Next game: Endurance!

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The legendary 910 was the first ever endurance race car Porsche developed. The German sports car manufacturer managed to succeed once again with the lightweight 910, the next sequence in the line of 906.

Porsche 910-13

During the two years of production, between 1966 and 1968, the car was raced in the World Sportscar Championship and FIA European Hill Climb Championship. The factory name was 906/10, hence the new sequence name 910, others called the winning race car Carrera 10 – many names for one hell of a car.

Contrary to the 906, which was not only produced to race but to be sold to customers with a total sell off over 50 cars, the 910 was the successor in the motorsport world and strictly produced for the track. In total, there were only 35 cars produced, none of which were road legal.

The main differences between the 910 and 906 were in weight and length, as the 910 was lighter and shorter. The 910 managed to keep its weight way below 600kg, one time bringing only 450kg on the scale in Sebring. Further differences are the use of 13 inch wheels & tyres and a central nut instead of five nuts as to be found in a road car, leaving the car unsuitable for street use, but to improvement during the pit stops. The main visual difference would be the headlights which were chosen as a dual layout per side and now seem to be the quickest way to identify the 910.

Porsche 910-6

The 13 inch wheels with 5 spokes were produced in magnesium, a new introduction to Porsche race cars.

The engine varied between six- and eight-cylinders, with about 2.2 litre cubic capacity the car managed to succeed top speeds of up to 270 horse power.

One of its main achievements was winning the 1000km race of Nürburgring, which Porsche desperately tried to take home since the 50’s.

Porsche 910-10

Yours, 

Laura Kukuk

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