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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1958 - 1959
Numbers built:37
Internal name:718
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 27, 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
Ignition Twin Spark
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 142 bhp / 106 KW @ 7,500 rpm
Torque 146 Nm / 108 ft lbs @ 6,300 rpm
BHP/Liter 95 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium
Chassis steel tubular spaceframe
Front suspension twin parallel arms, torsion bars, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension swing-axles, Watt-linkage, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers
Steering worm-and-nut
Brakes (fr/r) drums
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 576 kilo / 1,270 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,098 mm (82.6 in) / 1,290 mm (50.8 in) / 1,250 mm (49.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.25 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1959 Daytona 1000 km (Roberto Meires / Anton von Dory in 718-004)
1959 Targa Florio (Edgar Barth / Wolfgang Seidel)

Auctions
Past sales

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Porsche, Excellence was expected, by Karl Ludvigsen
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  Article Image gallery (26) 718-019 Specifications