The name comes from the celebrated Carrera PanAmericana road race and Abarth from Turin who build the body. The design was done by Zagato who also built the first 7 and the last 20 section II cars.
The more streamlined, lower profile gave the small car a useful performance advantage at Le Mans, the Targa Florio and Goodwood, where top Grand Prix drivers scored significant class victories for Porsche.
Lightweight bucket seats were standard equipment, as was a roll-over bar and 21-gallon fuel tank. Even with such small engines the cars were capable of 135 to140mph.
Between 1960 and 1963, the Porsche Abarth Carrera GTL was a regular giant-killer on the circuits.
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