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Porsche 550 Spyder Specifications:

Make and Model: Porsche 550 Spyder
Year: 1954
Engine Type: 1.5 Liter Air-Cooled, Aluminum Flat-4
Torque: 88.5lb-ft@5500rpm
Acceleration 0-60: s
Suspension: Twin Paralel Arms w/Transverse Torsion Bars/Swing Axles w/Torsion Bars, Telescopic Shock Aborbers
Wheel Base: 82.7 inches
List Price $17,500
Horsepower: 110bhp@6200rpm
Top Speed: 137 mph
Brakes: Drums
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Weight: 1213 lbs


The Porsche 550 Spyder was introduced in 1953 at the Paris Motor Show. Inspired by a small Porsche 356 Spyder which was created and raced by Walter Gl?ckler in 1951, the factory decided to build such a car, being its first designed specifically for use in auto racing. The 550 became known as Spyder or RS, and gave Porsche its first overall win in a major sports car racing event, the 1956 Targa Florio. Racing accomplishments aside, the 550 was probably best known as the car of choice for cultural icon James Dean.