DE­CEM­BER 2014 (IS­SUE 249)

911 Porsche World - - Classifieds -

We de­cided it was time to big up the 996 on the front cover of the De­cem­ber 2014 is­sue. Why? Well, many would say that we’ve al­ways been gen­er­ous to the 996, de­spite be­ing bru­tally hon­est about its many foibles, which is per­haps why oth­ers were be­gin­ning to ac­cuse us of some sort of vendetta. What­ever, we de­cided on the ‘star car’ stu­dio treat­ment and a reap­praisel of the 996’s po­si­tion on the 911 lad­der, which was to say very much at the bot­tom, but take ad­van­tage of that fact now be­cause such a state of af­fairs won’t last for­ever and nor will the bar­gains. And you know what? We were right, too!

Else­where we put the then new 991 GT3 through its paces at a very wet Sil­ver­stone, which was a stern test for both its Miche­lin Cup tyres and trac­tion con­trol sys­tems.

De­void of such trick­ery was a nar­row bod­ied clas­sic 911 with a 930 Turbo en­gine in­stalled in its rear by our good friend Jo­han Dir­ckx. Need­less to say it was overkill – but in a highly fun rear tyres shred­ding sort of way.

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