1978→1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa


1978 Porsche 911 SC Targa

The 911 SC effectively replaced the 911 S and was one of Porsche’s first models that was meant for the international market. It was sold as a cheaper alternative to the 911 Turbo. The SC used an unblown version the 930 Turbo unit that offered 180 to 200 bhp depending on model year. Options included the rear whale tail, front chin spoiler, Bilstein dampers, 16 inch wheels with Pirelli P7 tires and sports seats. Sometimes dealers lumped these options together to create their own sport package.

1978→1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa 1978→1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa

In Detail

tags911sc
submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1978 – 1983
built atStuttgart, Germany
price $$ 25,900
engineFlat 6
valvetrainSOHC
displacement2994 cc / 182.7 in³
bore95.0 mm / 3.74 in
stroke70.4 mm / 2.77 in
compression9.3:1
power128.3 kw / 172.0 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output57.45 bhp per litre
bhp/weight135.22 bhp per tonne
torque256.0 nm / 188.8 ft lbs @ 4200 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheelsRear Engine / RWD
front tires205/55VR-16
rear tires225/50VR-16
front brakesVented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
front wheelsF 40.6 x 15.2 cm / 16.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheelsR 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion
curb weight1272 kg / 2805 lbs
wheelbase2271 mm / 89.4 in
front track1361 mm / 53.6 in
rear track1341 mm / 52.8 in
length4290 mm / 168.9 in
width1651 mm / 65.0 in
height1321 mm / 52.0 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.18:1, 1.83:1, 1.26:1, 1.00:1, 0.82:1
final drive3.88:1
top speed~222.1 kph / 138.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~6.7 seconds
0 – 100 mph~19.7 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~15.3 seconds