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  Porsche 908/3
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1970 - 1971
Numbers built:13
Predecessor:Porsche 908/02 Spyder
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:February 28, 2013
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Engine
Configuration B8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 180 kilo / 396.8 lbs
Construction magnesium alloy block, aluminium head
Displacement 2,997 cc / 182.9 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.0 mm (3.3 in) / 66.0 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 10.4:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Bosch Fuel Injection
Ignition Twin Spark
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 360 bhp / 269 KW @ 8,400 rpm
Torque 365 Nm / 269 ft lbs @ 6,600 rpm
BHP/Liter 120 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass panels
Chassis aluminium alloy spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, top links, twin radius arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated and cross drilled discs, all-round
Gearbox Type 910 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 545 kilo / 1,202 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,540 mm (139.4 in) / 1,950 mm (76.8 in) / 675 mm (26.6 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,300 mm (90.6 in) / 1,542 mm (60.7 in) / 1,564 mm (61.6 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.66 bhp / kg
Top Speed 275 km/h (171 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1970 Targa Florio (Jo Siffert / Brian Redman in 908/03-008)
1970 Nurburgring 1000 km (Vic Elford / Kurt Ahrens Jr. in 908/03-008)
1971 Nurburgring 1000 km (Vic Elford / Gerard Larousse in 908/03-008)

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