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Porsche 356 Carrera 2

(1962 model)

Brief specs of 1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1966 cm3 / 120.0 cu in / 120.0 cu in, 95.4 kW / 127.9 hp / 127.9 hp @ 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm, 161.0 N·m / 118.7 lb·ft / 118.7 lb·ft @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PorscheIssued from1962
Model356 Carrera 2Issued until
Serie356Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPorscheCountryDE

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4013 mm / 158.0 in / 158.0 inTotal (curb) weight1012 kg / 2231 lb / 2231 lb
Width1676 mm / 66.0 in / 66.0 inDry weight
Height1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2100 mm / 82.7 in / 82.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1289 mm / 50.7 in / 50.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity52 l / 11.5 UK gal / 13.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.91  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.39Frontal area (A)1.88 m2 / 20.3 sq ft / 20.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.73 m2 / 7.9 sq ft / 7.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.2 kW / 24.5 hp / 24.5 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerPorscheValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.24
Fuel supply2 So carbsEngine displacement1966 cm3 / 120.0 cu in / 120.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity491.50 cm3/cylinder / 29.993 cu in/cylinder / 29.993 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power95.4 kW / 127.9 hp / 127.9 hp at 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque161.0 N·m / 118.7 lb·ft / 118.7 lb·ft at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)38.2 kW / 51.2 hp / 51.2 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output48.5 kW/l / 1.066 bhp/cu in / 1.066 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque81.9 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.85
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.43

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio126.5 kW/ton / 95.8 bhp/ton / 95.8 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 alignment
Steeringcam & pegSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearIndependent, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front165 x 15Tyres rear165 x 15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Porsche 356 Carrera 2

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