Porsche 356 A 1500 GS Carrera GT 1957 (front)
Manufacturer: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen - Germany
Type: 356 A 1500 GS Carrera GT
Engine: 1498cc 4-cylinder boxer
Power: 110 bhp / 6.400 rpm
Speed: 201 km/h
Production time: 1957 - 1958
Production outlet: 700
Curb weight: 930 kg
- It was designed and fabricated by Ferdinand ("Ferry") Porsche, the son of well-known Dr. Ing Ferdinand Porsche, founder of Porsche.
- The concept of of "Project 356" was then styled by Irwin Komenda.
- The T2 model (356A model) was presented in 1957 at the traditional platform for the German car industry: the Frankfurt Messe.
- The name "356" was chosen as it was the 356th project off the Porsche design desk (in Gmünd/Kärnten, Austria).
- The GS-GT (Grand Sport - Grand Touring) was named Carrera in honor of the Mexican Carrera Panamaracana where Porsche Spyders had done so well.
- This 2+2 Coupé has a flat air-cooled boxer, race-bred 4-cam roller bearing engine in the back, two Weber DCMZ carburetors and a four-speed manual gearbox.