The standard 914 was endowed with superb handling but, unfortunately the 80bhp four-cylinder engine didn’t get the car the power it deserved. Which is where the 914/6 came in.

This was essentially the same car as the 914 but fitted with Porsche’s own 2.0-litre flat-six engine, lifted from the contemporary 911T and fitted amidships in the 914/6. This carburettor-equipped engine generated a useful 110bhp and this, combined with the already superb handling, transformed the 914 into a true sports car.

To help cope with the extra power, the 914/6 was given the front ventilated front disc brakes from the 911T, rather than the 914’s Volkswagen-sourced items.

How to spot

  • Mid-mounted, air-cooled flat-six


Capacity: 1991cc

Compression ratio: 8.6:1

Maximum Power: 110bhp @ 5800rpm

Maximum Torque: 156Nm @ 4200rpm

Brakes: Front: 282mm discs; rear: 282mm discs

Suspension: Front: MacPherson struts with telescopic dampers and torsion bar springs; rear: trailing wishbones with telescopic dampers and coil springs. Front and rear antiroll bars

Wheels & Tyres: Front: 15×5.5J with 185VR tyres. Rear: 15×5.5J with 185VR tyres

Length: 4050mm

Width: 1650mm

Weight: >1020kg

Did you know?

Porsche discontinued the 914-6 in 1972, after producing 3351 examples.