Porsche 550A RS Spyder 

  • built in Germany
  • 1956
  • 135 HP 1.5L
  • 137 mph
 
This victory was made all the more surprising because of the fact that the Porsche 550 A Spyder only debuted eleven days before the Targa Florio at a 1,000 kilometre race on the Nurburgring in Germany.
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The young Porsche company gained worldwide recognition with this victory, as it was the first time that a driver in a smaller class of racing vehicle (of up to two litres engine capacity) managed to beat vehicles with a higher cylinder displacement.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche 550A RS Spyder

Top speed

550A RS Spyder
137 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Porsche 550A RS Spyder

Horsepower

550A RS Spyder
135 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Engine size

550A RS Spyder
1,498 cc
Veyron
7,993 cc
Veneno
6,498 cc

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Porsche 550A RS Spyder

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The young Porsche company gained worldwide recognition with this victory, as it was the first time that a driver in a smaller class of racing vehicle (of up to two litres engine capacity) managed to beat vehicles with a higher cylinder displacement.
This victory was made all the more surprising because of the fact that the Porsche 550 A Spyder only debuted eleven days before the Targa Florio at a 1,000 kilometre race on the Nurburgring in Germany.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Type of car Race car
Year 1956
Highest auction price 1956 Porsche 550A/1500 RS Spyder, $726k, August 2004

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Width 60.6 in
Height 41.3 in
Length 141.7 in
Front track width 50.8 in
Wheelbase 82.7 in

road tests

Top speed 137 mph

power & handling

Maximum hp 135 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,498 cc
Cylinders Flat 4
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.35 in / 2.6 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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