Porsche talks about the 550 Spyder race car

Porsche talks about the 550 Spyder race car

January 31, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

On its official YouTube channel, Porsche has posted a video detailing and showing its 550 Spyder racing car. The video specifically mentions that the 550 Spyder is “the machine that started it all.”

The name Porsche can mean many different things to those in the automotive industry. Some may see the automaker aiming to incorporate its racing DNA into the electric vehicles of the future. We’ll focus on the racing theme in this article as the brand’s latest YouTube video goes into detail about the 550 Spyder.

You’ve probably never heard of the 550, but it’s actually one of the most important cars Porsche has ever built.

He is often called the “killer of the giants”. It was the first racing car built by a German automaker.

The number in his name comes from the fact that he weighs 550 kilograms. Combined with a bouncy 110 horsepower 1.5-liter 4-cylinder boxer engine, its power-to-weight ratio led it to victories over bigger, more powerful racing opponents. Thus, its first big triumph came in 1954 – the car was able to win its class in 1954 in the Carrera Panamericana, a very difficult endurance race that took place on open roads in Mexico.

Unsurprisingly, it took a lot of smart engineers to make the 550 Spyder so light. In keeping the weight down, one of the key points was the use of the dashboard as a structural element of the body. There are only 90 units of the original 550 Spyder on the planet.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Porsche is testing the 911 sports coupe in the off-road version of the Safari. On tests, a prototype of the Porsche 911 sports coupe in the off-road version of the Safari was spotted. It is expected that the start of sales of the new product, which has received increased ground clearance and wider track, will begin this year.