FE­BRU­ARY 2006 (IS­SUE 143)

911 Porsche World - - Practical Porsche -

My first is­sue in the Ed­i­tor’s seat of 911&PW. The cover evokes mem­o­ries of a freez­ing cold De­cem­ber day, with a wild RS replica, pow­ered by a 3.6-litre 964 en­gine. This was no back­date ei­ther, but more of a pre­date, see­ing as it was based on a 1970 911T shell, with the cor­rect RS arches etc. Aside from get­ting very cold, I do re­call oc­ca­sional mo­ments of fright, when the over­pow­ered rear broke trac­tion on the icy Suf­folk back roads.

Else­where in the packed 148 page is­sue, Keith Seume pon­dered the com­plex­ity of Porsche’s me­chan­i­cal fuel in­jec­tion pump, as he faced up to re­build­ing the one in his 1974 Car­rera 2.7. The con­cluion? That Porsche en­gi­neers clearly do have a sense of hu­mour, but a rather dark one, to con­ceive some­thing so wil­fully com­pli­cated.

In other news, We in­ter­viewed Porsche race leg­end Er­win Kre­mer, while Peter Mor­gan took the then new Cay­man to the old Soli­tude race track in Ger­many. Stay­ing in Ger­many, we also drove Edo Com­pe­ti­tion’s Nür­bur­gring lap record break­ing 996 GT2. From Ger­many to Lux­em­bourg and Johnny Ti­pler paid a visit in homage to the Ra­dio Lux­em­bourg days of his youth.

In the clas­si­fieds, we should al­most cer­tainly have bought the 1988 911 Turbo in Gran­ite Green for £19,995.

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