In 1951 Porsche released the 356 1300 with a larger engine capacity, which translated into more power. Although the engine capacity jumped from 1100 to 1300, due to a loss in the compression ratio the power only increased 4hp to 44hp. Other then the increase in power the 1300 Porsche 356 remained relatively unchanged except with the replacement of the split windscreen with a one piece.
1951-1955 Porsche 356 1300 Specifications Specs:
Engine Capacity: 1286cc
Compression ratio: 6.5:1
Maximum Power: 44hp @ 4200rpm
Maximum Torque: 60 ft-lbs @ 2800rpm
Brakes: Front: 230x30mm drums; rear: 230x30mm drums
Suspension: Front: Front: Double parallel arms with torsion bar springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar; Rear: Swing axles with torsion bar springs and telescopic dampers
Wheels & Tires: Front: 30Dx16 with 5.00/16 tires 30Dx16 with 5.00/16 tires
Length: 152″ inches
Width: 65″ inches
Weight: 1698 lbs
0-60 mph: 22 seconds
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