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  Porsche 908K Coupe
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1968
Numbers built:32 (long and short tail)
Successor:Porsche 908/02 Spyder
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 11, 2006
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Engine
Configuration B8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction alloy block and head
Displacement 2,996 cc / 182.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.0 mm (3.3 in) / 66.0 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 10.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Bosch Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 350 bhp / 261 KW @ 8,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 117 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass
Chassis aluminium spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension upper and lower links, radius arms, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) Dunlop ATE ventilated discs
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 600 kilo / 1,323 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,300 mm (90.6 in) / 1,486 mm (58.5 in) / 1,453 mm (57.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.58 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1968 Nurburgring 1000 km (Vic Elford / Jo Siffert in 908-008)
1968 Zeltweg 500 km (Jo Siffert in 908-017 or 908-005)

Auctions
Past sales

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Porsche, Excellence was expected, by Karl Ludvigsen
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  Article Image gallery (59) Chassis (4) Specifications