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Porsche 910
Porsche
aka Porsche 910
Production produced from 1966 to 1967
28 total units made
Class Sports Car
[FIA Sports Prototype, Group 6]
Body Style Coupe and Spyder
Length 4100 mm ( 161.4 in )
Width 1710 mm ( 67.3 in )
Height 980 mm ( 38.6 in )
Wheelbase 2300 mm ( 90.6 in )
Weight 575 kg minimum ( 1270 lb minimum )
Transmission 5 speed synchronized (Porsche 901), Rear wheel drive, longitudinal mid-engine
Engine (1) 2.0 liter six-cylinder horizontally opposed air-cooled (Porsche 901)
(2) 2.2 liter eight-cylinder horizontally opposed air-cooled (Porsche 771)
Power (1) 220 HP (164 kW) @ 8000 RPM
(2) 270 HP (201 kW) @ 8600 RPM
Similar Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
Dino 206 GT
Chevron B4
Alfa Romeo 33
Designer Porsche Experimental Department
Under the leadership of
Ferdinand Piëch and Helmut Bott

The Porsche 910 or Carrera 10 was a race car from Porsche, based upon the Porsche 906. 29 were produced and entered in 1966 and 1967. The factory name for the 910 was the 906/10. The 910 was considered the next sequence in the 906 line.

History Edit

The main difference to the original 906 is the use of 13 inch wheels and tyres as in F1, plus a single central nut instead of the 5 nuts as in a road car. This made the car unsuitable for street use, but it saved time in pitstops. Overall, the 910 was lighter and shorter than the 906.

The Porsche 910 was entered in mid 1966, starting with the 1966 European Hill Climb Championship from Sierre to Crans-Montana in Switzerland. Engines used were either the 2000 cc 6-cylinder with 200 hp (150 kW) or the 2200 cc 8-cylinder with up to 270 hp (201 kW). The Porsche 910 is 4113 mm long, 1680 mm wide and only 980 mm high.

Racing history Edit

Porsche 910 "Bergspyder" on static display in the Porsche Automuseum Helmut Pfeifhofer in Gmünd.

The 910 was only raced for about one year by the factory. The main class rivals were the Ferrari Dino 206P, overall victories on fast tracks against the much more powerful and faster Ford GT40 for example, or another class competitor Ferrari Prototypesproved unrealistic.

At the 1000 km Nürburgring in 1967, a fleet of 6 factory cars were entered in an attempt to score the first overall win in Porsche's home event. Two of the three 8-cyl broke, and the remaining one finished 4th. The three 6-cyl won 1-2-3, though, giving Porsche its first outright win in a third major event of the World Sportscar Championship for Porsche, after the 1956 Targa Florio and the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1960.

In Le Mans, the new Porsche 907 "long tails" were already entered, finishing 5th in front of a 910 and two 906.

In hillclimbing, the career of the short and light open-top 910 "Bergspyder" version with its 8-cylinder continued, winning the 1967 and 1968 European championships. At the hillclimb of Ollon-Villars, which counted towards the World Sportscar Championship in 1967, the 910 even scored a 1-2, with Gerhard Mitter and Rolf Stommelen beating Herbert Müller and his big V12-Ferrari P.

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