The successor to the 1600 GS Carrera GT was produced for homologation into the GT racing class. It fitted with a new 2.0-litre overhead camshaft engine that developed 130bhp. The body and interior was based on that of the lesser 356B cars.

All but the first Carrera 2s were fitted with disc brakes, a new departure for Porsche after the then-conventional drums. Around 310 examples were produced.

How to spot

Body style as per other 356B, with raised front bumper and headlamps. Vents under front bumper. No horn vents. Convex chrome hubcaps with Porsche badge in centre.


The 356B 2000 GS Carrera 2 was offered in Coupe, Cabriolet, and Hardtop/Cabriolet (Cabriolet with a removable hardtop) forms.


Capacity: 1966cc

Compression ratio: 9.5:1

Maximum Power: 130bhp @ 6200rpm

Maximum Torque: 162Nm @ 4600rpm

Brakes: Front: 280x60mm drums; rear: 280x40mm drums. Later cars: 297x10mm discs front and rear with aluminium calipers

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 165/15 tyres; Rear: 4.5Jx15 with 165/15 tyres

Length: 3980mm

Width: 1670mm

Weight: 1010kg

Did you know?

0-60mph: 9.0 sec Top speed: 124mph

Much later, the Carrera 2 badge was used to distinguish the two-wheel drive 964-model 911 from the all-wheel drive Carrera 4.