This more powerful 356B boasted an output of 75bhp – up 15bhp on the entry-level car – thanks mainly to an increased compression ratio.
Visually, it was upgraded in line with the entry-level B; the front bumper and headlamps were higher, while the indicators lenses protruded further and the handle on the bonnet became wider. New vents under the front bumper fed air to the brakes.
Engine: Rear-mounted, air-cooled flat-four with two Zenith 32 NDIX downdraft carburettors
Compression ratio: 7.5:1
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 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 (optional radial tyres: 165/15)
0-60mph: 15.0 sec
Top speed: 108mph
The 356B 1600 Super was offered in Coupe, Cabriolet, Hard-top Coupe (Cabriolet with a hardtop welded in place) Hardtop/Cabriolet (Cabriolet with a removable hardtop) forms.