Porsche 906 Carrera 6 

  • built in Germany
  • 1966
  • 217 HP 2.0L
  • 167 mph
 

Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche 906 Carrera 6

Top speed

906 Carrera 6
167 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Porsche 906 Carrera 6

Number built

906 Carrera 6
54 cars
Veyron
300 cars
Veneno
4 cars

Horsepower

906 Carrera 6
217 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Type of car Race car
Year 1966
Highest auction price $329k, January 1999
Number built 54 cars

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,485 lb
Width 66.1 in
Height 38.6 in
Length 161.9 in
Front track width 52.7 in
Wheelbase 90.6 in

road tests

Top speed 167 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.84 lb/hp
Maximum hp 217 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 152 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,000 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.1 in / 2.6 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 3 valves
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