Porsche 356B/1600 

  • built in Germany
  • 1959-1963
  • 86 HP 1.6L
  • 97 mph
Inside Porsche fitted a new deep dish steering wheel and deeper front seats.
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In September of 1959 Porsche revealed their fully updated 356 known as the 356B.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche 356B/1600

0-60mph

356B/1600
15 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

356B/1600
97 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

1/4 mile

356B/1600
19.4 s
Agera R
10.1 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the Porsche 356B/1600

Horsepower

356B/1600
86 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Torque

356B/1600
89 ft-lb
Veyron
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

In The News From around the web

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Porsche 356B/1600 Cabriolet

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Inside Porsche fitted a new deep dish steering wheel and deeper front seats.
New to the model was the Type 616/7 Super 90 engine which was an indirect replacement for the Carrera de Luxe models.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Type of car Production car
Year 1959-1963

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 23.02 lb/hp
Maximum hp 86 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Maximum torque 89 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM
Max RPM 6,000 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 1,980 lb
Width 65.7 in
Height 52.4 in
Length 157.9 in
Front track width 51.4 in
Wheelbase 82.7 in

road tests

Top speed 97 mph
1/4 mile 19.4 s
0-60mph 15 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.09:1
  2. 2: 1.76:1
  3. 3: 1.13:1
  4. 4: 0.81:1
Axle ratio 4.43:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

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