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Designation 912 912E
Price, base list in U.S. $
(by Model Year)
European delivery only ('65 coupe)
4,700 ('66 coupe)
4,790 ('67 coupe), 5,140 ('67 Targa)
4,950 ('68 coupe), 5,350 ('68 Targa)
5,235 ('69 coupe), 5,615 ('69 Targa)
10,845 (1976)
     
Dimensions/Weights
Wheelbase (in.) 87 (65-68), 89.3 (1969) 89.45
Overall length (in.) 163.9 169.0
overall width (in.) 63.4 63.4
overall height (in.) 51.97 52.8
ground clearance (in.) 5.91 5.6
dry weight (lb.) 2095 2315
Transmission (lb) N/A 123 (w/oil & starter)
Max. permissible weight (lb.) 2870 GVWR  3086
Max. axle load, front (lb.) 1256  GAWR  1323
Max. axle load, rear (lb.) 1700 GAWR  1852
Weight distribution F/R 45% / 55% 43% / 57%
     
Chassis/Suspension
Track, front/rear (in.) 53.7/52.5 53.1/52.4
Frontal area (sq. ft.) 18.4 N/A
Drag coefficient Cd 0.38 N/A
Steering ZF rack & pinion rack & pinion
Steering ratio 1:17.78 1:17.78
Turns lock-to-lock N/A 3.1 [CD]
Turning circle (ft.) 36.2 34.0
Disc brakes, diameter fr/r (in.) 9.26/9.6 11.1/11.4
Stopping from 60mph, (ft.) 160 155 (0.81 g)
Stopping from 70mph, (ft.) N/A 204 (0.80 g) [CD]
Stopping from 80mph, (ft.) 235 (0.91 g) 279
Wheel size 15x4.5, later 15x5.5J 15x5.5 steel, 14x5.5J alloy
Tires 165 HR 15 165 HR 15, 185 HR 14 Opt.
Fuel tank (U.S. gallons) 16.4 (62 liters) 21.1 (80 liters)
Range on tank (highway miles) 450 600+
     
Engine
Type flat-4 pushrod flat-4 pushrod
Displacement (cc) 1582 1971
Stroke/Bore (mm) 74.0 x 82.5 71.0 x 94.0
Weight, complete w/o oil (lb.) abt. 287 155kg / 342 lbs
Charging system 300 watt ('65-'67),420 watt ('68-'69) generator 980 watt alternator
Fuel supply mechanical pump electric pump
Fuel intake system 2 Solex 40 PII-4 dual-throat carbs Bosch L-Jetronic (Air-Flow Controlled)
Battery Rating 45 Ah 44 Ah
Ignition Bosch coil Capacitive Discharge
Crankshaft Forged Forged
Compression 9.3:1 7.6:1
Lubrication System Pressure lubrication system, by-pass oil filter Pressure lubrication system, full-flow oil filter
Oil Capacity 4.25 quarts 3.7 [CD]
Horsepower 102SAE / 90DIN@5800 86@4900
Torque, ft-lb 120SAE / 90DIN@3500 98SAE-net@4000
Redline (rpm) 6100 5600 [CD]
Horsepower/liter 64SAE / 57DIN 44
MPG 27.6 average 19 City, 32 Highway [U.S. EPA]
     
Transmission & Differential
5-speed 902/1, #163001-165214 923/02
902/02
902/05
902/06
902/50 (close-ratio 5 speed)
Gear ratios, 902/1 and 902/02 5-speeds
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11:34, 18:34, 22:29,
25:26, 28:24
11:35,  18:33, 23:29, 26:25, 29:21;
R12:21
Grade climbing, standard 5-speed,
2490 lb. load
46, 25, 16, 11, 8%  N/A
4-speed 902/1(USA), #234001-238942 ---
902/01
Gear ratios, 902/01 4-speed 11:34, 19:32, 24:27, 28:24 N/A
Grade climbing, standard 4-spd (5-spd 912E)
2490 lb. load
46, 21, 12, 8% 50, 27, 17, 11, 7%
Axle ratio 7:31:1, 6.29:1 (1969) 6.29:1
Final drive ratio 4.428:1 4.43:1
Weight, complete w/o oil (lb.) 110 N/A
Oil Capacity (transmission) 2.65 quarts 3.2 quarts
     
Performance
Power/weight(w/ 1 person) 22.2 lbs/HP/SAE 27.8 lbs/HP
Speed 0-60 (sec.) 11.6 9.7 [CD]
Speed 0-80 (sec.) 19.9 20.2 [CD]
Speed 0-90 (sec.) 24.7 29.5
Speed 1/4 Mile (sec.) 18.1 17.4 @ 76.4mph [CD]
Top speed 119 111 [CD]
Lateral acceleration, g N/A 0.78
 Non-Porsche information sources include: [CD] = Car & Driver, Dec. 1975

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