considering a second-generation 997 Carrera. Where is your money best spent?