1963 Porsche 901

Porsche 901 is a car that has a 2 door coupé type body with a rear mounted engine delivering its power to the rear wheels. The power is produced by a dry sumped naturally aspirated engine of 2 litre capacity. This powerplant features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 128 bhp (130 PS/95 kW) of power at 6100 rpm, and maximum torque of 174 N·m (128 lb·ft/17.7 kgm) at 4600 rpm. Lubrication is of the dry sump-type. A 5 speed manual 'box delivers the power to the wheels. The Porsche 901 weighs a quoted 1080 kg at the kerb.

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1963 Porsche 901 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4163 mm
How heavy?
1080 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1991 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Flat
How much power?
130 PS / 128 bhp / 95 kW @ 6100 rpm
How much torque?
174 Nm / 128 ft.lb / 17.7 kgm @ 4600 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 9.1 s

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1963 Porsche 901 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2211 87
Track/tread (front) 1337 52.6
Track/tread (rear) 1317 51.9
Length 4163 163.9
Width 1610 63.4
Height 1320 52
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.88
Kerb weight 1080 kg 2381
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 62 litres 13.6 UK Gal 16.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.381
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Porsche
Engine code 901/01
Cylinders Flat 6
Capacity 2 litre
1991 cc
(121.498 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 66 mm
3.15 × 2.6 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 130 PS (128 bhp) (95 kW)
at 6100 rpm
Specific output 64.3 bhp/litre
1.05 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 174 Nm (128 ft·lb) (17.7 kgm)
at 4600 rpm
Specific torque 87.39 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump dry sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 2 Solex 40 P1 carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1098.2 kPa (159.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 8
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 331.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 9.1 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 120.17 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
88.38 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
118.52 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.31 kg/kW
18.9 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
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 I.MS.LLi.TB.ARB.
Rear suspension I.TA.TB.ARB.
Wheel size front 4½J x 15
Wheel size rear 4½J x 15
Tyres front 165-15
Tyres rear 165-15
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter 282 mm
Rear brake diameter 285 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 0.82
Final drive ratio 4.43
general
Carfolio.com ID99913
Production total 82
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 23.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1963 Porsche 901 added 2002-10-25.
Last modified 2013-09-10.