Porsche 356A/1600 D 

  • $4k built in Germany
  • 1958-1960
  • 60 HP 1.6L
  • 98 mph
As a result, the $3,695 Convertible was much more expensive than the Speedster it replaced.
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Drauz at Heilbronn, Germany was responsible for production of the bodies which explains the Convertible D moniker.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche 356A/1600 D

0-60mph

356A/1600 D
14 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

356A/1600 D
98 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

1/4 mile

356A/1600 D
26 s
Agera R
10.1 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the Porsche 356A/1600 D

Price

356A/1600 D
$4k
Veneno
$4.106M
Veyron
$1.50M

Horsepower

356A/1600 D
60 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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Porsche 356A/1600 Convertible D

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In August of 1958 Porsche revised the 356A/1600 Speedster into the Convertible D. In many ways this reflected Porsches desire to make more expensive and premium models.
Drauz at Heilbronn, Germany was responsible for production of the bodies which explains the Convertible D moniker.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Price $3,695
Type of car Production car
Year 1958-1960

design

Chief designer Erwin Komenda

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 381/? 114
Rear wheels 381/? 114

road tests

Top speed 98 mph
1/4 mile 26 s
0-60mph 14 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 31.67 lb/hp
Maximum hp 60 HP @ 4,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,582 cc
Cylinders Flat 4
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.2 in / 2.9 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,900 lb
Length 155.5 in
Front track width 51.4 in
Wheelbase 82.7 in
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