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Porsche 356A 1500GS Carrera de Luxe Speedster

Porsche 356A 1500GS Carrera de Luxe Speedster


For 1958, Porsche made the Speedster more desirable with more comfortable seats and a better interior specification.

Engine: Rear-mounted, air-cooled flat-four with double overhead camshafts and two Solex 40 PII (or downdraft carburettors
Capacity: 1498cc
Compression ratio: 9.0:1
Bore and stroke: 85x66mm
Maximum power: 100bhp at 6200rpm
Maximum torque: 119Nm at 5200rpm
Transmission: Four speed manual driving the rear axle
Brakes: Front: 280x40mm drums; rear: 280x40mm drums
Suspension: Front: Two swinging arms with two transverse torsion bar springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar; Rear: Swing axles with torsion bar springs and telescopic dampers
Wheels & tyres: Front: 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres
Length: 3950mm
Width 1670mm
Weight: 885kg
0-62mph: 12.0sec
Top speed: 122mph