In 1954, the first Porsche built especially for racing is a mid-engine sports car with an aluminum body. It swiftly becomes a stand-out by earning a class victory and a third-place overall ranking in the Carrera Panamericana against higher-capacity competitors. Another event that boosts this car’s fame occurs at the Mille Miglia. Hans Herrmann and his codriver just manage to whiz underneath a closing railroad barrier in the low-profile Spyder – the car and its occupants remain unscathed.

 

Specifications

Model Year 1954
Engine 4-Cyl. Boxer
Displacement 1498 ccm
Power Output 81 kW (110 HP)
Top Speed 220 km/h

 

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