Porsche 356A/1600GS Carrera de Luxe Coupé 

  • 1959
  • 105 HP 1.6L
  • 118 mph
 
Of all the Carreras, the 1959 de Luxe was best suited for the road.
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The Type 692/2 engine was a much different engine than the 1500cc unit it replaced.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche 356A/1600GS Carrera de Luxe Coupé

0-60mph

356A/1600GS Carrera de Luxe Coupé
10.8 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

356A/1600GS Carrera de Luxe Coupé
118 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

356A/1600GS Carrera de Luxe Coupé
28.4 s
Veyron
5.1 s

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

Horsepower

356A/1600GS Carrera de Luxe Coupé
105 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Torque

356A/1600GS Carrera de Luxe Coupé
89 ft-lb
Veyron
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

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In 1958, the arrival of the 1600cc engine by technical director Klaus von Rücker meant that the rest of the car could also benefit from upgrades.
However, the Carrera line continued to be produced, but only in GT form for the serious racing enthusiasts.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Type of car Production car
Year 1959

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 20 lb/hp
Maximum hp 105 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 89 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,587 cc
Cylinders Flat 4
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 2.6 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 118 mph
0-60mph 10.8 s
0-100mph 28.4 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,100 lb
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