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Porsche 356 A 1600 Super Coupe (1956 – 1959) – Specifications & Performance

Porsche 356 A 1600 Super Coupe (1956 - 1959) – Specifications & Performance

1956 – 1959 Porsche 356A/1600 Super Coupe Technical Specifications

Model Year 1956 – 1959
Built At Stuttgart, Germany
Body Stylist Erwin Komenda
Coachbuilder Drauz
Price $ $3,695
Predecessor 1956 Porsche 356A/1600 Speedster
Successor 1960 Porsche 356B/1600 T5 Roadster
Engine Type 616/2 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 74 bhp @ 5000 rpm
Torque 86 ft lbs @ 3700 rpm
Specific Output 47.77 bhp per litre
Bhp/weight 69.52 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 863 kg / 1900 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 109 mph
0 – 60 Mph ~13.5 seconds
0 – 1/4 Mile ~25.0 seconds
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