Overview of the 1967 Porsche 910

The 1967 Porsche 910 was a purpose-built racing car. It was designed specifically for use in international endurance racing. It is also one of the most recognizable Porsches of the era.

Cargister takes a closer look at the history, technical specs, and performance of the 1967 Porsche 910.

History of the 1967 Porsche 910

The Porsche 910 was a production sports car produced by Porsche between 1966 and 1967. The company made 28 or 29 units before moving on to the Porsche 907.

The 910 was based on the Porsche 906, which was a street-legal racing car produced in 1966. The 910 was given the factory name of 906/10, as it was the next sequence in the Porsche 906 line. Yet, the 910 was not a street-legal vehicle. It was made specifically for racing. It includes smaller wheels with a 13-inch diameter, as with the wheels used in Formula One cars at the time.

The 910 also featured center-lock wheels, which include a single central nut instead of five to six nuts for bolting the wheels to the wheel hubs. Using a central nut allowed for faster tire changes during races. Instead of unbolting and bolting up to six lug nuts, the team only needed to deal with a single nut.

Porsche 910 Technical Specs

The Porsche 910 featured a 5-speed transmission with rear-wheel drive. It was powered by one of two engines. The six-cylinder version included a 2.0 liter horizontally-opposed air-cooled engine that was previously used in the Porsche 901. The eight-cylinder version was a 2.2 liter horizontally opposed engine found in the Porsche 771.

The six-cylinder version could produce 220 horsepower and 8000 RPM. The eight-cylinder version produced 270 horsepower and 8600 RPM.

The 910 was slightly shorter and narrower compared to the 906. It had a length of 161.4 inches, a width of 67.3 inches, and a height of 38.6 inches. The wheelbase measured 90.6 inches.

How Did the 1967 Porsche 910 Perform?

The Porsche 910 offered superior performance to the 906 that it was based on. The 910 was more aerodynamic and included smaller diameter wheels.

The Porsche 910 was intended for endurance racing and performed well in long-distance events. Porsche entered the 910 in the European Hillclimb Championship of 1966 where it won first place. Private racing groups continued to race the Porsche 910 for several years, but it was soon surpassed by newer models.

The main competitor to the 1967 Porsche 910 was the Ferrari Dino 206 P. The Dino weighed about 586 kilograms and had a top speed of close to 170 mph. The Porsche 910 weighed 575 kilograms and had a top speed of 165 mph on a track.

Porsche also raced the 910 with several different engines, including six-cylinder and eight-cylinder versions. The six-cylinder versions took home first, second, and third place in the 1967 1000km Nürburgring race.

By the time of the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans race, Porsche had already introduced the 907. The 907 finished in fifth place at the event while the 910-model finished in sixth place.

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