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  Porsche 356 Coupe
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1950 - 1954
Numbers built:7627 (all engines)
Designed by:Erwin Komenda
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 20, 2009
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Engine
Configuration B4
Location Rear, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 1,086 cc / 66.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 73.5 mm (2.9 in) / 64.0 mm (2.5 in)
Compression 6.2:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 Solex 32 PBI Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 40 bhp / 30 KW @ 4,000 rpm
Torque 70 Nm / 52 ft lbs @ 3,300 rpm
BHP/Liter 37 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis steel body on steel platform frame
Front suspension independent, transverse torsion bar, telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspension independent, swing axles, transverse torsion bar, telescopic shock absorbers
Steering worm-and-nut
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 770 kilo / 1,698 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,850 mm (151.6 in) / 1,660 mm (65.4 in) / 1,300 mm (51.2 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,100 mm (82.7 in) / 1,290 mm (50.8 in) / 1,250 mm (49.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.05 bhp / kg

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