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Porsche 356B 1600 Roadster

Porsche 356B 1600 Roadster


Essentially the successor to the 356A Speedster, the Roadster had the same mechanicals as the 356B 1660, and the same body updates, but with a lightweight hood and simpler, race-orientated interior.

Engine: Rear-mounted, air-cooled flat-four with two 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 transvers torsion bar springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar; Rear: Swing axles with radius arms, two torsion bar springs and telescopic dampers
Wheels & tyres: Front: 4.5Jx15 with 5.60-15 tyres 4.5Jx15 with 5.60-15 tyres
Length: 4010mm
Width 1670mm
Weight: 870kg
0-60mph: 16.5 sec
Top speed: 96mph