The Porsche 550 A Spyder (also known as Porsche 550 1500 RS Spyder) is a race car that was produced by Porsche. It is infamous for being the car in which famous actor James Dean was killed in on September 30th, 1955.

The chassis of the 550 A Spyder is based on the Porsche 356.

Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed

The 550 A Spyder appears in Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed as a Race Class vehicle in the Classic Era category. It is rewarded to the player upon winning the Classic Era bonus race and is purchasable in the car dealer for $50,000.

Compared to other Classic Era cars, the 550 A Spyder has quick acceleration and a high top speed. It feels loose in corners but not as much as the 1965 Porsche 911 2.0.

Slick and rain tyres cannot be purchased for the 550 A.