«Porsche 718» the sports car which has been let out by the international company on manufacture of cars – «Porsche» represents. Thus the new car is the further progress, let out before model «Porsche 550». Designers have decided to place the power unit of model «Porsche 718» in an average part of a body. Besides the suspension bracket of forward wheels significantly has been modernized. Designers and developers have changed the form of forward headlights, which significantly has improved parameters of aerodynamics of the car. All these actions have been directed on reduction of resistance to a counter stream of air and on an increase of a parameter of speed of movement.
Thus the first road tests have shown high results of operation of the car. The new car «Porsche 718» had high parameters of coupling with a road covering, and the power unit showed magnificent parameters of capacity. Thus, the maximal speed of the car has made 245 kilometers at an o'clock. Thus on greater speeds back shock-absorbers very quickly failed. In 1958 designers have decided to make serious variations to a constructional part of the car owing to what it was possible to eliminate existing problems. Thus owing to the high high-speed parameters and parameters of capacity of the power unit, the car «Porsche 718» repeatedly became the winner of the international racing competitions and borrowed prize-winning places.
In 1959 designers have decided to improve a design of the power unit significantly: the volume of the engine has increased from 1,5 liters up to 1,6 liters. Owing to this variation, parameters of capacity of the power unit have increased up to 148 horsepower’s at 7800 turns in a minute. On the engine 5 step mechanical box of switching of transfers were established. Also there was a brake system of drum-type type.
Also designers have created a new design the chassis of the car. The chassis of the car will consist of numerous pipes of small diameter. Owing to it, the chassis of the car in 5 times became easier and in 2 times is more rigid, that played very much key role at participation in racing competitions. That will cope with consequences of a rigid frame, designers had to finish significantly a suspension bracket of the car and to execute it in traditional style of company «Porsche».