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The Porsche 904 is an automobile which was produced by Porsche in Germany in 1963 and 1965. It was officially called Porsche Carrera GTS due to the same naming rights problem that required renaming the Porsche 901 to Porsche 911. After having withdrawn from Formula One at the end of the 1962 season, Porsche focused again on sports-car racing. The 904 debuted late in 1963, for the 1964 racing season, as a successor to the 718, which had been introduced in 1957. Porsche designed the GTS variant to compete in the FIA-GT class at various international racing events. The street-legal version debuted in 1964 in order to comply with group 3 appendix J homologation regulations requiring a certain number of road-going variants be sold by the factory. Several versions were made, including one with a flat six engine and a flat eight engine.
Porsche 904 Basics
Manufacturer: Porsche / Production Years: 1964–1965 / Production: 120 units / Assembly: Germany: Stuttgart, Zuffenhausen / Designer: Ferdinand Alexander Porsche / Body style: 2-door coupe, 2-door roadster (Bergspyder) / Layout: Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout / Engine: 2.0 L Flat 4, 2.0 L Flat 6 (904/6), 2.0 L Flat 8 (904/8 & Bergspyder ) / Dimensions: Wheelbase: 90.5 in (2,300 mm), Height: 42 in (1,100 mm)
Porsche 904 Specifications & Performance
Below we have outlined a basic overview of some key specifications for the Porsche 904 models.
|Data||904/4 Carrera GTS||904/6 Carrera GTS||904/8 Carrera GTS||904 Bergspyder|
|Produced in||1963-1964||1964-1965||1964 - 1965||1965 - 1966|
|Engine||2.0 L Type 587/3 Flat 4||2.0 L Type 901/20 Flat 6||2.0 L Type 771/0 Flat 8||2.0 L Type 771/0 Flat 8|
|Displacement (cc)||1966 cc||1991 cc||1981 cc||1981 cc|
|Power||180 bhp @ 7200 rpm||200 bhp||240 bhp @ 8700 rpm||240 bhp @ 8700 rpm|
|Top Speed (mph)||163 mph||N/A||161 mph||161 mph|
|Number of cars built||106 units||6 units||3 units||5 units|
|Chassis numbers||904-002...007, 904-010...108||904-001, 906-001...002, 906-005...006, 906-011...012||904-008, 009, maybe 082||906-003, -004, -007, -008 and -009|
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