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Porsche 356 A Speedster 1500

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Porsche 356 A Speedster 1500

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, 1488 cm3 / 90.8 cu in / 90.8 cu in, 52.0 kW / 69.7 hp / 69.7 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PorscheIssued from1955
Model356 A Speedster 1500Issued until
Serie356Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPorscheCountryDE

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length3960 mm / 155.9 in / 155.9 inTotal (curb) weight760 kg / 1676 lb / 1676 lb
Width1680 mm / 66.1 in / 66.1 inDry weight
Height1230 mm / 48.4 in / 48.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2110 mm / 83.1 in / 83.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity52 l / 11.4 UK gal / 13.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.88  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.76 m2 / 18.9 sq ft / 18.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.70 m2 / 7.6 sq ft / 7.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.5 kW / 23.4 hp / 23.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) (Boxer, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1488 cm3 / 90.8 cu in / 90.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power52.0 kW / 69.7 hp / 69.7 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)20.8 kW / 27.9 hp / 27.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output35.0 kW/l / 0.768 bhp/cu in / 0.768 bhp/cu in
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) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio93.4 kW/ton / 70.8 bhp/ton / 70.8 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 alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
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 A Speedster 1500

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