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Porsche 356A 1600S Speedster

Porsche 356A 1600S Speedster

1956-1958

This was an uprated version of the 356A Speedster fitted with the more powerful 75bhp Super engine. In other respects, it was the same as the standard 1600 Speedster

Specification
Engine: Rear-mounted, air-cooled flat-four with two Solex 40 PBIC (or Zenith 32 NDIX) downdraft carburettors
Capacity: 1582cc
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Bore and stroke: 82.5x74mm
Maximum power: 75bhp at 5000rpm
Maximum torque: 117Nm at 3700rpm
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: 14.0sec
Top speed: 108mph

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