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  Porsche 550 Coupe
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1953
Numbers built:2 (550-01 and 550-02)
Internal name:550
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 29, 2012
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Engine
Configuration Type 528 B4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 1,488 cc / 90.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 84.0 mm (3.3 in) / 74.0 mm (2.9 in)
Compression 9.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 Solex Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 78 bhp / 58 KW
BHP/Liter 52 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium panels
Chassis steel tubular ladder frame
Front suspension twin parallel arms, transverse torsion bars
Rear suspension swing axles, torsion bars, double-acting telescopic shock absorbers
Steering worm-and-nut
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 550 kilo / 1,213 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,101 mm (82.7 in) / 1,290 mm (50.8 in) / 1,250 mm (49.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.14 bhp / kg
Top Speed 200 km/h (124 mph)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Porsche, Excellence was expected, by Karl Ludvigsen
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  Article Image gallery (19) 550-01 Specifications