The 356A S or Super was similar to the basic 1600 car but with a more powerful engine that produced 75bhp, thanks to a higher compression ratio of 8.5:1 and different carburettors.

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

The 356A 1600 Super was initially available in Coupe and Cabriolet forms from 1956, with Hardtop-Coupe and Hardtop/Cabriolet versions added in 1958.


Capacity: 1582cc

Compression ratio: 8.5:1

Maximum Power: 75bhp @ 5000rpm

Maximum Torque: 117Nm @ 3700rpm

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: 850 (885 for 1959)kg

Did you know?

The S suffix has long been a part of the Porsche range, used on cars such as the 924, 911 and Cayenne.