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1978-1983 PORSCHE 911 SC 3.0 specifications


Gaining the three-litre block from last season’s Turbo, the SC becomes Porsche’s sole non-turbo 911, though a lengthy options list ensures enough variety. Cast alloy 15in wheels are standard, with forged 16in rims optional as is the Sport option of a Turbo rear spoiler. Power grew quickly from the original 180bhp to 188bhp for the 1980 model year and 204bhp just a year later, though with improvements in economy. From 1982 the Coupé and Targa are joined by a Cabriolet model, Porsche’s first full convertible since the 356. Unusually, these only command a small premium.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £14,100
  • Price (excellent)
    £14,500
  • Price (good):
    £12,000
  • Price (average):
    £8,500
  • Price (project):
    £5,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    6.5secs
  • Top speed:
    141.0mph
  • Power:
    180.0bhp
  • Torque:
    196.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    21.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    Flat 6
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    mechanical fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson struts, torsion bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, trailing wishbones,
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4291mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2272mm
  • Width:
    1626mm
  • Height:
    1320mm
  • Weight:
    1160kgs

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