Thursday, January 9, 2020

1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6

The Porsche 906 or Carrera 6 was the last street-legal racing car from Porsche. It was announced in January 1966 and 50 examples were produced, meeting the homologation requirements of the FIA's new Group 4 Sports Car category.

The 1966 Porsche 906 was powered by a 1991cc flat 6. The engine regularly fitted was the 901/20 lightweight racing engine with 220 hp and carburetors.
Some examples that were raced by the factory team received fuel-injected or 8-cylinder engines.
At the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 906 placed 4-5-6-7 behind three Ford GT40 Mk IIs, outlasting all of the previously dominant V12-engined Ferrari Ps.
A 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6 appeared for auction in 2017. It made $2m.