Porsche 356 1948-1966


June 13, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 31, 2015
Porsche 356 Carrera 2 (1962)
Country
Germany
Top Speed (mph)
128
0-60 mph
8.5
BHP
128 @6200rpm
Torque lbft
119 @4600rpm
BHP per ton
127
Engine capacity CC/CU
1966/120
Engine type
Straight 4 Caburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
158
Width (in)
65.9
Height (in)
52.1
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2230
Additional Info: Available as a Coupe (Hardtop) or a Convertible (Roadster or Speedster). Various engine options throughout it’s production history include a 35bhp 1.1, a 44-60bhp 1.3, a 55-70bhp and 100-110bhp 1.5, a 60-95bhp and a 105-115bhp 1.6 and a 130bhp 2.0. Also to note are the 2.0 race versions: 140bhp GS and 155bhp GT (0-60 under 7 secs). An example of performance from others were: 0-60 in 11.5 secs for the 90bhp 1.6. The Porsche Speedster is also popular with the kit car industry and there are many replicas about.

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