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  Porsche 356 SL Coupe
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1951
Numbers built:7
Designed by:Erwin Komenda
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 21, 2008
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Engine
Configuration B4
Location Rear, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 1,086 cc / 66.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 73.5 mm (2.9 in) / 64.0 mm (2.5 in)
Compression 7.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 Solex 32 PBI Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 46 bhp / 34 KW
BHP/Liter 42 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 635 kilo / 1,400 lbs
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 162 km/h (101 mph)

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