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1956 Porsche 550A RS Spyder Specs

General Specifications

Designers:Erwin Komenda

Engine Specifications

Engine Specifications:Air-Cooled, Aluminum Type 547 Flat-4
Position:Mid, Longitudinal
Valvetrain:DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
Fuel feed:Twin Solex PJJ Carburetors
Displacement:1498 cc / 91.4 cu in
Bore:85 mm / 3.35 in
Stroke:66 mm / 2.6 in
Power:100.7 kw / 135 bhp
Specific output:90.12 bhp per litre
Bhp/Weight:245.45 bhp per tonne

Chassis & body

Body/Frame:Aluminum Body over Steel Ladder-Type 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 Aborbers


Transmission:4-Speed Manual

Car dimensions

Wheelbase:2101 mm / 82.7 in
Front track:1290 mm / 50.8 in
Rear track:1250 mm / 49.2 in
Length:3600 mm / 141.7 in
Width:1540 mm / 60.6 in
Height:1050 mm / 41.3 in

Speed performance

Car top speed:220.5 kph / 137 mph

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