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  Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 GS
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1955 - 1958
Numbers built:447
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration 547/1 Straight 4
Location Rear, longitudinally mounted
Construction light alloy block and head
Displacement 1,498 cc / 91.4 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.0 mm (3.3 in) / 66.0 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 9.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Solex 40 PJJ-4 Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 110 bhp / 82 KW @ 6,400 rpm
Torque 124 Nm / 91 ft lbs @ 5,200 rpm
BHP/Liter 73 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 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 860 kilo / 1,896 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,950 mm (155.5 in) / 1,670 mm (65.7 in) / 1,310 mm (51.6 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,100 mm (82.7 in) / 1,310 mm (51.6 in) / 1,270 mm (50 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.13 bhp / kg
Top Speed 190 km/h (118 mph)
0-60 mph 10.5 s

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Porsche, Excellence was expected, by Karl Ludvigsen
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