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  Porsche 356 1500 Coupe
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1952 - 1955
Numbers built:7627 (all engines)
Designed by:Erwin Komenda
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 21, 2008
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Engine
Configuration B4
Location Rear, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 1,488 cc / 90.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 80.0 mm (3.1 in) / 74.0 mm (2.9 in)
Compression 7.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 Solex 32 PBI Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 55 bhp / 41 KW @ 4,400 rpm
Torque 106 Nm / 78 ft lbs @ 3,200 rpm
BHP/Liter 37 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium 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 785 kilo / 1,731 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,874 mm (152.5 in) / 1,657 mm (65.2 in) / 1,302 mm (51.3 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 0.07 bhp / kg
Top Speed 170 km/h (106 mph)
0-60 mph 15.8 s

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