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Porsche 695

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Porsche 695
Porsche 695
aka T7 prototype
Production 1961 - a single prototype produced
Class Sports
Body Style Two-door, four-seater coupe
Length 4000 mm
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Wheelbase 2400 mm
Weight 1200kg
Transmission Manual five-speed
Engine 2.2 litre flat-six, naturally aspirated
Power 130bhp
Similar Porsche 911
Porsche 356
Designer Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

The Porsche 695, also known as the T7 prototype, is an automobile from Porsche. It was a prototype made in 1961 and later became the Porsche 911. The front end is very similar to the 911, but the rear is somewhat different. The 695 was developed from the Porsche 356 by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, and has a wheel base that is 100mm longer (up to 300 mm longer in early designs). It has a top speed of 200km/h.

Designed in the late-Fifties, the 695 was intended to be a true four-seater sports car. It was with the 695 that Porsche decided upon the use of the flat-six powerplant which has been the mainstay of the 911 range ever since. However, despite the 695 having entered the test-driving and development stage, Porsche management decided against the four-seater arrangement, and demanded that the car be redesigned in traditional two-plus-two arrangement, with smaller rear seats.

The successer was badged the 901, and was unveiled in 1963 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. A year later, it was released onto the roads as the 911.


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