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Porsche 356

(1952 model)

Brief specs of 1952 Porsche 356

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1488 cm3 / 90.8 cu in / 90.8 cu in, 41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 106.0 N·m / 78.2 lb·ft / 78.2 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 140 km/h / 87 mph / 87 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PorscheIssued from1952
Model356Issued 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

Length3850 mm / 151.6 in / 151.6 inTotal (curb) weight765 kg / 1687 lb / 1687 lb
Width1661 mm / 65.4 in / 65.4 inDry weight
Height1302 mm / 51.3 in / 51.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2100 mm / 82.7 in / 82.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1289 mm / 50.7 in / 50.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1251 mm / 49.3 in / 49.3 inWeight distribution (front)44.7 % / 44.7 % / 44.7 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.83  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.61 m2 / 17.3 sq ft / 17.3 sq ft
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 ManufacturerPorscheValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1488 cm3 / 90.8 cu in / 90.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity372.00 cm3/cylinder / 22.701 cu in/cylinder / 22.701 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque106.0 N·m / 78.2 lb·ft / 78.2 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)21.3 kW / 28.5 hp / 28.5 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output27.6 kW/l / 0.605 bhp/cu in / 0.605 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque71.2 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.8
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.38

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)10.60 s / 10.60 s / 10.60 sTop (maximal) speed140 km/h / 87 mph / 87 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)17.00 s / 17.00 s / 17.00 sPower-to-weight ratio71.9 kW/ton / 54.5 bhp/ton / 54.5 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 front2LSBrakes rearLT
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsAHBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Porsche 356

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