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Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster

Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster

1956-1958
The A version of the Speedster now used a similar dash to the rest of the range, with three equal-sized dials, although the ignition switch remained to the right of the steering column.

In other respects, too, the Speedster was updated in line with the rest of the range, while retaining the cut-down screen, basic hood and side-curtains in place of wind-up windows.

Specification
Engine: Rear-mounted, air-cooled flat-four with two Solex 32 PBIC (or Zenith 32 NDIX) downdraft carburettors
Capacity: 1582cc
Compression ratio: 7.5:1
Bore and stroke: 82.5x74mm
Maximum power: 60bhp at 4500rpm
Maximum torque: 110Nm at 2800rpm
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: 760kg
0-62mph: 16.0sec
Top speed: 99mph

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