The successor to the 1600 GS Carrera GT was produced for homologation into the GT racing class. It fitted with a new 2.0-litre overhead camshaft engine that developed 130bhp.
The body and interior was based on that of the lesser 356B cars.
All but the first Carrera 2s were fitted with disc brakes – a new departure for Porsche after the then-conventional drums.
Around 310 examples were produced.
Engine: Rear-mounted, air-cooled flat-four with two Solex 40 PII-4 twin-choke downdraft carburettors, and double overhead camshafts
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Bore and stroke: 92x74mm
Maximum power: 130bhp at 6200rpm
Maximum torque: 162Nm at 4600rpm
Transmission: Four speed manual driving the rear axle
Brakes: Front: 280x60mm drums; rear: 280x40mm drums. Later cars: 297x10mm discs front and rear with aluminium calipers
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. Compensating spring
Wheels & tyres: Front: 4.5Jx15 with 165/15 tyres; Rear: 4.5Jx15 with 165/15 tyres
0-60mph: 9.0 sec
Top speed: 124mph
The 356B 2000 GS Carrera 2 was offered in Coupe, Cabriolet, and Hardtop/Cabriolet (Cabriolet with a removable hardtop) forms.