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  Porsche 356A Speedster
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1955 - 1959
Numbers built:4854
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration B4
Location Rear, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 1,582 cc / 96.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 82.5 mm (3.2 in) / 74.0 mm (2.9 in)
Compression 7.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 Solex 32 PBJ Carburettor
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 60 bhp / 45 KW @ 4,500 rpm
Torque 106 Nm / 78 ft lbs @ 3,200 rpm
BHP/Liter 38 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis unitary steel
Front suspension independent, transverse torsion bar, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension independent, swing axles, transverse torsion bar, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering worm-and-nut
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox Type 644 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 760 kilo / 1,676 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,950 mm (155.5 in) / 1,670 mm (65.7 in) / 1,220 mm (48 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,100 mm (82.7 in) / 1,306 mm (51.4 in) / 1,272 mm (50.1 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.08 bhp / kg
Top Speed 160 km/h (99 mph)
0-60 mph 15.3 s

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  • Porsche, Excellence was expected, by Karl Ludvigsen
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