Porsche 356B Super 90 1959-61
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Porsche 356B Super 90 1959-61 specifications
Type 616/7 B4
Rearmounted flat 4, ohv, air cooled
Displacement: 1,582cc
Bore & Stroke: 82.55mm x 74.2mm
Compression ratio: 9.0 to 1
Carburetors: 2 Solex 40 PJJ
Power output: 90bhp at ?5,200rpm

All metal body on pressed
steel backbone chassis

Hydraulic, F/R discs/drums

Top speed: 116mph/187 km/h
Acceleration: 0-60mph 12.5sec
Max Power: 90bhp/67 KW 5,500 rpm
Fuel consumption: N/A

Worm and nut
Turning circle: 30ft 10in/9.4m
2.5 turns lock to lock
Rear wheel drive 4 speed manual
Synchromesh on 2nd, 3rd & top
Clutch: single dry plate
Top gear ratio: 0.82
Final drive ratio: 4.43

Front: independent, transverse torsion bar, telescopic dampers
Rear: independent, swing axles, transverse torsion bar, telescopic shock

4Jx15" disc, 5.60 x 15 crossply tyres

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 83in/2,100mm
Track - front: 51.4in/1,306mm
Track - rear: 50.0in/1,270mm
Overall length: 157.9in/4,070mm
Overall width: 65.8in/1,671mm
Overall height: 51.7in/1,313mm
Kerb weight: 2028.3lb/920kg
Tank capacity: 11.5 UK Gal 13.8 US Gal

Production Germany
356 Super 90 1959-61, 25,834 built
356 (1948-55): 6,627
356A (1955-59): 21,045
356B (1959-63): 30,963
356C (1963-66): 16,678