Overview

The short-lived 1.3-litre 356A was also offered in Super form. Raising the compression ratio from 6.5:1 to 7.5:1 led to a useful increase in power from 44 to 60bhp. This had a dramatic impact on performance, with the 0-62mph time being cut from 22 to 17 seconds.

How to Spot
  • One-piece curved windscreen
  • Porsche crest incorporated into the bonnet handle
Variations

The 356A 1300 Super was offered in Coupe and Cabriolet forms

Specification

Capacity: 1290cc

Compression ratio: 7.5:1

Maximum Power: 44bhp @ 4200rpm

Maximum Torque: 81Nm @ 2800rpm

Brakes: Front: 280x40mm drums; rear: 280x40mm drums

Suspension: Front: Two swinging arms with two transverse torsion bar springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar; Rear: Swing axles with torsion bar springs and telescopic dampers

Wheels & Tyres: Front: 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres

Length: 3950mm

Width: 1670mm

Weight: 850kg

Did you know?

The 356A had a rear seat back that folded forward to give a luggage platform a tradition that continues in 911s to this day

0-62mph: 17sec Top speed: 99mph