Porsche 356 ‘America ’ 

  • built in Germany
  • 1952
  • 70 HP 1.5L
  • 111 mph
 
In 1952 Porsche built an exclusive series of 21 convertibles, all but one of which were sold in the United States.
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The American Roadster was the direct predecessor of the Speedster and was officially named the Typ 540 K/9-.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche 356 ‘America ’

Top speed

356 ‘America ’
111 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Porsche 356 ‘America ’

Number built

356 ‘America ’
21 cars
Veyron
300 cars
Veneno
4 cars

Horsepower

356 ‘America ’
70 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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Porsche 356 ‘America Roadster’

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The American Roadster was the direct predecessor of the Speedster and was officially named the Typ 540 K/9-.
In 1952 Porsche built an exclusive series of 21 convertibles, all but one of which were sold in the United States.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Type of car Production car
Year 1952
Number built 21 cars

transmission

Drivetrain Rear Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional

engine

Displacement 1,488 cc
Cylinders Flat 4
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8.2:1

road tests

Top speed 111 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 19.06 lb/hp
Maximum hp 70 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,334 lb
Length 151.6 in
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