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"On the outside, the 356A looks very similar to its forefather, the 356, which was created by Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche. The Speedster is of course the convertible version of the 356 with a beautiful (and removable) curved windshield. Underneath the rear hood sits a 1600cc engine that gave the 356A plenty of go for it's lightweight chassis. The suspension was entirely revised with softer springs and stiffer dampeners to optimize the latest tire technology. The end result is a stepwise evolution in classic Porsche fashion. Take the Speedster for a spin and throw it into a corner, or just take it to a picturesque spot and hone your “Forzatography” skills. This is a Porsche for all occasions."
—Official description[1]

The 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster - abbreviated as Porsche 356A - is a classic RWD sports car by Porsche featured in Forza Motorsport 6 as as part of the Porsche Expansion and in all subsequent Forza main series titles.

It has appeared in Forza Horizon 3 since the May 2017 update as a Forzathon Barn Find.

Synopsis

The 356 is the predecessor to the Porsche 911, with the A model being introduced in 1955 as the first model revision of the 356. The Speedster was a lighter and sportier alternative to other 356 open-top models, as it was primarily designed to compete against small British roadsters in the North American market. It was replaced in 1958 by the Convertible D.[2]

The Speedster is a lightweight sports car with a removable flat windscreen, side curtains, bucket seats and a minimal folding roof top. The result is a curb weight of 1676 lb (760 kg) which, in combination with a 60 hp (45 kW) engine, gives the car strong handling characteristics.

Performance

The Speedster suffers from body roll under heavy cornering and struggles from weak acceleration with a stock engine. Although this can be rectified with an engine swap along with a more rigid suspension, the Speedster may become much harder to control with stock tuning settings.

Statistics

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Speed 3.8
Handling 4.1
Acceleration 4.8
Braking 4.0
E 225
DLC:
Requires the Porsche Expansion pack
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 300,000 CR
Performance & Division
Division:
Vintage Touring
Speed:
Top Speed: 101.3 mph  (163 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 13.300 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 90.076 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 116.8 ft (35.6 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 305.6 ft (93.1 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.01 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.97 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide.png
Speed 3.8
Handling 4.1
Acceleration 4.8
Braking 4.0
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E 225
Unlock Requirements
Forzathon:
Complete all challenges for To the Finish Line
Performance & Division
Division:
Vintage Sport Coupe
Value: ? CR
Collection Tier:
Tier 4 - Super Rare (+430)
Speed:
Top Speed: 101.3 mph  (163 km/h)
1/4 Mile: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 13.344 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 90.077 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 125.9 ft (38.4 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 320.6 ft (97.7 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.01 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.97 g
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Speed 3.7
Handling 3.7
Acceleration 4.8
Launch 5.4
Braking 3.0
D 160
Unlock Requirements
A Forzathon reward that can not be purchased from the Autoshow and must be won from a Forzathon event:
Discover its Barn Find rumor upon completing the Rumor Has It challenge (Doing It For The Fans).
Discover its Barn Find rumor (Barn Storming).
Auction House:
Can be purchased or bid on through an Auction House listing
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Rare Classics
Value: 300,000 CR
Speed:
Top Speed: 101.2 mph  (162.8 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 13.321 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 90.050 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 208.2 ft (63.5 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 514.2 ft (156.7 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.70 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.68 g
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Speed 4.7
Handling 4.1
Acceleration 4.1
Launch 6.8
Braking 3.8
D 185
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 300,000 CR
Auction House:
Can be purchased or bid on through an Auction House listing
Performance & Car Type
Car Type:
Rare Classics
Rarity:
Epic
Speed:
Top Speed: 100.9 mph  (162.3 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 13.239 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 90.000 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 209.7 ft (63.9 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 515.3 ft (157.1 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.69 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.69 g

Conversions

Icon Engine.png Conversion - Engine
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6.png 2.5L F4 - Turbo
3.0L F6
3.0L V8 - Racing
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7.png 2.5L F4 - Turbo
3.0L F6
3.0L V8 - Racing
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3.png 2.7L F6
2.0L F4 - Turbo
1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally
Icon Drivetrain.png Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6.png AWD
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7.png AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3.png AWD
Icon Aspiration.png Conversion - Aspiration
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6.png Single Turbo, Positive-Displacement Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7.png Single Turbo, Positive-Displacement Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3.png Single Turbo, Twin Turbo (2.5L F4), Positive-Displacement Supercharger

Gallery

Promotional

Forzavista

References

  1. "Porsche Expansion" . forzamotorsport.net . Retrieved 11-12-2018.
  2. "The First Speedster" . speedsters.com . Retrieved 03-31-2018.
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