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The 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder (also known as Porsche 550 A Spyder[1]) is a mid-engined sports car that appears in Forza Motorsport, the Porsche Expansion Pack for Forza Motorsport 4, and the Porsche Car Pack for Forza Horizon 3.

Using the Porsche 356 as a base, the 550 Spyder is a lightweight sports car built for motorsport racing, which would later be further developed into the Porsche 718.

DescriptionEdit

Known as the “Giant Killer,” the 550 was Porsche’s first foray into building cars specifically designed for racing. Actor James Dean bought and intended to race his 550 at Salinas in the fall of 1955 but died in a car accident shortly after completing filming of the movie “Giant”. The 550 with a Type 547 1.5-liter, flat-four, air-cooled engine produced a little more than 100 horsepower. One of the biggest steps forward was the space-frame tubular chassis which made it immensely lighter than its racing competition, as well as rigid and stable. This car set in motion Porsche’s racing prominence and helped build a reputation that sparked global sales. The 550 is nimble, agile, well-balanced, and quick even bone stock. It generates a feeling of confidence and glory when being pushed through corners. Even when pitted against heavier, larger displacement cars, you will find that bigger is not always better.
— forzamotorsport.net[2] 

StatisticsEdit

Icon ForzaMotorsport1 Wide Speed 4.7 
Accel 5.4 
Braking 4.4 
Corner 4.5 
Base Rarity 7.3 
C3
Rarity (North America) ?  
Rarity (Europe) ?  
Rarity (Asia) ?  
NA: missing data
EU: missing data
AS: missing data
? CR
? CR
? CR
Top Speed: missing data
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide Speed 3.9 
Handling 4.1 
Acceleration 4.9 
Launch 5.4 
Braking 3.9 
F 198
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 600,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the Porsche Expansion Pack
Top Speed: 137.1 mph  (220.6 km/h) Body Style: Superlight
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 8.200 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 25.200 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 142.7 ft (43.5 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 396.8 ft (120.9 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.79 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.72 g
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 5.2 
Handling 5.3 
Acceleration 6.2 
Launch 6.5 
Braking 4.4 
C 522
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 600,000 CR 1,200 T
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the Porsche Car Pack
Top Speed: 142.0 mph  (228.5 km/h) Championship: Classic Racers
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 7.409 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 19.791 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 188.1 ft (57.3 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 470.9 ft (143.5 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.76 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.75 g

ConversionsEdit

Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide 2.7L F6 (911 '73)
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide 2.7L F6 - 30,000 CR
2.0L F4 Turbo - 15,000 CR
1.6L I4 Turbo Rally - 20,000 CR
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide AWD - F 193
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide AWD Drivetrain - 5,000 CR
Icon Aspiration Conversion - Aspiration
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Single Turbo (1.5L F4) - 1,800 CR
Twin Turbo (2.7L F6) - 1,800 CR
Positive-Displacement Supercharger (1.5L F4) - 1,500 CR

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Vehicle name in Forza Motorsport
  2. forzamotorsport.net description

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