Porsche 356A 1600S


The 356A S or Super was similar to the basic 1600 car but with a more powerful engine that produced 75bhp, thanks to a higher compression ratio of 8.5:1 and different carburettors.

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: 850kg (885kg for 1959)
0-62mph: 14.5sec
Top speed: 108mph

The 356A 1600 Super was initially available in Coupe and Cabriolet forms from 1956, with Hardtop-Coupe and Hardtop/Cabriolet versions added in 1958.