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Porsche 906 E Carrera 6 – Specifications & Performance

Technical Specifications

Porsche 906 E Specifications

The technology in racing during the mid 60s was shifting from carburetors to fuel injection. Porsche began experimenting and after a lot of development had developed a competitive system. The Bosch injection system proved to be the most reliable and produced the best results. Though the performance did not increase, it did provide superior throttle response over the Weber carburetors, and it was easier to tune. To compliment the new engine, a new body was created which reduced drag levels. Porsche dubbed the resulting car, with its new engine and body work, the 906E, with the ‘E’ representing ‘Einspritzung, or injection.

type Racing Car
released at
1966 24 Hours of Daytona
built at Germany
production 54
engine 901/20 B6
Mid, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material
Magnesium Alloy
SOHC, 3 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed
Bosch Fuel Injection
1991 cc / 121.50 in³
bore 80 mm / 3.1 in
stroke 66 mm / 2.6 in
compression 10.3:1
164.1 kw / 220 bhp @ 8100 rpm
specific output
110.5 bhp per litre
356.56 bhp per tonne
196 nm / 144.6 ft lbs @ 6000 rpm
body / frame
Fiberglass Body over Steel Spaceframe
driven wheels RWD
ZF Rack & Pinion
f suspension
Wishbones w/Coil Springs
r suspension
Wishbones w/Coil Springs
curb weight
617 kg / 1360 lbs
2300 mm / 90.6 in
front track
1338 mm / 52.7 in
rear track
1402 mm / 55.2 in
4113 mm / 161.9 in
1680 mm / 66.1 in
980 mm / 38.6 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
top speed
~273.53 kph / 170 mph