This is a very rare car; it is believed that just 40 were produced for Porsche by the Reutter coachworks company. The main body was made from steel but was then fitted with lightweight aluminium doors, boot and engine lids, and seat frames. Also to save weight, the front and rear overriders were omitted and the side and rear windows were plastic, while extra louvres stamped into the engine cover further distinguished it from other 356Bs.
The engine was uprated with double overhead camshafts and twin Weber carburettors to give an output of 115bhp, although this was pushed as high as 145bhp on some examples.
How to spot
Raised front bumper and headlamps and vents under front bumper, as per other 356B models. No front horn grilles. Extra louvres on each side of the engine grille.
Compression ratio: 9.8:1
Maximum Power: 115bhp @ 6500rpm
Maximum Torque: 135Nm @ 5500rpm
Brakes: Front: 280x60mm drums; rear: 280x40mm drums
Suspension: Front: Two swinging arms with two transvers torsion bar springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar; Rear: Swing axles with radius arms, two torsion bar springs and telescopic dampers. Compensating spring
Wheels & Tyres: Front: 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres (optional radial tyres: 165/15)
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0-60mph: 10.5 sec Top speed: 124mph
The Carrera GT name was later used for a high-performance 924 then a mid-engined Porsche supercar.