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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1959
Numbers built:4
Internal name:718
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 20, 2008
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Engine
Configuration Type 547/2 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 9.8:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Weber Carburettors
Ignition Twin Spark
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 133 bhp / 99 KW @ 7,200 rpm
Torque 145 Nm / 107 ft lbs @ 5,900 rpm
BHP/Liter 89 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 drums, all-round
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 570 kilo / 1,257 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 0.23 bhp / kg

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Porsche, Excellence was expected, by Karl Ludvigsen
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  Article Image gallery (15) 718-027 Specifications