This more powerful 356B Roadster boasted an output of 75bhp, up 15bhp on the entry-level car thanks mainly to an increased compression ratio.
In other ways, it was identical to the 1600 Roadster, with the 356B body body updates, plus a lightweight hood and simpler, race-orientated interior.
How to spot
Raised front bumper and headlamps. Wide bonnet handle. Vents under front bumper. Convex chrome hubcaps with Porsche badge in centre. Simple, unlined hood.
Compression ratio: 7.5:1
Maximum Power: 75bhp @ 5000rpm
Maximum Torque: 117Nm @ 3700rpm
Brakes: Front: 280x40mm 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
Wheels & Tyres: Front: 4.5Jx15 with 5.60/15 tyres 4.5Jx15 with 5.60/15 tyres (optional radial tyres: 165/15)
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0-60mph: 15.0 sec Top speed: 108mph
The Roadster was built by a different contractor to other 356Bs; Drauz in Heilbronn until 1961 then B Leteren in Brussels.