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Porsche 356 A

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Porsche 356 A

2-door 2-seater coupé, 4-cylinder flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, 1588 cm3 / 96.9 cu in / 96.9 cu in, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 177 km/h / 110 mph / 110 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PorscheIssued from1959
Model356 AIssued until
Serie356Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPorscheCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3970 mm / 156.3 in / 156.3 inTotal (curb) weight820 kg / 1808 lb / 1808 lb
Width1670 mm / 65.7 in / 65.7 inDry weight
Height1320 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2110 mm / 83.1 in / 83.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity52 l / 11.4 UK gal / 13.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.88  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.87 m2 / 20.2 sq ft / 20.2 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) (Boxer, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
FuelStroke74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1588 cm3 / 96.9 cu in / 96.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity395.58 cm3/cylinder / 24.140 cu in/cylinder / 24.140 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)20.1 kW / 26.9 hp / 26.9 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed177 km/h / 110 mph / 110 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)13.50 s / 13.50 s / 13.50 sPower-to-weight ratio
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 A

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