Porsche 718 RSK Spyder 

  • $8k built in Germany
  • 1957
  • 142 HP 1.6L
  • 161 mph
 
A space frame of seamless steel tubing provides high rigidity at a very low weight; the suspension and the drum brakes have undergone optimisation.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche 718 RSK Spyder

Top speed

718 RSK Spyder
161 mph
Veyron
253 mph
Veneno
220 mph

Data points Key details of the Porsche 718 RSK Spyder

Price

718 RSK Spyder
$8k
Veneno
$4.106M
Veyron
$1.50M

Horsepower

718 RSK Spyder
142 HP
Veyron
987 HP
Veneno
750 HP

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Porsche 718 RSK Spyder

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A space frame of seamless steel tubing provides high rigidity at a very low weight; the suspension and the drum brakes have undergone optimisation.
The aerodynamics have been refined – for Le Mans the co-driver’s side is covered with an aluminium sheet.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Price $8,000
Type of car Race car
Year 1957

transmission

Drivetrain Rear Engine
Gearing Traditional

engine

Displacement 1,587 cc
Cylinders Flat 4
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.8:1

road tests

Top speed 161 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.23 lb/hp
Maximum hp 142 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,169 lb
Length 141.7 in
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