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Porsche 906E – BP – World Record Scale - 1:18

The Porsche 906 (also known as Carrera 6) was a development over the Porsche 904 and was done under the supervision of Ferdinand Porsche’s grandson, Ferdinand Piëch. By taking out as much metal as possible from the original 904 and replacing it with maximum fibreglass, there was a reduction in weight by over half a ton. Nearly 50 were produced as street legal racing car.

It was 1967 and after the racing season was over, a young Swiss, Hans Heinrich SteinemannIn (who was working for Porsche Switzerland) was sitting with his friend Charles Voegele sipping beer and felt that they should do something unique i.e. create few World Records. So after working on various possibilities including the right track, it was decided that Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Italy would be ideal track for such a record attempt. After discussing further with BP (British Petroleum) who agreed to sponsor the race, all was set. 

First several trials were conducted and finally on Sunday 29th October 1967, this car, a Porsche 906E with a 2000 cc engine and driven by four seasoned drivers (Steinemann and Voegele, Jo Siffert and Dieter Spoerry) broke six world records,
- 1000 km at an average speed of 226.252 km/hr
- 3 hours at an average speed of 226.687 km/hr
- 6 hours at an average speed of 225.256 km/hr

the above three records were broken within the first 10 hours and then the following three,
- 12 hours at an average speed of 214.564 km/hr
- 1000 miles at an average speed of 225.633 km/hr
- 2000 km at an average speed of 216.687 km/hr

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Highlights
- Premium collectible
- Licensed product
- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic
- Opening bonnet, boot and doors
- Only 360 pieces created
Specifications
Brand Porsche
Period 1947-1970
Year 1967
Model Origin Germany
Scale 1:18
Box Dimension (in inches) 11.5 x 3.5 x 6
Color Red
Make Minichamps
Theme Racing - F1 / GP
Material Metal

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