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Porsche 356 A 1300 S Speedster (1956 – 1957) – Specifications & Performance

1956 – 1957 Porsche 356A/1300 Super Speedster Technical Specifications

WHAT BODY STYLE? 2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
HOW LONG? 3950 mm
HOW HEAVY? 850 kg
WHAT SIZE ENGINE? 1.3 litre, 1290 cm3
HOW MANY CYLINDERS? 4, Flat
HOW MUCH POWER? 43.6 PS / 43 bhp / 32.1 kW @ 4200 rpm
HOW MUCH TORQUE? 81 Nm / 60 ft.lb / 8.3 kgm @ 2800 rpm
HOW FAST? 145 km/h, 90 mph
BODYWORK
BODY TYPE 2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
NUMBER OF DOORS 2
DESIGNER
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS
WHEELBASE 2100 mm / 82.7 inches
TRACK/TREAD (FRONT) 1306 mm / 51.4 inches
TRACK/TREAD (REAR) 1272 mm / 50.1 inches
LENGTH 3950 mm / 155.5 inches
WIDTH 1670 mm / 65.7 inches
HEIGHT 1310 mm / 51.6 inches
GROUND CLEARANCE
LENGTH:WHEELBASE RATIO
KERB WEIGHT 850 kg / 1874 lb
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 52 litres
AERODYNAMICS
DRAG COEFFICIENT
FRONTAL AREA
CDA
ENGINE
ENGINE TYPE naturally aspirated petrol
ENGINE MANUFACTURER Porsche
ENGINE CODE 506/2
CYLINDERS Flat 4
CAPACITY 1.3 litre, 1290 cc, (78.721 cu in)
BORE × STROKE 74.5 × 74 mm, 2.93 × 2.91 in
BORE/STROKE RATIO 1.01
VALVE GEAR overhead valve (OHV), 2 valves per cylinder, 8 valves in total
MAXIMUM POWER OUTPUT 43.6 PS (44 bhp) (32.1 kW) / at 4200 rpm
SPECIFIC OUTPUT 33.3 bhp/litre / 0.55 bhp/cu in
MAXIMUM TORQUE 81 Nm (60 ft·lb) (8.3 kgm) at 2800 rpm
SPECIFIC TORQUE 62.79 Nm/litre / 0.76 ft·lb/cu3
ENGINE CONSTRUCTION
SUMP wet sumped
COMPRESSION RATIO 6.5:1
FUEL SYSTEM 2 Solex 32 PBIC carburetors
BMEP (BRAKE MEAN EFFECTIVE PRESSURE) 789.1 kPa (114.4 psi)
MAXIMUM RPM
CRANKSHAFT BEARINGS
ENGINE COOLANT Air
UNITARY CAPACITY 322.5 cc
ASPIRATION Normal
COMPRESSOR N/A
INTERCOOLER None
CATALYTIC CONVERTER N
PERFORMANCE
ACCELERATION 0-80KM/H (50MPH)
ACCELERATION 0-60MPH
ACCELERATION 0-100KM/H
ACCELERATION 0-160KM/H (100MPH)
STANDING QUARTER-MILE
STANDING KILOMETRE
MAXIMUM SPEED 145 km/h (90 mph)
POWER-TO-WEIGHT RATIO 50.59 bhp/tonne (1000 kg) / 0.05 bhp/kg
WEIGHT-TO-POWER RATIO 26.51 kg/kW / 44.28 lb/bhp
FUEL CONSUMPTION
FUEL CONSUMPTION
UNIVERSAL FUEL CONSUMPTION (CALCULATED FROM THE ABOVE)
LITRES/100KM
KM/LITRE
UK MPG
US MPG
CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS
CHASSIS
ENGINE POSITION rear
ENGINE LAYOUT longitudinal
DRIVE WHEELS rear wheel drive
TORQUE SPLIT N/A
STEERING
TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK
TURNING CIRCLE
FRONT SUSPENSION
REAR SUSPENSION
WHEEL SIZE FRONT 4½J x 15
WHEEL SIZE REAR 4½J x 15
TYRES FRONT 5.60-15
TYRES REAR 5.60-15
BRAKES F/R Dr/Dr
FRONT BRAKE DIAMETER 280 mm
REAR BRAKE DIAMETER 280 mm
BRAKED AREA
GEARBOX 4 speed manual
TOP GEAR RATIO 0.82
FINAL DRIVE RATIO 4.43
GENERAL
CARFOLIO.COM ID 399619
PRODUCTION TOTAL
MODEL CODE
RAC RATING 13.8
INSURANCE CLASSIFICATION No information available
TAX BAND No information available
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