1974→1975 Porsche 911 Carrera


1974→1975 Porsche 911 Carrera

In 1974, Porsche’s performance version of the 911 was simply known as the 911 Carrera. It had new bumpers that complied to American regulations and the 2.7-liter engine from the Carrera RS 2.7.

Other new features for 1974 included new seats, a full-width rear taillight. The Carrera deleted all the chrome off the car in favor of black window frames, wipers, doorhandles, but chrome could be ordered as an option.

In 1976 Porsche replaced the Carrera with a new 3.0 liter variant that used the a version of the 911 Turbo engine and it’s larger wheel arches.

1974→1975 Porsche 911 Carrera

 

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1974 – 1975
built at Stuttgart, Germany
price $ $13,575
engine Flat 6
valvetrain SOHC
displacement 2687 cc / 164.0 in³
bore 90.0 mm / 3.54 in
stroke 70.4 mm / 2.77 in
compression 8.5:1
power 124.5 kw / 167.0 bhp @ 5800 rpm
specific output 62.15 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 147.92 bhp per tonne
torque 227.8 nm / 168.0 ft lbs @ 5200 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels Rear Engine / RWD
front tires 185/70VR-15
rear tires 215/60VR-15
front brakes Vented Discs
front wheels F 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion
curb weight 1129 kg / 2489 lbs
wheelbase 2271 mm / 89.4 in
front track 1372 mm / 54.0 in
rear track 1394 mm / 54.9 in
length 4290 mm / 168.9 in
width 1651 mm / 65.0 in
height 1321 mm / 52.0 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.18:1, 1.83:1, 1.26:1, 0.93:1, 0.72:1
final drive 4.43:1
top speed ~231.7 kph / 144.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~7.5 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~18.8 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~15.1 seconds