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  Porsche 718 RS 60 Spyder
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1960
Internal name:718
Successor:Porsche 718 RS 61 Spyder
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 28, 2007
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Engine
Configuration Type 547/3 B4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium 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 9.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Weber 46 IDM Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 150 bhp / 112 KW @ 7,800 rpm
BHP/Liter 100 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium
Chassis steel tubular spaceframe
Front suspension twin parallel arms, torsion bars, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension unequal length wishbones, coil springs over dampers
Steering worm and nut
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 580 kilo / 1,279 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,200 mm (86.6 in) / 1,290 mm (50.8 in) / 1,250 mm (49.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.26 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1960 Sebring 12 Hours (Hans Herrmann / Olivier Gendebien in 718042)
1960 Targa Florio (Jo Bonnier / Hans Herrmann in 718 041)

Auctions
Past sales

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