This more powerful 356B Roadster boasted an output of 75bhp – up 15bhp on the entry-level car – thanks mainly to an increased compression ratio.
In other ways, it was identical to the 1600 Roadster, with the 356B body body updates, plus a lightweight hood and simpler, race-orientated interior.
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