The Three Toughest Races in the World

Check the results of the three toughest races in the world. You’ll learn a lot about Porsche.

1. Sebring, 1966. In a race so rugged that only 30 of the 64 starters finished, Porsche’s Carrera 6 was 1st in its class in this 12-hour classic and 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th overall against far bigger cars.

2. Targa Florio, 1966. Porsche’s Carrera 6 took 1st, 3rd and 5th overall in “the world’s most punishing race.” Only 13 of 70 starters completed this race through winding Sicilian mountain roads.

3. Le Mans, 1966. Porsche’s Carrera 6 surpassed every car in its class; finished 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th overall, beating many cars with engines three times as large.

We enter races like these not for publicity but to prove out the advanced engineering that makes the Porsche you drive one of the best-handling cars ever built for everyday use. Porsche spent years developing a great competition car so you could have fun driving it to work.

Three versions for gran turismo connoisseurs; Porsche 912 with 4-cylinder, 102-hp engine, about $4790. Porsche 911 with new 6-cylinder, 148-hp engine, 4- or 5-speed gearbox, about $5990. Porsche 911S with 5-speed gearbox and Carrera 6-inspired 180-hp engine, about $6990. All prices East Coast POE. For name of dealer, brochure or overseas delivery data, write Porsche of America Corporation, 107 Tryon Avenue West, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666, Dept. 101.

One response to “The Three Toughest Races in the World”

  1. peter says:

    I still think La Carrera Panamericana is one of the most dangerous races. They stooped doing it because people kept flying off the mountains.

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