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Porsche 356A 1600GS Carrera de Luxe

Porsche 356A 1600GS Carrera de Luxe

1959

For the last year of production, Porsche increased the GS engine to 1588cc and that meant the power rose to 105bhp.

Specification
Engine: Rear-mounted, air-cooled flat-four with double overhead camshafts and two Solex 40 PII downdraft carburettors
Capacity: 1588cc
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Bore and stroke: 87.5x66mm
Maximum power: 105bhp at 6500rpm
Maximum torque: 121Nm at 5000rpm
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: 950kg
0-62mph: 11.0sec
Top speed: 125mph

Variations
The 1600GS Carrera de Luxe was available in Coupe, Cabriolet, Hardtop-Coupe and Hardtop/Cabriolet forms.

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