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  Porsche 908/02 Spyder
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1969
Numbers built:28
Predecessor:Porsche 908K Coupe
Successor:Porsche 908/3
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 24, 2014
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Engine
Configuration B8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction alloy block and head
Displacement 2,996 cc / 182.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.0 mm (3.3 in) / 66.0 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 10.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Bosch Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 350 bhp / 261 KW @ 8,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 117 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass
Chassis aluminium spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, top links, twin radius arms, coil springs over hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) Dunlop ATE discs
Gearbox Type 916 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 600 kilo / 1,323 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,320 mm (170.1 in) / 1,830 mm (72 in) / 1,020 mm (40.2 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,300 mm (90.6 in) / 1,486 mm (58.5 in) / 1,453 mm (57.2 in)
Fuel tank 120 Litre (31.7 Gallon US / 26.4 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 9 x 15 / 12 x 15

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.58 bhp / kg
Weight distribution 37% front / 63% rear

Race history
Major wins
1969 Brands Hatch 1000 km (Jo Siffert / Brian Redman in 908/02-011)
1969 Targa Florio (Gerhard Mitter / Udo Schutz in 908/02-014)
1969 Nurburgring 1000 km (Brian Redman / Jo Siffert in 908/02-006)
1969 Watkins Glen 6 Hours (Jo Siffert / Brian Redman in 908/02-018)
1970 Can-Am Road Atlanta (Tony Dean in 908/02-011)

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