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It’s great to have a group of long-bon­nets lav­ish­ing the cover of To­tal 911 mag­a­zine. The last five years has seen their stock soar in­con­ceiv­ably and, though prices vary sig­nif­i­cantly even be­tween ex­am­ples of the same model (this thanks to his­tory, con­di­tion and what side the steer­ing wheel is on), these 0-F se­ries cars ar­guably rep­re­sent the pin­na­cle of 911 own­er­ship.

There’s no ques­tion the long-bon­net cars rep­re­sent the 911 in its purest form, its sil­hou­ette un­spoiled by im­pact bumpers, its me­chan­i­cals un­fet­tered by what are now prim­i­tive tech­nolo­gies like power steer­ing, ABS or even a ba­sic ECU. Light­weight, nim­ble and blessed with less than six square inches of con­tact patch to the road at each cor­ner, it’ll take a proper ped­dler to make hon­est work of these early 911s, but how ex­actly do the T, E and S mod­els dif­fer in terms of their driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence? As you’ll find out be­gin­ning on page 20, there are many dif­fer­ences be­tween the three cars, and I’m not just talk­ing about the specs!

You’ll be read­ing this ei­ther in one of the last days of 2017 or very early in the New Year, and boy are we all in for an ex­cit­ing 2018 on the Porsche front. Ex­pect a con­certed re­lease of some spe­cial 911 mod­els over the course of the first six months (kicked off by the Car­rera T, above), fol­lowed by the highly an­tic­i­pated re­veal of the eighth-gen­er­a­tion 911 by Septem­ber. Porsche has a dif­fi­cult task here in en­sur­ing the Ne­unelfer stays true to its roots while still re­main­ing rel­e­vant in today’s mar­ket, so we wait with bated breath to see how its story evolves. It’s go­ing to be fas­ci­nat­ing ei­ther way, and you can count on To­tal

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“The long-bon­net cars rep­re­sent the 911 in its purest form”

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