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Porsche 356/1300

(1951 model)

Brief specs of 1951 Porsche 356/1300

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1286 cm3 / 78.5 cu in / 78.5 cu in, 32.8 kW / 44.0 hp / 44.0 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 81.0 N·m / 59.7 lb·ft / 59.7 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PorscheIssued from1951
Model356/1300Issued until
Serie356Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPorscheCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3950 mm / 155.5 in / 155.5 inTotal (curb) weight830 kg / 1830 lb / 1830 lb
Width1661 mm / 65.4 in / 65.4 inDry weight
Height1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2100 mm / 82.7 in / 82.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1290 mm / 50.8 in / 50.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1250 mm / 49.2 in / 49.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.88  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.84 m2 / 19.8 sq ft / 19.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke64.0 mm / 2.52 in / 2.52 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1286 cm3 / 78.5 cu in / 78.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity321.50 cm3/cylinder / 19.619 cu in/cylinder / 19.619 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power32.8 kW / 44.0 hp / 44.0 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque81.0 N·m / 59.7 lb·ft / 59.7 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)13.1 kW / 17.6 hp / 17.6 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output25.5 kW/l / 0.561 bhp/cu in / 0.561 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque63.0 N·m/l / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio53.0 kW/ton / 40.2 bhp/ton / 40.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationrearEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearLive axle, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Porsche 356/1300

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