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

tags 911sc
submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1978 – 1983
built at Stuttgart, Germany
price $ $ 25,900
engine Flat 6
valvetrain SOHC
displacement 2994 cc / 182.7 in³
bore 95.0 mm / 3.74 in
stroke 70.4 mm / 2.77 in
compression 9.3:1
power 128.3 kw / 172.0 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 57.45 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 135.22 bhp per tonne
torque 256.0 nm / 188.8 ft lbs @ 4200 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels Rear Engine / RWD
front tires 205/55VR-16
rear tires 225/50VR-16
front brakes Vented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
front wheels F 40.6 x 15.2 cm / 16.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheels R 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion
curb weight 1272 kg / 2805 lbs
wheelbase 2271 mm / 89.4 in
front track 1361 mm / 53.6 in
rear track 1341 mm / 52.8 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, 1.00:1, 0.82:1
final drive 3.88:1
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