Porsche 356B 2000 GS-GT Carrera 2


This lightweight version of the Carrera 2 used essentially the same body and interior as the previous Carrera GT, complete with lightweight aluminium panels and plastic windows.

The main difference being the new 2.0-litre overhead camshaft engine that was tuned to produce 140bhp. This, combined with the light weight, promised impressive performance, with a 0-60mph time of just 8.0 seconds considered incredible in the early 1960s.

A range of transmission ratios was available so customers could choose the best package for their requirements.

Engine: Rear-mounted, air-cooled flat-four with two Weber 46 IDM 2 twin-choke downdraft carburettors, and double overhead camshafts
Capacity: 1966cc
Compression ratio: 9.8:1
Bore and stroke: 92x74mm
Maximum power: 130bhp at 6200rpm
Maximum torque: 174Nm at 4700rpm
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 165R/15 tyres; Rear: 4.5Jx15 with 165R/15 tyres
Length: 3980mm
Width 1670mm
Weight: 850kg
0-60mph: 8.0 sec
Top speed: 130mph