Friday, 17 December 2010

Porsche 906

The 906 was Porsche's last road-legal race car. With its tubular spaceframe and fibreglass body it weighed just 580kg, and most of the fifty cars produced were fitted with the lightweight 220bhp 901/20 carbed flat-six (although it wasn't uncommon for hillclimbers to fit fuel-injected sixes or even flat-eights). Its slippery, gorgeous wind tunnel-tested body allowed it to scythe through the air at 170mph at Le Mans. Imagine this featherweight racer pulling up next to you at the lights...

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