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Porsche 356

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Porsche 356

2-door 2-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1130 cm3 / 69.0 cu in / 69.0 cu in, 29.0 kW / 38.9 hp / 38.9 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PorscheIssued from1955
Model356Issued until
Serie356Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPorscheCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3480 l / 122.90 cu ft / 122.90 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3870 mm / 152.4 in / 152.4 inTotal (curb) weight780 kg / 1720 lb / 1720 lb
Width1660 mm / 65.4 in / 65.4 inDry weight
Height1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2110 mm / 83.1 in / 83.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity79 l / 17.4 UK gal / 20.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.83  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.83 m2 / 19.7 sq ft / 19.7 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 Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1130 cm3 / 69.0 cu in / 69.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power29.0 kW / 38.9 hp / 38.9 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)11.6 kW / 15.6 hp / 15.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output25.7 kW/l / 0.564 bhp/cu in / 0.564 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio50.0 kW/ton / 37.9 bhp/ton / 37.9 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 frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Porsche 356

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