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Porsche 550A RS Spyder – Specifications & Performance

Technical Specifications

Porsche 550A RS Spyder Specifications

type Racing Car
built at Germany
predeccesor 1954 Porsche 550 RS Spyder
succeccesor 1957 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder
engine Air-Cooled, Aluminum Type 547 Flat-4
position Mid, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Twin Solex PJJ Carburetors
displacement 1498 cc / 91.4 in³
bore 85 mm / 3.35 in
stroke 66 mm / 2.6 in
compression 9.5:1
power 100.7 kw / 135 bhp
specific output 90.12 bhp per litre
body / frame Aluminum Body over Steel Ladder-Type Frame
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Drums
rear brakes Drums
steering Worm & Nut
f suspension Twin Parallel Arms w/Transverse Torsion Bars
r suspension Swing Axles w/Torsion Bars, Telescopic Shock Absorbers
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
transmission 4-Speed Manual
top speed ~220.5 kph / 137 mph
designers Erwin Komenda
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