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Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster (1956 – 1958) – Specifications & Performance

1956 – 1958 Porsche 356A/1600 Speedster Technical Specifications

Production Years 1956 – 1958
Released At 1955 Frankfurt Motor Show
Built At Stuttgart, Germany
Body Stylist Erwin Komenda
Coachbuilder Reutter
Price $ $2,995
Engine Type 546 Air Cooled Flat-4
Position Rear, Longitudinal
Aspiration Natural
Valvetrain Pushrod OHV
Fuel Feed Dual Solex 26 VFJ Downdraft
Displacement 1582 cc / 96.54 in³
Bore 82.5 mm / 3.2 in
Stroke 74 mm / 2.9 in
Compression 8.5:1
Power 44.7 kw / 60 bhp @ 4500 rpm
Torque 81 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
Bhp/weight 68.49 bhp per tonne
Body / Frame
Steel Body over Steel Tub Chassis
Driven Wheels RWD
Wheel Type Steel Slotted Discs
Front Tires 5.60×15 Sport
Rear Tires 5.60×15 Sport
Front Wheels F 38.1 x 11.4 cm / 15 x 4.5 in
Rear Wheels R 38.1 x 11.4 cm / 15 x 4.5 in
Steering VW Worm & Nut
F Suspension
VW Parallel Trailing Arms, Boge Telescopic Dampers, 15mm Anti-Roll Bar
R Suspension
VW Leading Arms w/Torsion Bars, Hydraulic Lever-Arm Shock Absorbers
Curb Weight 876 kg / 1930 lbs
Wheelbase 2101 mm / 82.7 in
Front Track 1306 mm / 51.4 in
Rear Track 1272 mm / 50.1 in
Length 3950 mm / 155.5 in
Transmission VW 4-Speed Manual
Top Speed ~164.76 kph / 102.4 mph
0 – 60 Mph ~14.1 seconds
0 – 1/4 Mile ~22.5 seconds
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