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  Porsche 356B Abarth GTL
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1960 - 1961
Numbers built:21
Designed by:Franco Scaglione for Abarth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 14, 2008
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Engine
Configuration 692/3 B4
Location Rear, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 1,587 cc / 96.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 87.5 mm (3.4 in) / 66.0 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 9.8:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Solex Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 115 bhp / 86 KW @ 6,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 72 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium on steel platform chassis
Front suspension double wishbones, transverse torsion bars, hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension swing axles, transverse torsion bars, hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering worm-and-finger
Brakes hydraulic drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 780 kilo / 1,720 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,980 mm (156.7 in) / 1,672 mm (65.8 in) / 1,228 mm (48.3 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,100 mm (82.7 in) / 1,306 mm (51.4 in) / 1,272 mm (50.1 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.15 bhp / kg
Top Speed 220 km/h (137 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1962 Bridgehampton 400 km (Bob Holbert)

Auctions
Past sales

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Abarth: the man, the machines, by Luciano Greggio
  • Porsche, Excellence was expected, by Karl Ludvigsen
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