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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.
— forzamotorsport.net[1] 

The 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster, abbreviated as Porsche 356A, is a classic sports car that appears in the Porsche Expansion for Forza Motorsport 6 and in all subsequent Forza titles as part of Forzathon events.

It was featured in Forza Horizon 3 as a Barn Find in the Doing It For The Fans and the Barn Storming Forzathon events. It was featured again in Forza Motorsport 7 in the To The Finish Line Forzathon event.

Background

The 356 is the predecessor to the Porsche 911, with the A model being 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]

Statistics

Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Speed 3.8 
Handling 4.1 
Acceleration 4.8 
Braking 4.0 
 
E 225
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 300,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the Porsche Expansion pack
Top Speed: 101.3 mph  (163 km/h) Division: Vintage Touring
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 13.300 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 90.076 s
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 G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.01 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.97 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed 3.8 
Handling 4.1 
Acceleration 4.8 
Braking 4.0 
FM7 T4 
E 225
Icon Unique Reward Complete all challenges for To the Finish Line
Top Speed: 101.3 mph  (163 km/h) Division: Vintage Sport Coupe
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 13.344 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 90.077 s
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 G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.01 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.97 g
Collection Tier: 4 - Super Rare (+430)
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed 4.9 
Handling 5.2 
Acceleration 7.1 
Braking 5.1 
FM7 T4 
C 447
Icon Unique Reward Complete all challenges for To the Finish Line
Top Speed: 109.6 mph  (176.3 km/h) Division: Vintage Sport Coupe
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.650 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 20.756 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 109.6 ft (33.4 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 276.9 ft (84.4 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.18 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.13 g
Collection Tier: 4 - Super Rare (+430)
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 3.7 
Handling 3.7 
Acceleration 4.8 
Launch 5.4 
Braking 3.0 
D 160
Icon Unique Reward Discover its Barn Find rumor upon completing the Rumor Has It challenge.
Top Speed: 101.2 mph  (162.8 km/h) Championship: Rare Classics
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 13.321 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 90.050 s
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 G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.70 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.68 g
Value: 300,000 CR

Conversions

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

Performance

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.

It does however suffer 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 a stock tuning settings.

Gallery

References

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