Also in 1966, the more powerful 911S model was introduced that raised power to 158 hp
The 1966 911 was essentially no different from the '65s and can only be differentiated by serial numbers.
In mid-1966, however, Porsche did replace the troublesome Solex carbs with new Webers and replaced the U-joints in the half-shafts with constant-velocity joints in the rear.
Also in 1966, the more powerful 911S model was introduced that raised power to 158 hp. Alloy wheels from Fuchs were offered for the first time and shaved 20 lbs from the 911's weight.
In the fall of '66, just about a year after showing it in prototype form, Porsche released the 911 Targa for model year 1967. With its distinctive stainless steel roll bar, it was the world's first ever safety cabriolet.
|911 Coupe||1,559||Total Production||1,559|
|Engine||Size||Carb.||HP||Torque||0 to 60||Quarter mile|
|2.0L Flat-Six||2.0L||IDA||130||128 lb-ft||9.0 sec||-|
|911S 2.0L||2.0L||Weber 40 DS||160||132 lb-ft||8.0 sec||16.5 sec|
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