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  Porsche 356/1 Roadster
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1948
Numbers built:one-off
Designed by:Erwin Komenda
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 16, 2008
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Engine
Configuration B4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 1,131 cc / 69 cu in
Bore / Stroke 75.0 mm (3 in) / 64.0 mm (2.5 in)
Compression 7.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 40 bhp / 30 KW
BHP/Liter 35 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on steel tubular spaceframe
Front suspension independent, twin trailing arms, transverse torsion bar, telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspension swing axles, leading arms, transverse torsion bar, telescopic shock absorbers
Steering worm-and-nut
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 595 kilo / 1,312 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,899 mm (153.5 in) / 1,750 mm (68.9 in) / 1,010 mm (39.8 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.07 bhp / kg

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