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All-wheel-drive has been a part of the 911’s repertoire since the 964 of 1988. Total 911 explains how the first AWD system worked. Four-wheel-drive has been with the 911 for over 30 years now, but the idea was tested by Ferdinand Porsche in the 1947 Type 360/Cisitalia. That used an all-wheel-drivetrain to meter the power from a supercharged 12-cylinder engine, but the idea had been set in motion from the off.
When Leigh Parker set out to build a homage to his Nineties Mk2 project, the right donor bodyshell couldn’t have been further from his doorstep. Words: Alex Grant. Photos: Ben Hosking. TAKE TWO Mk2 GOLF 1.8T & G60 Early Typ19 with blown G60 or late-spec with multi-valve 1.8T? There are countless personal reasons why it can happen, but some cars just get under your skin, and parting company can leave a void that ultimately only one machine can fill.