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