Hans de­vice

Wheels (Australia) - - Retro Series -

Fer­di­nand Porsche de­manded 130hp (97kw) to match the 356 Car­rera 2’s com­plex dohc 2.0-litre four-cylin­der. Hans Mezger’s 1991cc sohc flat-six de­liv­ered pack­ag­ing and power, fu­elled by six Solex (later We­ber) carbs and fan-cooled sep­a­rate cylin­ders. A dry-sump al­lowed low mount­ing (and roofline). Five-speed gear­box with full syn­chro­mesh was a Porsche in­ven­tion.

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