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1953 Porsche 550 Coupe Specs

General Specifications

Key drivers:Helm Glöckler, Hans Herrmann, Paul Frère

Engine Specifications

Engine Specifications:Boxer-4
Position:Mid, Longitudinal
Valvetrain:OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
Fuel feed:2 Solex Carburetors
Displacement:1488 cc / 90.8 cu in
Bore:84 mm / 3.31 in
Stroke:74 mm / 2.91 in
Power:58.2 kw / 78 bhp
Specific output:52.42 bhp per litre
Bhp/Weight:141.82 bhp per tonne

Chassis & body

Body/Frame:Aluminum Body over Steel Tube Frame
Driven wheels:RWD
Front brakes:Drums
Rear brakes:Drums
Steering:Worm & Nut
Front suspension:Twin Paralel Arms w/Transverse Torsion Bars
Rear suspension:Swing Axles w/Torsion Bars, Telescopic Shock Absorbers


Transmission:4-Speed Manual

Car dimensions

Weight:550 kg / 1213 lbs
Wheelbase:2101 mm / 82.7 in
Front track:1290 mm / 50.8 in
Rear track:1250 mm / 49.2 in

Speed performance

Car top speed:199.6 kph / 124 mph

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