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Porsche 356C

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Porsche 356C

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1582 cm3 / 96.5 cu in / 96.5 cu in, 55.2 kW / 74.0 hp / 74.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 117.0 N·m / 86.3 lb·ft / 86.3 lb·ft @ 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 172 km/h / 107 mph / 107 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PorscheIssued from1963
Model356CIssued 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

Length4013 mm / 158.0 in / 158.0 inTotal (curb) weight934 kg / 2059 lb / 2059 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 frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.91  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.34Frontal area (A)1.88 m2 / 20.3 sq ft / 20.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.64 m2 / 6.9 sq ft / 6.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.9 kW / 21.3 hp / 21.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerPorscheValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supply2 So carbsEngine displacement1582 cm3 / 96.5 cu in / 96.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity395.50 cm3/cylinder / 24.135 cu in/cylinder / 24.135 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power55.2 kW / 74.0 hp / 74.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque117.0 N·m / 86.3 lb·ft / 86.3 lb·ft at 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)30.6 kW / 41.0 hp / 41.0 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output34.9 kW/l / 0.767 bhp/cu in / 0.767 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque74.0 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed172 km/h / 107 mph / 107 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)13.50 s / 13.50 s / 13.50 sPower-to-weight ratio79.2 kW/ton / 60.0 bhp/ton / 60.0 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearIndependent, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Porsche 356C

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