Porsche Press kit 1966 - landing page
Porsche 912 - 1966 MY (issued April 1965)
English Language version
The Porsche, in its Unique combination of profile, character, and elegance, is an automobile for the connoisseur and expert alike, and it is an open compliment to your way of life.
Porsche's creation bearing the sequential number 356, first introduced at the 1949 Geneva Auto Show, had little in common with the annual model changes practised by automotive industries the world over. The reason For this is that Porsche's policy stresses concentration on mechanical improvement of the basic design rather than a mere repositioning of ornamentation from year to year. This principle of continued refinement and application of experience gained in racing events proved itself all along with excellent results.
Today, Porsche presents the Type 912.
Thorough attention to design detail, paired with invaluable experience gained, led to the creation of a Coupe of such standards that it meets the expectations of Our age to an unequaled degree.It is that invaluable experience, for one, that brings the aspect of dependability so much into evidence.It is, therefore, only natural that Porsche, having gained an enviable reputation in the motoring world in consequence of the many international achievements, continues to follow its long established design principles. Thus, from the first look on, the Type 912 manifests itself as unnmistakably a Porsche.
Thorough attention to design detail, paired with invaluable experience gained, led to the creation of a Coupé of such standards that it meets the expectations of our age to an uniualled degree. It is that invaluable experience, for one, that brings the aspect of dependability so much into evidence. It is, therefore, only natural that Porsche, having gained an enviable reputation in the motoring world in consequence of the many international achievements, continue; to follow its long established desig principles. Thus, from the first look on, the Type 912 manifests itself as unmistakably a Porsche.
Taking a closer look, we will certainly find the 912 irresistibly exciting. Its performance, interior appointments, and driving comfort are of a caliber that the discriminating driver always insisted on having in his machine. In addition, the pleasing design and sheer elegance make this 2/2 Coupe an extraordinary automobile.
Owing to the low beltline and large glass areas, visibility from within is excellent. You will perceive the inherent precision and come to a definite conclusion: This is a Porsche! Quietly flowing lines, clearly designed instruments, hand fitting controls, and the absence of gadgets is here the motto.
This is your car. Feeling relaxed, your reactions are naturally safe. The Porsche willingly submits to your commands. The world famous transmission carries the torque with exactness and you find yourself at speed, driving. The engine's note is honest, no mufflings or noise, only a live and healthy sound. The distances shrink into nothingness, the world moves closer to you.
Sitting in the scientifically formed, amply adjustable seats in the car's center of gravity, it becomes immediately clear that the maker has extensive know-how in the field of fast automobiles: the seating position leaves nothing to be desired, the steering wheel lies well in hand, and the proper angle of the steering column enables the hand to fall almost automatically onto the well positioned, floor mounted gearshift lever.
A look under the front lid reveals a large luggage compartment. Here you will be able to stow away anything you may need enroute a luggage compartment tripled in size in comparison with the previous models should be large enough to satisfy all needs.
The folded rear seat backrests multiply the luggage space by several factors.
In true Porsche tradition, the air cooled, rear mounted and well proven four cylinder engine has been retained, together with the torsion bar springing; however, a newly designed front and rear suspension is utilized.
Since it is an old Porsche concept to always combine the aspect of dependability with that of safety, the 912 has a safety steering column consisting of a double-joint relay shaft; the rack and pinion steering system with two tie rods of equal length adds in the elimination of road shock at the steering wheel. Also, the 912 is provided with a new, ultra-light shifting, ring-synchronized transmission in a choice of either four or five speeds. Hydraulic disc brakes act on all four wheels; the parking brake is of the shoe-and-drum type and is incorporated into the rear wheel discs.