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1969-1975 PORSCHE 914-4 specifications


Developed in conjunction with Volkswagen to replace the four-cylinder 912. The engine is borrowed from the VW 411, and being mid- rather than rear-mounted the 914 has excellent handling characteristics, aided by the all-independent suspension. Targa roof clips neatly out of the way to the underside of the bootlid when you want fresh air. From 1973 the 1700 is joined by a 2.0 version, and the following year the smaller engine capacity is raised to 1.8-litres. Low power and that VW connection haven’t helped popularity, but they outrank most water-cooled Porsches.

Production

  • Production:
    115,646
  • Price at launch:
    £2,261
  • Price (excellent)
    £8,000
  • Price (good):
    £6,500
  • Price (average):
    £4,000
  • Price (project):
    £2,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    14.8secs
  • Top speed:
    110.0mph
  • Power:
    80.0bhp
  • Torque:
    97.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    26.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, trailing wishbone, lower wishbone
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, lower wishbone, coil spring
  • Drivetrain:
    Mid-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3985mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2450mm
  • Width:
    1650mm
  • Height:
    1220mm
  • Weight:
    898kgs

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