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Porsche 356 1500 GS Carrera

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 Porsche 356 1500 GS Carrera

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1498 cm3 / 91.4 cu in / 91.4 cu in, 82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp @ 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm, 133.0 N·m / 98.1 lb·ft / 98.1 lb·ft @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 201 km/h / 125 mph / 125 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PorscheIssued from1954
Model356 1500 GS CarreraIssued 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) weight780 kg / 1720 lb / 1720 lb
Width1676 mm / 66.0 in / 66.0 inDry weight
Height1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2100 mm / 82.7 in / 82.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1308 mm / 51.5 in / 51.5 inTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.5 UK gal / 21.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.88  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.84 m2 / 19.9 sq ft / 19.9 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 ManufacturerPorscheValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke66.0 mm / 2.60 in / 2.60 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.29
Fuel supply2 We carbsEngine displacement1498 cm3 / 91.4 cu in / 91.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity374.50 cm3/cylinder / 22.853 cu in/cylinder / 22.853 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp at 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque133.0 N·m / 98.1 lb·ft / 98.1 lb·ft at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)32.8 kW / 44.0 hp / 44.0 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output54.7 kW/l / 1.203 bhp/cu in / 1.203 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque88.8 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.3

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed201 km/h / 125 mph / 125 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio141.0 kW/ton / 106.9 bhp/ton / 106.9 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 rearIndependent, 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 1500 GS Carrera

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