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Porsche 908/01 K Coupé – Specifications & Performance

Technical Specifications

Porsche 908K

Porsche 908K Coupé Specifications

The 908 series caused a lot of headaches at Zuffenhausen. It was developed from the 907, so Porsche could have the largest engine the FIA allowed: a 3.0 flat-eight instead of a 2.2, producing 350 horsepower instead of just 270. The new race car started out as a coupe in 1968 (908/1), which came in both a long tail and short tail version. Both had the same mechanical package and were just body changes designed for different tracks and events.

type Racing Car
production years 1968
built at Zuffenhausen, Germany
predecessor 1968 Porsche 907
successor 1969 Porsche 917
engine Air-Cooled Boxer-8
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
ignition Twin Plug
valvetrain SOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Bosch Mechanical Injection
displacement 2996 cc / 182.8 in³
bore 85 mm / 3.35 in
stroke 66 mm / 2.6 in
compression 10.3:1
engine designer Hans Mezger
power 261.0 kw / 350 bhp @ 8500 rpm
specific output 116.82 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 538.46 bhp per tonne
body / frame Fiberglass Body over Aluminum Tubular Frame
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Dunlop Discs
rear brakes Dunlop Discs
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension
Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension
Upper & Lower Links w/Coil Springs, Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 650 kg / 1433 lbs
wheelbase 2300 mm / 90.6 in
front track 1486 mm / 58.5 in
rear track 1453 mm / 57.2 in
length 4839 mm / 190.5 in
width 1720 mm / 67.7 in
height 930 mm / 36.6 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
key drivers
Jo Siffert, Vic Elford, Ludovico Scarfiotti, Hans Hermann, Jacky Ickx, Brian Redman
race victories
1968 Nürburgring 1000km, 1968 SPA-Franchorchamps 1000km, 1969 Monza 1000km, 1969 SPA-Franchorchamps 1000km
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