Car specifications

Porsche 911 Targa

Porsche 911 Targa

The Porsche 911 is a two-door 2+2 high performance rear-engined sports car introduced in September 1964 by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany. It has a rear-mounted flat-six engine and originally a torsion bar suspension. The car has been continuously enhanced through the years but the basic concept has remained unchanged. The engines were air-cooled until the introduction of the 996 series in 1998.

The 911 has been raced extensively by private and factory teams, in a variety of classes. It is among the most successful competition cars. In the mid-1970s, the naturally aspirated 911 Carrera RSR won world championship races including Targa Florio and the 24 Hours of Daytona. The 911-derived 935 turbo also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979. Porsche won the World Championship for Makes in 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979 with 911-derived models.

In a 1999 poll to determine the Car of the Century, the 911 was fifth. It is one of two in the top five that had remained continuously in production (the original Beetle remained in production until 2003). The one millionth example was manufactured in May 2017 and is in the company's permanent collection.

General Data

Make
Porsche
Model
911
Sub Model
Targa
Model Code
911 G-Serie
Production Year(s)
1975 - 1978
Country of origin
Germany

Body work and dimensions

Body type
Targa
Doors
2
Number of seats
2+2
Length CM
429.1
Length in
168.94
Width CM
161
Width in
63.39
Height CM
132
Height in
51.97
Wheelbase CM
227.2
Wheelbase in
89.45
Curb Weight KG
1120
Curb Weight LBS
2469

Engine

Engine Type
Boxer
Cylinders
6
Engine Displacement (cc)
2687
Engine Displacement (cui)
164
Engine (l)
2.7
Engine HP
163
Engine PS
165
Engine KW
121
@RPM
5800
Engine Max Torque (NM)
235
Engine Max Torque (Lb-Ft)
173
Engine Max Torque (kgf-m)
23.96
Engine Max Torque RPM
4000
Fueltype
Gasoline

Transmission

Transmission Type
Manual
Number of gears
5

Chassis

Engine position
Rear
Drive Train
Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Capacity Liter
80

Performance (Factory Claim)

Top Speed Km/h
215
Top Speed MP/H
134
Acceleration 0-100 km/h | 0-62 Mph in sec.
7.8

Brakes and suspension

Front Brakes
Disk
Rear Brakes
Disk
Front Suspension
Coil Springs
Rear Suspension
Coil Springs
Standard Tire Size
185/70R15V

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