Excerpt from the motorsport archives: that day in 1966 Car News

The racing success of the Carrera GT (904) led Porsche to use similar ideas to the Carrera 6 (906) for the new Group 4 rules; and after a good start at the 1966 International Constructors’ Championship, he took us for a ride at Hockenheim.

The 906 had a small fiberglass two-seat body atop a tubular chassis, within which was nestled a 2.0-liter flat-six engine developing 210 hp and 145 lb-ft.

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“We set off accompanied by a simply crashing noise, and headed down the ‘straight line’ towards the hairpin at the back of the circuit at what seemed like considerable speed – an impression that was shattered when [racer] Gerhard Mitter said the engine was cold and we would do a warm up lap to start.

“On the return straight, we got back to fifth before slowing down again for the new twisty part of the circuit.

The car was the most interesting here; and we were able to marvel at the skill of a racing driver and the incredible handling of a racing car. We flew through the turns; and as we started to slide, Mitter let the wheel spin between his fingers, catching it just in time so our progress was absolutely smooth as we swung through left-right-left turns.

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