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Source: Porsche

The Porsche 550 A Spyder is one of the most expensive and desired cars in the brands history. Models have sold for over 5 Million Dollars. The 550 A Spyder not only has the ability to turn heads – it’s also very fast.

The small sports car has a 1.5-litre horizontally opposed engine from Dr. Ernst Fuhrmann, and achieved an impressive top speed of 240km/h on the world’s race tracks – one of the reasons it was also called “the giant killer”. Apart from convincing on the track, the Porsche 550 Spyder also appeared in several movies – the most famous ones starring the superstar James Dean.

Quick Facts

Year

19578

Cylinders

4

Displacement

1498 ccm (91 ci)

Horsepower

135

Top Speed

240 km/h (150 mph)

0-60mph / 0-100kmh

8.2 s

Engine

Type

flat-4 cylinder

Position

mid

Displacement

1498 ccm (91 ci)

Compression Ratio

9.8:1

Boost Pressure

/

max. RPM

7200

max. Torque @RPM

145 Nm (107 lb ft) @5900

max. Horsepower @RPM

135 @7200

Valves/Cylinder

2

Valvecontrol

DOHC

Transmission

Drivetrain

RWD

Type

5-speed manual

Gear Ratios

/

Final Axel Ratio

/

Design

Seats

2

Doors

2

Length/Width/Height

3700/1610/980 mm (145.7/63.4/38.6 in)

Weight 

540 kg (1190 lbs)

Paint Options

as displayed

Interior Colour Options

as displayed

Interior Materials

wood, metal, leather

Cw value

/

Design by

Porsche

Performance

Top Speed

240 km/h (150 mph)

0-60mph / 0-100kmh

8.2 s

60-120mph / 100-200kmh

/

60-0mph / 100-0kmh

/

1/4 Mile

/

Price

New 

/

Used 

 up to 2,000,000 $

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