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Porsche 356A 1600GS Carrera GT de Luxe

Porsche 356A 1600GS Carrera GT de Luxe

1959

This incarnation of the Carrera GT used the 1588cc engine but uprated to produce 115bhp. Weight was saved by using aluminium doors, bonnet and engine lid. This was a more race-orientated car than the standard 1600GS.

Specification
Engine: Rear-mounted, air-cooled flat-four with double overhead camshafts and two twin-choke Weber 40 DCM 1 downdraft carburettors
Capacity: 1588cc
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Bore and stroke: 87.5x66mm
Maximum power: 115bhp at 6500rpm
Maximum torque: 135Nm at 5500rpm
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

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