Porsche Press kit 1966 - landing page
Porsche 911 - 1966 MY
Issued in November 1965 - USA market
Porsche - Makers of Cars for the Individualist - have now created the bold new PORSCHE "Type 911:'using all their know-how and experience with fast cars. A clean, taut, well-balanced, yet handsome body that makes no concessions to passing fancy "styling" ... this, we thought the best way to clad the "911". Let's put it this way, this completely new 2/2 seater model which takes the place of the two-liter "Carrera" ranks among the best of the "Europeans" and leaves nothing to be desired in performance, equipment, interior, or in the ride. This newcomer shows that there is much creative talent even in the third Porsche generation.
Here is a superior coupe of graceful new proportions which embodies the optimum characteristics and advantages that exacting Porsche drivers have been accustomed to since the introduction of the first Porsche automobile. Let the "Porsche 911" put you in beautiful driving shape ... for today ... and tomorrow.
Handcrafted quality, superior materials and safe driving characteristics -our most important principle of design and construction - again mark the "Porsche 911" whose low-waistline-body features large window areas giving perfect all-round vision. Wide-sweep doors, which lightly self-lock when ajar, facilitate entry and exit both front and rear. Anatomically shaped individual seats will make you realize, even without driving the "911 ", the great importance of proper support in a fast car. Plenty of shoulder room, plenty of leg room up front and plenty of room for luggage under the hood - there can be no question now as to who makes the finest GT Class automobile!
Proper ventilation of the car interior is most important to the comfort and well being of occupants and contributes to driver alertness. For this reason, we have attached particular value to providing a sound system.The interior, for instance, is ventilated by way of outlet slots above the rear window. In the "911" a hot-air system and a separate combustion system form part of the standard equipment!
Completely new is the light but positive-to-shift five-speed transmission which is integral with the axle drive. Locking elements improve the synchronizing action, reducing shifting effort and enabling split-second gear changing.
In trying to get more room up front we gave the "911" a new front-wheel suspension incorporating a lower transverse control arm and longitudinally arranged torsion bar with the shock absorber guiding the upper end. The suspension of the rear wheels is similar to our previous models, by longitudinal control arms which are supported by transverse torsion bars, i.e., each wheel is individually suspended. The "Porsche 911" features a disk brake on each of the four wheels plus an automatic adjusting device for the brake linings.The hand brake is of shoe type and incorporates a separate drum system.
he new rack and pinion steering system arranged in the center of the vehicle- operated by a double-type universal-joint shaft - provides not only extra space, but also contributes considerably to improving interior safety.
The new Porsche is powered by an "oversquare" engine. Three cylinders each are horizontally arranged on the left and right side of the crankcase. Each cylinder is securely linked with the crankcase by means of a heavily finned light-alloy cylinder head. The overhead valves in the cylinder heads are in a Vee arrangement and are actuated by an overhead camshaft and rocker arms. Camshafts and rocker arms are supported in a common housing which is designed to cover three cylinders. Each camshaft is driven by the crankshaft via chain and an intermediate gear wheel. Chains are automatically tensioned. Each cylinder bank feeds from a triple-throat carburetor with appropriate intake pipes. A dry-sump lubrication system is used, and a thermostat- controlled oil cooler insures that the correct oil temperature is maintained. Relief valves control the oil pressure in the lubrication system which, of course, is equipped with a full-flow filter to keep dirt out of the system. The three-phase generator is now housed whithin the crankcase- mounted axial cooling fan which directs, via baffles, cooling air over the engine.
Porsche -The Renowned Car Makers - believe in adhering to their traditional principles of design and construction. Thus, the "911" also has an air-cooled rear-mounted powerplant horizontally opposed, but it is now a compact two-liter six-cylinder engine with an overhead camshaft on each cylinder bank and an eight-bearing crankshaft.To achieve higher output and a freer reving engine (130 DIN HP at 6100 RPM - 130 MPH), it was logical to change from four to six cylinders.