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1965-1969+1975 PORSCHE 912/912E specifications


Keen to retain a slightly more affordable car in the range after production of the 356 ended, Porsche installed a 90bhp version of that car’s four-cylinder engine in a 911 bodyshell, most fitted with the optional five-speed gearbox. That sounds potentially disappointing, but with light weight and better handling than the 911, this is a fine sports car in its own right. It briefly reappeared in 1975 as the 912E, fitted with a two-litre VW engine. Sold only in the US, this filled gap between the outgoing 914-4 and Porsche’s new 924. Prices are similar for either version.

Production

  • Production:
    30,300/2092
  • Price at launch:
    £2,467
  • Price (excellent)
    £13,000
  • Price (good):
    £10,000
  • Price (average):
    £6,500
  • Price (project):
    £3,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    11.9secs
  • Top speed:
    119.0mph
  • Power:
    90.0bhp
  • Torque:
    90.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    26.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    Flat 4
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    MacPherson struts, torsion bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Trailing wishbones, torsion bar
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4163mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2211mm
  • Width:
    1610mm
  • Height:
    1320mm
  • Weight:
    970kgs

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