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
911 to supply you with all the cutting-edge news and most in-depth reviews from anywhere on the newsstand or otherwise.
“The long-bonnet cars represent the 911 in its purest form”