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  Porsche 550 RS Spyder
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1954 - 1955
Numbers built:78
Designed by:Erwin Komenda
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 12, 2005
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Engine
Configuration Type 547 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 9.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Solex PJJ Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 110 bhp / 82 KW @ 6,200 rpm
Torque 120 Nm / 89 ft lbs @ 5,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 73 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium panels
Chassis steel tubular ladder frame
Front suspension twin parallel arms, transverse torsion bars
Rear suspension swing axles, torsion bars, double-acting telescopic shock absorbers
Steering worm-and-nut
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 612 kilo / 1,349 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,600 mm (141.7 in) / 1,540 mm (60.6 in) / 1,050 mm (41.3 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,101 mm (82.7 in) / 1,290 mm (50.8 in) / 1,250 mm (49.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.18 bhp / kg
Top Speed 220 km/h (137 mph)

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  • Porsche, Excellence was expected, by Karl Ludvigsen
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