Porsche 356A/1600GS Carrera GT Coupé 

  • 1958-1959
  • 141 HP 1.6L
  • 124 mph
 
The new engine and transaxle was attached with more rigidity than before with the use of an updated engine shroud.
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Less than 40 of these engines were made until Hirth crankshaft supply had dried up then 14 plain-bearing engines were tested until final specification was reached for the Paris Show in October.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche 356A/1600GS Carrera GT Coupé

Top speed

356A/1600GS Carrera GT Coupé
124 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Porsche 356A/1600GS Carrera GT Coupé

Horsepower

356A/1600GS Carrera GT Coupé
141 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Torque

356A/1600GS Carrera GT Coupé
100 ft-lb
Veyron
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

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Porsche 356A/1600GS Carrera GT Coupé

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In 1960, smaller displacement cars like the Lotus Elite and Alfa Romeo Giuletta began to presure the 356, so much so, Posche developed a lightweight version with Abarth called the GTL.
Less than 40 of these engines were made until Hirth crankshaft supply had dried up then 14 plain-bearing engines were tested until final specification was reached for the Paris Show in October.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Type of car Race car
Year 1958-1959

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.52 lb/hp
Maximum hp 141 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 100 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,907 lb
Width 65.7 in
Height 51.6 in
Length 155.5 in
Front track width 51.4 in
Wheelbase 82.7 in

road tests

Top speed 124 mph

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional

engine

Displacement 1,587 cc
Cylinders Flat 4
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 2.6 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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