1956 Porsche Continental Speedster

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Rank: #4

Class: 1956

0-60 Time: 13.9 seconds

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The top 10 fastest cars from 1956 are ranked from fastest to slowest based on their 0-60 times. We crunched the numbers from the best estimates of several premier resources, including Motor Trend, Road & Track, Car & Driver and more.

Pulling up at #4 in this class is the 1956 Porsche Continental Speedster, which races 0-60 mph in 13.9 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Mellow Cars.

It lags behind the #3 ranked 1956 Porsche Carrera Coupe by 2.4 seconds and darts ahead of the #5 ranked 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider by 0.9 seconds.

Whether you are behind the wheel of one of these cars or happen to spot one in the next lane over, think twice before you step on the gas pedal. In a race from 0-60 mph between 1956 Porsche Continental Speedster vs. 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider, you would WIN by 0.9 seconds!

If you happen to roll up next to another Porsche, be sure you know what you're up against. Find out where your car stands among the top 10 fastest cars from 1956.

Vehicle information

Year: 1956

Make: Porsche

Model: Continental Speedster

Engine: H-4

Horsepower: 66

Torque: 78


Curb Weight: 1750

City MPG:

Highway MPG:

MSRP: $2,995

Performance statistics


Class: Mellow Cars

Rank: #283

Best 0-60 Time: 13.9 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 19.2 seconds

@ speed: 1000.0 mph

Best Top Speed: 96.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 0.0 G

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