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If you’re an avid car nut like me, you must have probably gotten through high school with a poster of a Porsche 930 Turbo hanging somewhere in your bedroom. Or you could have had an advertising page of a Porsche 911 Carrera adorning the cover of your high school or college textbook. Or you saved part of your allowance to buy a T-shirt with the Porsche crest emblazoned proudly on the chest. Or you spent your meager savings on a 1:18 scale Porsche 911 model car or at the very least, a Tomica 1:64 scale Porsche 911 Turbo die cast toy car.

If you did at least one of these things, then read on.

In this issue, we take a close look at the updated version of the Porsche 911 Carrera S, which is internally known as the 991.2. The Version 2 of Porsche’s current 911 model might be larger, more luxurious, and full of electronic driver’s aids than the air-cooled 911s that got many youngsters dreaming about Porsches in the first place, but it still possesses the tantalizing teardrop shape, rear-engine/rear-drive layout, and sporty dynamic principles that Butzi Porsche and his son Ferry inscribed in the very first Porsche 911, the Type 901.

We also take a look at the concise history of the 911 and the story behind the iconic Porsche crest. Our photographer, Keith Dador, captured the 911 Carrera S amidst its familial settings inside the PGA Porsche showroom and service center, and produced stunning pictures that makes the 911 look even more attractive.

We’d like to warn you, though, that looking at Keith’s photos and reading about the 911 Carrera S might induce pangs of lust and an unbearable desire to own one. If you have twelve and half million pesos burning a hole in your pocket, we envy you. You can just go to the PGA Porsche showroom and choose the color of your new Porsche 911 Carrera S. Ten and a half million can get you the base 911 Carrera.

If, like me, you don’t have the funds yet, don’t fret. You can enjoy reading this magazine and perhaps, win the lottery, or come into an inheritance that will give you an unexpected financial windfall, or close a very large account that can give you a sizeable profit, or start a business that will grow exponentially in a short time and leave you with tons of disposable income. When you do get the funds, you know what to get and where to get it.

So, sit back and relax. We hope that you do enjoy this issue of Power Wheels magazine!

Lester Dizon

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