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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1967
Numbers built:29 (All versions)
Internal name:910
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 30, 2018
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Click here to download printer friendly versionThe rate of development at Porsche's motorsport department during the 1960s was relentless. The 904 Carrera GTS evolved almost seamlessly into the 906 Carrera 6 and not much later a third evolution was already in the making. Using a 906, more specifically chassis 906-010, as the basis, the first signs of the new car emerged during the summer of 1966. The first complete car debuted in July and was dubbed the 910 or Carrera 10. The name was perhaps a reference to the 906 chassis it was developed from as the 907, 908 and 909 would come later.

Carried over from the 906 was the spaceframe chassis but with revised suspension geometry to accommodate 13-inch magnesium wheels. These smaller diameter, Formula 1 style wheels allowed for a lower still body. This was also rounder than the 906's and featured a targa roof, so the 'gull-wing' doors of the 906 were abandoned. Also carried over was the fuel-injected, two-litre, flat-six engine, which produced around 220bhp. The first complete Porsche 910 was ready in time for the Trento Brendone Hill-Climb on July 10, 1967.

Hans Herrmann drove the 910 at its debut and finished second behind the 906-010 test mule, piloted by Gerhard Mitter. The first victory was scored at the end of the month by Mitter at the Schauinsland hill-climb. The 910 did not make its road racing debut until the Daytona 24 Hours where the third example built finished fourth overall behind larger engined Ferraris. The factory then fielded two examples at Sebring, which duly finished third and fourth overall, beaten only by the latest seven-litre Fords.

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