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’55 Porsche Speedster

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55 Porsche Speedster

General specifications
Country of origin Germany
Chassis number 550-04 / 550-015 / 550-0030
Numbers built 78
Produced from 1954 – 1955
Body design Erwin Komenda
Engine
Configuration Type 547 B 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 1.498 liter / 91.4 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.0 mm (3.3 in) / 66.0 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 9.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Solex PJJ Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Drivetrain
Chassis/body aluminium body on tubular steel ladder frame
Front suspension twin parallel arms, transverse torsion bars
Rear suspension swing axles, torsion bars, double-acting telescopic shock absorbers
Steering worm and nut
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive
Dimensions
Weight 612 kilo / 1349.2 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3600 mm (141.7 in) / 1540 mm (60.6 in) / 1050 mm (41.3 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2101 mm (82.7 in) / 1290 mm (50.8 in) / 1250 mm (49.2 in)
Performance figures
Power 110 bhp / 82 KW @ 6200 rpm
Torque 120 Nm / 89 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
BHP/Liter 73 bhp / liter
Power to weight 0.18 bhp / kg
Top Speed 220 km/h / 137 mph
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Written by sorrentolens

March 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm

3 Responses

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  1. Finally, one we both agree on.

    toad

    March 8, 2010 at 9:59 pm

  2. I need to make the kind of money you make so that I can drive the kind of cars you drive.

    blueheronbobcat

    March 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm

  3. Ah Porsche, there are few that make me really swoon, this one did it to me.

    lauracee

    May 18, 2010 at 8:27 pm


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