Porsche 901, 1964
By the end of the 50's Porsche had started the development of a successor to the type 356. The goal was to create a sports car that was superior in all ascpects but held on to the typical Porsche design.
Porsche's son Ferdinand Alexander (also referred to as "Butzi") was responsible for most of the development endeavour, and his idea eventually prevailed. As a result, the new Type 901 was born.
This elegant sport coupe was bigger than the Type 356. The window was extended to allow for much wider circumferential visibility, as well.
The interior was modified to cater to the taste of the 60s. Beside the various benefits of modern engineering, the six cylinder boxer engine was the most significant feature of this new type.
The two litre engine created an output of 96 KW / 130 hp at 6,100 rpm. The air cooling engine with dry sump lubrication has a deep throttling voice that would become typical of all the forthcoming "nine elevens" during the next decaded.
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Technical Data of the original Vehicle
- Engine: 6 cylinder boxer engine with air cooling
- Bore x stroke: 80 x 66 mm
- Displacement: 1,991 ccm
- Maximum output: 96 KW/ 130 hp at 6,100 rpm
- Top Speed: 210 Km/h
- Two doors 2 + 2 seater
- Self supporting coupe body of sheet steel
- Wheel base: 2,211 mm
- Total length: 4,163 mm
- Production perior/quantity of type 901: 1964 (82 serial units)