Porsche 550 A Spyder (1956)

Porsche 550 A Spyder (1956)

Year of production: 1956
Engine: flat-four
Displacement: 1,498 cc
Power output: 135 HP (99 kW)
Top speed: 240 km/h (149 mph)

The 550, deliberately designed to be aggressive for motor racing use, was dubbed the “Little Bastard” by American actor James Dean. The rebel without a cause was involved in a fatal crash in his own Spyder while on the way to the Salinas racetrack in California in 1955, at the age of 24. Another driver had failed to observe his right of way.

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